Word imperfect

July 7, 2006

One syllable can make all the difference. To much amusement at the Higher Education Academy's conference this week, its chief executive, Paul Ramsden introduced Colin Campbell, Nottingham University's vice-chancellor, as the chair of "Acas". One suspects a different outcome of the pay dispute had the combative vice-chancellor been at the helm of the pay arbitration service. Sir Colin is chair of Ucas - the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

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