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August 13, 2010

University cuts of 35% will be worst since the Great Depression

By a strange coincidence, the United Kingdom is faced with its worst economic circumstances since the 1930s. What are the odds?

From the comments, common sense.

Henceforth to be known as "comment sense". Due to the wit.

"Amazing how old battles carry on regardless of the cause. "Bring back the Polytechnics" means bring back the binary divide. penalize those upstart institutions that dare to call themselves 'universities' rather than ancient institutions"
- Scott Ford, London SW7, 13/8/2010 13:18

@Scott. This is not true. Polytechnics and Universities were different. The main aim of the Polytechnics was teaching, not research. I was an undergraduate at a polytechnic and a post-graduate student at a top 20 university. There was a massive difference: the polytechnic hired ex-practitioners who in general were good lecturers and academic standards were maintained through reviews by the CNAA. I gained a good degree. The top 20 university hired academics who were in general: poor lecturers, lazy and only interested in their research. The course was poor and the qualification worthless. In my humble opinion the Polytechnics were far superior to Universities for students who wanted a non-academic career.
- Steve West, Cambs UK, 13/8/2010 13:57

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 13, 2010 09:41 AM