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sarahbell

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If someone accused the university of something-o-phobia and claimed they were 'offended', I doubt they'd issue a statement saying 'tough, jog on'. 

But if you oppose the liberal agenda, well that's different. 

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31 minutes ago, Hail the Tripod said:

Which would be fine if they didn't hoover up taxpayer cash, and taxpayer backed loans. 

And impoverish our kids along the way.... who will be subbing this out of their fees....

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38 minutes ago, sarahbell said:

It is great to see that those in decision making positions are so well educated to be able to put forward such a well structured and cogent argument. I am completely persuaded to their point of view. Clearly having them in this position of authority is vindicated and do not feel in any way they they may be over paid nor conceited nor self-centered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOT

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13 minutes ago, Malthus said:

Surely genuine refugees fleeing persecution would have no issue attending a UK university if they have the correct qualifications or equivalent 

If they are talking about illegal immigrants I can’t see how they can attend a UK university ?? 

It's a scholarship. It's not a matter of qualifications or ability, but if they presumably meet the acceptance criteria some or all fees will be paid. Indirectly by the taxpayer/other students, unless a donation hs been made to the Uni for this purpose.

Impoverished/disadvantaged UK students need not apply.

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11 minutes ago, TheBlueCat said:

Back in the day Reading was a real third rank institution. Given that standard of argument and public communications it’s safe to say not much has changed.

I think you may find it has slipped somewhat. 

My guess is that universities such as this will not be around in a few years

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35 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

...or did someone just decide to do it by themselves?

 

 Presumably some student reps on the committee. There was a similar thing a few moths ago with some university announcing some banning or boycotting something or other, that got reversed a few days later.

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1 hour ago, One percent said:

And impoverish our kids along the way.... who will be subbing this out of their fees....

Rest assured no staff pensions will be unduly affected.

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you know, i dont really read many twitter roll outs, but i had a read of that one. Man its bloody annoying, its so ok, yar and so on, all the way down, had to abandon it after a few pages, just grated on my nerves. Its like a few people bigging each other up about how great they all are, gets on my wick. A proper clique of clarts.

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, Panther said:

The great thing about twitter is seeing the mask of professionalism let slip by an organisation

Time and time again it can be a reassuring sanity check if you have a momentary doubt about your prior conculsion that's it's time to leave an employer, or you want a real insight into the unprofessionalism of a colleague.

Edited by Hopeful

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3 hours ago, TheBlueCat said:

Back in the day Reading was a real third rank institution. Given that standard of argument and public communications it’s safe to say not much has changed.

Afraid so.

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Regardless of whether the scholarships are a good idea or not..  that tweet is monumentally arrogant.

No public servant should treat the general public who pay their salary with that kind of contempt. 

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48 minutes ago, Libspero said:

Regardless of whether the scholarships are a good idea or not..  that tweet is monumentally arrogant.

No public servant should treat the general public who pay their salary with that kind of contempt. 

they just did there.

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54 minutes ago, Libspero said:

Regardless of whether the scholarships are a good idea or not..  that tweet is monumentally arrogant.

No public servant should treat the general public who pay their salary with that kind of contempt. 

Universities don't get public money directly - they need to encourage students to borrow £50,000 and go to that Uni rather than another one...

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These people will have been living in appalling conditions in an awful part of the world. A shithole indeed.

Offer them a scholarship somewhere else.

Not fair they have to continue living in Reading.

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