Obama enrols on OU course and other foolish fables

UK“From news of a new honours degree in ‘cow tipping’, to the shock revelation that US President Barack Obama was to enrol on an Open University course, the higher education community had a mischievous April Fool’s day. Among a number of announcements that caused some confusion this morning was a statement from the Royal Agricultural College saying it was launching a BSc (Hons) in cow tipping. The course, said to be created by long-serving RAC staff member Dr Pasteur Ised, would require a Universities and Colleges Admissions Service score of ‘five cows tipped an hour or more’, and promised to lead to a career as a professional cow tipper, cow rotation specialist, lecturer, or researcher …” (more)

[Sarah Cunnane, Times Higher Education, 1 April]

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