The long awaited follow-up to "What if your supervisor was from Lord of the Rings", conveniently timed for the first episode of Season 6: Game of Thrones Academics.
Professor Ned Stark - Possibly the most popular member of staff in the department. Specialises in the study of wolves and winter migration. However, is so bad with internal politics that when he upsets the balance of power he gets sacked. Academic Rating: 7/10.
Dr. Jon Snow - The youngest ever Head of Department, remarkably talented for his age. Over-estimates his ability to lead those many times his own age. Ends up leaving the academic career path abruptly. Followed in his Uncles footsteps studying the physics of large ice masses. Academic Rating: 5/10.
Dr. Melisandre - Not who she appears to be. A bit of a pyromaniac who loves studying fire, but may not be as good as she thinks she is. Liable to move around from University to University at will. Academic Rating: 4/10.
Dr. Tyrion Lannister - Don't let his size deceive you. Tyrion is perhaps the most intelligent scientist in the department, however, he prefers to spend his time drinking than actually working. A Historian presently working overseas. Academic Rating: 5/10.
Dr. Jaime Lannister (The Kingslayer) - Very good at his job and experienced when conducting field work. An unfortunate accident meant that he got lost in the field for a few years. Has no desire to advance his position. Academic Rating: 8/10.
Professor Cersei Lannister - A social scientist with lots of money, tends not to actually do any work, preferring to delegate to minions. Ideas are often deluded. Academic Rating: 4/10.
Littlefinger - Works in an independent institution. His work is so clouded in mystery that no one is really sure of his true qualifications or what he actually studies. Has never been known to collaborate fully with anyone - liable to steal your work. Has dreams of becoming Pro Vice-Chancellor. Academic Rating: 3/10.
Dr. Davos Seaworth (The Onion Knight) - Didn't ever get round to completing an undergraduate degree, so struggled to gain the respect of his colleagues when awarded his PhD. But after many years has proven himself a worthy and fair academic. Specialises in the study of advanced farming techniques. Academic Rating: 9/10.
Arya Stark - A Masters student who has a promising future if we she would follow the advice of her elders. Has shown an interest in advanced cosmetic surgery from an early stage. Academic Rating: 8/10.
Dr. Daenerys Targaryen - Recently graduated PhD student who has delusions of grandeur. Specialises in political science. Has experience collaborating across a number of sectors. Has already sent ripples throughout the academic world championing Open Access science. Has a gift for languages which is highly valuable. Academic Rating: 8/10.
Disclaimer: The above descriptions are fictional. It is meant an amusing and general look at academic life which should not be taken seriously. Any resemblance to real people is a huge huge huge coincidence.