This article’s author Mike Jennings is the General Secretary of Ireland’s Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), and Treasurer of the European Region of Education International. Mike has been a longstanding participant in the Trade Union Advisory Committee’s Working Group on Education, Training and Employment Policy (TUAC) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,(OECD). With Education International’s David Robison, Mike has tracked the attempts by OECD to put in place the Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO); its global evaluation programme of Universities. Both Mike and David represent EI on the OECD’s AHELO’s stakeholders’ group. We asked Mike to enjoy himself and give his personal reflections on the pitfalls of attempting to rank the quality of Universities.