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The problem …

Universities these days are subject to many tests, ratings and measurements … REAs, TQAs … all of these leave out one vital factor, in fact the one most important measure of the quality of a university. What is this elusive measure?

Duck Density

That's right, the ultimate mark of a university's prowess and brilliance is its Duck Density. In recognition of this fact, DuckDensity.org.uk has been set up so that those who have the dilemma of where to spend the next three or four years of their life can be truly informed … and so that those who've already made the decision can have a bit of fun ;-)

Help Needed …

The technology behind this exciting, indeed essential, project has now been completed and DuckDensity.org.uk has gone live.

Right now we need your help to establish the water resource and preliminary duck counts for all the universities around the country. This will then allow you the chance to rate your university by its Duck Density, and see how others rate theirs. Join the campaign and help us promote Duck Density at your university.

Giant rubber ducks

Taiwan has several giant inflatable ducks, towering some 18 metres tall. Sadly the BBC reports that one exploded in the port at Keelung just before new years eve.

The ducks are designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, but it is not the first time the ducks have had problems, with one deflating in Hong Kong harbour in 2013

Posted by Tim on 15th February 2014, 21:42 #

Great Yorkshire Duck Race

An attempt to break the world record for the number of plastic racing ducks is being attempted by The Great Yorkshire Duck Race. This charity event takes place on the 9th August at Bolton Abbey. They are racing over a 1km stretch of the River Warfe, so no doubt we will see a very high density of plastic ducks.

Posted by Tim on 18th July 2009, 12:30 #

Become a fan on Facebook

Duck Density now has a page on Facebook.

Become a fan of Duck Density

Posted by Tim on 17th August 2008, 00:29 #

Duck race cancelled over red tape

The BBC reports that a duck race has been cancelled due to red tape.

New saftey concerns have meant that the local council requested a road closure before the Duck Race could take place, yet they were not prepared to fund it, and the organisers cannot afford to pay the 3000 required as it would impact too much on the money they plan to raise for charity.

Posted by Tim on 6th April 2007, 00:58 #

The big duck!

From the "world's largest" department, I've just come across this.

Posted by Tom on 23rd March 2007, 11:02 #

Council to fine duck over-feeders

The BBC reports that a council is to fine duck over-feeders.

Park visitors in Leicester are leaving too much food for the ducks, and consequently attracting vermin to the park. Signs are being errected to warn them about the new fines.

Posted by Tim on 9th June 2006, 13:01 #

The ducks most likey to carry bird flu

The BBC reports on The species of ducks most likley to carry bird flu into the UK.

They are the Bewick's Swan, Mallard, Pintail, Pochard, Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck, White-Fronted Goose, Whooper Swan, and Wigeon.

Posted by Tim on 14th May 2006, 22:58 #

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Top 5 universities

UniversityDuck Density
York13.5
Leeds6.7
East Anglia2.8
Warwick2.1
Roehampton1.6

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