I decided to take a look at the website of the “independent and trusted third-party” for the Staff Engagement survey ie Valuentis: see http://www.valuentis.com. It says that its offices are in Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square. According to NovaLoca Commercial Property Finder ( http://www.novaloca.com ): “Berkeley Square House is the premier multi-let building in the heart of Mayfair overlooking Berkeley Square”. Is this the sort of location a cost cutting university would expect to find value for money ? Whilst the university threatens substantial redundancies; aims to slash the salaries of some of its teaching staff and wields the axe to their terms and conditions – it seems it needs to pay Mayfair based HR consultants to work out how engaged we all are. In the light of this and the champagne reception held recently by the university, one wonders just how much money the university has to lavish on discretionary spending and external consultants and who is really paying the price for it.