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University greed

Discussion in 'Scotland - education news' started by aypi, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. aypi

    aypi Senior commenter

    So we are to send or children off to the cities to catch covid. To be ill and alone for the first time in their life.

    "We will be online until January" they said.
    Then they realised that the halls would be empty.
    "There are workshops they said"
    So following the piper's tune off our young went.
    "The workshops are online"
    So they did not need to be in Glasgow.

    I thought Universities had clever people in them.
  2. aypi

    aypi Senior commenter

    and now they might hold them hostage at Christmas.
  3. moscowbore

    moscowbore Star commenter

    Totally agree. The students have been ripped off. Many news articles on this subject today.
    Marisha likes this.
  4. bonxie

    bonxie Lead commenter

    Those poor kids: living away from home for the first time but quickly stuck in lockdown with people they've only just met, some of them getting Covid and having to cope with their symptoms without mum and dad's care, others dealing with the worry of sharing accommodation with people who have been confirmed positive. Having had to cope with the fiasco over their exam results, they're now paying a fortune for university accommodation but with none of the benefits they were expecting - not able to go out and meet new people, not able to go to pubs/cafes/restaurants, not able to socialise in each other's accommodation etc. It's going to do wonders for their mental health.
  5. bigjimmy2

    bigjimmy2 Lead commenter

    I must admit that this - among everything else going on - is something that I just don't care about, sorry!
  6. moscowbore

    moscowbore Star commenter

    Thank you for your email to the Principal.

    As is being reported, there are a number of outbreaks of Covid-19 in student residences across Scotland. At Glasgow, these are concentrated at our Murano St and Cairncross residences. While the vast majority of students continue to abide by relevant government regulations, there were breaches in protocol during Freshers’ Week. This helped spread the virus within our community.

    In accordance with public health officials, the University is working hard to curb the outbreak and support students to self-isolate as required. Universities have also agreed to put in place additional measures to prevent the further spread of the virus. This includes strongly advising against use of hospitality, such as bars, this weekend. This is a request, not a legal ban.

    If, however, students are found to be putting the safety of others at risk within residences by, for instance, not respecting the government regulations prohibiting visits from other households, we will instigate disciplinary procedures along a strict ‘Yellow Card / Red Card’ approach. While we first warn students about breaches of discipline, we will escalate this further, including suspension from the University, if required to.

    At what is a difficult time for students, we appreciate the sacrifices that the majority are making to protect themselves and others. However, given the seriousness of the situation, we must take swift and additional action to get the virus under control and stop it spreading further. We then look forward to students continuing their studies as intended.

    Thank you, once again, for taking the time to write.

    Best wishes
  7. moscowbore

    moscowbore Star commenter

  8. mousey1394

    mousey1394 New commenter

    Are you me?
  9. aypi

    aypi Senior commenter

  10. bigjimmy2

    bigjimmy2 Lead commenter

    I've not really been following the universities story but doesn't it just go to show that almost everything in this world we live in boil down to cash? The dons (sorry, can't think of a funny Godfather comment) must have explicitly decided to take the cash, knowing full well that "teaching" wasn't going to happen. Nothing criminal, of course, but morally in the gutter? They'll have easy, oven-ready excuses to hand, "in these unpredictable and unprecedented times we made difficult decisions in the best interests . . . ".
    Marisha likes this.
  11. Effinbankers

    Effinbankers Lead commenter

    In the best interests of protecting their own pensions by getting the tills ringing in the student union
    Marisha, aypi and bigjimmy2 like this.
  12. aypi

    aypi Senior commenter

  13. aypi

    aypi Senior commenter

    A Glasgow University is still forcing a former pupil of mine to go to do two labs. Yes he cannot do them here, but he could do them at a later, safer date.

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