- Stress ?epidemic? hitting universities
University staff make more serious professional errors, are more likely to resort to drink, suffer more health problems and have less sex as a matter of stress and overwork, according to the Times Higher Education Supplement. 42% of education workers take more than five hours of work home with them a week versus just 19% in the general workforce with nearly a quarter of education staff not having time for a lunchbreak. 99.2% of survey respondents in education complained that they had been ill as a result of the way they worked while a third agreed with the statement that ?overwork often leaves me too tired for sex?. Sadly separate results for Student Union Officers are not available?
- Sabbatical gaff season starts early
Imperial College Union?s new sabbaticals may yet need some quick training in diplomacy after Deputy President (Finance & Services) Mike Moate was caught referring to students as ?heathens? on the MTSoc forums. On a related note ICU President Mustafa Arif recently referred to Live!?s journalists as ?inadequate? ? we?re touched, really.
- Patel looking for Boanerges replacement?
Rumours have emerged in recent days that ?rampaging? C&G President Shrenik Patel might be interested in selling Faculty of Engineering motorised mascot Boanerges in order to purchase a more reliable replacement. Mr Patel is apparently seeking more luxury and signs of dependability in his official transportation ? perhaps this news will act as further incentive for this year?s Bo? driver James Devine to ensure that the 100 year old car makes it successfully all the way to Brighton during this year?s VCC run.
- C4 seeks girls
Fresh from their recent efforts looking for geeks Channel 4 appear to have taken on a far greater challenge. The channel is apparently seeking 100 female extras aged 16-40 to take part in the title sequence for a documentary. While cynics might suggest that finding 100 girls at Imperial College could be a tad harder than finding 100 geeks (not that the two groups are exclusive, of course), anyone interested in the idea can see the original Channel 4 flyer.