First things first – the title of this blog posting is not meant to imply that a goat ate our homework. In fact, our homework is all present and correct and right here:

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(OK, so maybe not all present: The computer ate some of our data. Hopefully this should not happen again, and stats will be posted here regularly from now on.)

The title of this blog posting is, in fact, partially a reference to a strange and mysterious creature that has been seen on campus. Every week, we get an email in the Glamlife office, telling us how many students have filled in the National Student Survey so far. And every week, there are a few enigmatic words in there: “The goat will continue to visit lectures and foyers in a building near you.”

Some in depth research reveals that the Students’ Union has a new mascot. Gandolf the Goat (yes, with an ‘o’) has been selected as replacement for Gary the Glamorgan Badger. We’re not quite sure what to make of this goat – there have been rumours that he has already got into a scuffle with another mascot at a sports match (and won, of course). Meanwhile, the Students’ Union have sent us a few photos of a goat who looks very pleased with himself, and has a knack for posing…

Unfortunately, the Glamlife team have not yet had a chance to meet the goat in person. That honour is reserved mostly for final year students who have not yet filled in the National Student Survey. Gandolf is the last line of defence: When promos on Glamlife don’t do the trick, when news items are not read, emails and phone calls ignored, then Gandolf swoops in, like a furry superhero, and tries to get the message across. So, if you have not yet done so, please take ten minutes to fill in the National Student Survey. Or the goat will get you…