Sunday, 20 June 2010

A Recipe for GPISH

written by my classmate, Amira:

A recipe for GPISH

Take fifteen students,

Select from as wide a range of backgrounds as possible – this will enhance the flavour of the final dish

Allow to infuse with Arabic and marinate for a month.

Transfer to pressure cooker and add the following ingredients:

A few handfuls of reading material – be generous with this

A teaspoon of new concepts – but add it slowly or the mixture will curdle

A dash of wit and humour to spice things up.

Pepper with unfamiliar languages – Arabic, Persian, a dash of Urdu, a pinch of Tajik, a drop of Swahili

Turn up the heat in the discussions so that all the flavours combine well – but be careful, some might clash!

Test the mixture periodically and adjust the flavouring with high grades or low, to taste.

Take out and leave to chill for a summer, then return to pressure cooker and double the heat.

Stir in application forms and references, a few at a time.

Add some exotic specialisms and a healthy dose of passion

Throw in a few handfuls of ologies and isms – the bigger the variety, the better.

Remove the mixture from the pressure cooker and expose to some Spanish flavours, then return.

Strain through a sieve of research methodology and project work.

Serve warm at universities across the UK - and abroad - with a side order of critical thinking and creativity.

To all of you who have been our “chefs”

You have cooked, stirred, heated, tested, combined flavours in new and exciting ways.

They say that the best meals are the ones that are cooked with love and care – if that is true, then GPISH is the tastiest product on the menu.


  1. Who says Nooreen and I are the only cooks here... soo in awe Rozy!