Bonkers and rankers

May 21, 1999

I have only just seen your startling headline proclaiming that "'Bonkers' job index irks v-cs" (THES, April 23).

Shame on v-cs for being so narrow-minded. In this age of ubiquitous league tables, I see no reason why sexual athleticism should be excluded from the rankings. As a transferable skill much practised by students on an extra-curricular basis, this is surely long overdue to be formally assessed and graded. No doubt the Quality Assurance Agency could rise to the challenge of devising appropriate performance indicators.

Or have I misunderstood something?

Aidan Foster-Carter

Honorary senior research fellow, University of Leeds

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