Friday, 15 June 2018

The Breathless Pursuit of Excellence

'Excellence of physique': soon to be a REF category
(Image: Wellcome CC BY)
The rhetoric of excellence has become all pervasive in higher education and beyond. We all aspire to excellence, but what does it actually mean? It's become an empty phrase that can mean anything to anyone - and that's its appeal.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Hidden Gems: Sarcoma UK

Kaposi's sarcoma. As if you didn't know (image: Wellcome CC0)

Sarcoma is a relatively rare disease, making up just 1% of cancer diagnoses annually. The charity Sarcoma UK aims to tackle it, and its grants have an impressive success rate of 22-40% in recent years.