He enjoyed reading the applications. Amid the countless ones full of generic phrases parroting praise of the university’s “world leading position” there were gems. Applicants who’d been brave and creative in their statement. Contrary ones where they’d taken on industry clichés or sacred cows. Speculative ones where they’d imagined a complex future. Or just honest ones where the writer had admitted doubts or fears. Original ones. Click “accept”. But now he was the one with doubts. He found himself reading with just a touch of cynicism. He didn’t want to but he found his cursor hovering over the button. Check.