Despite reports ("Race is on for AUT's top job", THES, October 19), I am not a potential candidate for general secretary of the Association of University Teachers. Incidentally, if I had been, I would have sought not a straight AUT/Natfhe merger, but a new body linking Natfhe's higher education members and the AUT; and an equivalent further education organisation. I wish the AUT well. I am sure it will find an excellent candidate.
Head of universities, Natfhe