So last week the Vice Chancellery was distributing its awards for well done-ness to staff. Last year I was nominated for one much to my embarrassment as it was for something that many other people had contributed to, but fortunately the awards ceremony (a blooming black tie dinner - not my scene) was on my 60th birthday so I had excuse not to go, and fortunately again I didn't win it anyway.

This year seeing it from the other side there is a clear message coming from the VC through all of the posters advertising "Are You a Winner?" - and that is that if you are not a winner then you are a Loser and therefore a burden to the enterprise and you should just feck off.