Episode 12: New ways of working, avoiding the apocalypse and campus life after lockdown

May 23, 2020, 02:57 PM
The latest episode in the series of podcasts featuring University Registrars talking about stuff. This time Paul Greatrix talks to Dr David Duncan, Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary at the University of Glasgow about a range of higher education topics mainly relating to the pandemic.

We learn a bit about David’s career, the response of Glasgow to the lockdown and talk about future working arrangements. There is some discussion about the slightly different higher education situation in Scotland as well as what are going to be challenging arrangements for trying to bring a new normality to campus life in the coming academic year. Financial challenges, international student recruitment, the perception of universities in the public realm and the need to avoid presenting matters as a rapidly approaching apocalypse for universities are also explored.