Celebrating Excellence – a few thoughts

Now for this tutorial we are going to discuss the 'power of thank you' and this is something which never seems to get celebrated in office jobs at the bottom end of the scale or even a little further up as both Pippa and I have recently experienced (see our Instagram story) A simple 'thank... Continue Reading →

Poodlepods News: Exciting Times for Pippa and Dolly

We can exclusively report that the Poodlepods storyline on Instagram has been radically altered to reflect a new learning outcome! It was written in stone that Pippa was going to jump over to another feed in a sort of breaking the 4th wall and have a little down time in the studio.  No more.  Big... Continue Reading →

Farewell Professor Stephen Hawking

I know, I know, we give professors a very bad rap at the University of Admin. But there are a few who deserve our thanks and huge credit for seeing the brighter side of life. Stephen Hawking proved that curiosity and a sense of humour can overcome. He was physically constrained, but thank goodness his... Continue Reading →

How to be happy nine to five..

..look, nobody said that this was going to be easy. PA Pippa has gone and lost it over on Instagram and thrown Professor Sasha's latest gold fanny award down the lavatory. Here, at the University of Admin, we do not condone blocking an entire higher education establishment's sewerage system in a fit of career frustration. ... Continue Reading →

We hate to brag..

..but here at the University of Admin we are proud to be ahead of the curve.  Well, it is cutting-edge art and all. We're talking mops.  A University of Oxford academic has taken a snap of a cleaner, scrubbing the International Women's Day graffiti off some steps, as other men look on - great photo.... Continue Reading →

Management Basics: how to deal with Admin Support People

CRISIS MANAGEMENT ALERT! We are very sorry to have to report a spate of thefts from the office!  It is therefore very important that management organise the naming of all equipment. Even the cheapest. NOTE: This handy video, produced by our experts in the Poodlepods Main Office will be particularly useful for senior academics specialising... Continue Reading →

According to Philip Hammond, we don’t exist..

..so that is a massive relief.  I thought I was going crazy for a minute.  Like finally being diagnosed with an incurable brain disease, yesterday, our own Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP gently, but firmly confirmed that shorthand typists, senior secretarial staff who are currently working away, supporting and helping others to excel... Continue Reading →

We are #1

Yes, we repeat, we are NUMBER ONE in the world rankings of senior secretary unsatisfactory survey results! We are so proud at the University of Admin to have yet another award to put on our letterheads and wave from the roof. It really is such a massive honour and we all cannot wait to be... Continue Reading →

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