For all PhD students- RDF Wheel – The Future is in the Stars: Research Excellence at Weeengland

Dear Colleagues,

Andy Wiles, Impact Statistician at Capital Academicians here again! Today I have the great pleasure of introducing the  research development wheel, adapted from the Astrological Chart, and adopted by all leading HE institutions (see this link!!: http://www.vitae.ac.uk/rdf). This is the wheel of knowledge. At Weeengland we allow PhD students to liberate their impact by escaping their star sign. Now a PhD student can explore all elements of the astrological configuration. As eminent psychologist Carl Jung wrote: “like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born.” Your birth chart in fact reveals built-in gifts and struggles for this lifetime, as well as insights about your personality. At Weeengland impact means helping the PhD student to escape their astrological limitations. This requires a new type of chart, an RDF circle designed to liberate the student for future improved impact covering all aspects of the zodiac. Have a look at any traditional Zodiac. This is what  non-PhD students are stuck with.

If you are Taurus, the bull, your personality traits are set. On the good side you are reliable, warm hearted and determined. On the dark side you are possessive, stubborn,  and often greedy. But look at our RDF wheel below. The RDF wheel allows you to liberate yourself from the closed world of your star sign. This revolutionary chart encourages every student to explore all twelve star signs. We have divided the chart so that it maps exactly on to the astrological chart, allowing Taureans (typical traits in C1) for example to develop typical Libran traits, outlined in the A2 section of the RDF chart:


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Librans enjoy working with others, they balance the scales of justice through evaluation and criticism. They can balance out the stubborn Taurean. Imagine liberating the hidden potential of all the planets in the life of your PhD student. The student can access the domains under each competency (see figure 1) to establish what they will need to do to meet the competencies related to their research and learning needs as identified in discussion with their supervisors. Scorpio (scorpions) can work with Aries (rams) in the head of one PhD student! The student can determine their personal growth needs, and how they will undertake learning to inform these outcomes (eg. epigeum/graduate programme/professional modules/external resources). To do so they must pay for their own astrological chart, detailing the position of the stars and planets at the second of their birth. This allows them to understand their natural limits, and to use the RDF chart to overcome these. We recommend that they follow the wheel clockwise  through the key competencies determined by the planets, progressing logically through the astrological year.  The order of the astrological signs is Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. The competency statements for each star sign define a taxonomy ranging from masters to doctoral outcomes. An MA student must complete competencies in at least six star sign areas, while a PhD student must demonstrate competency in all twelve star signs.  This progress can be measured in an  e-portfolio accessible to central administration, directors of postgraduate studies and supervisors. The life cycle of the research student and their personalised astrological suppository will be linked to an annual evaluation.

Capital Academicians recommends that at the start of the PhD process every student visits one of out approved astrologers. For more information visit this site: http://www.astrology.org.uk/.

Do contact me if you are not a PhD student and would like to progress up the competency chart, thus escaping the astrological limits to your life! This innovative development at Weeengland would not have been possible without the assistance of Vitae (www.vitae.ac.uk) who have helped to develop this amazing patented escape from the clutches of astrological limitation.

Dr Andy Wiles,

Impact Statistician, Capital Academicians

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