Monday, November 2, 2009

Unis turning into businesses

I've neglected this blog.
Another fact: I'm a Sagittarius that loves the enjoyment of hardship.
Lie: I'm currently typing this post at Simon Baker's penthouse and sipping on champagne while I type this.

I'm a university student. A regular uni student who attends her lectures and tutorials at all times*. I don't complain. I get my essays, assignments and exams completed - then go home and nap. Or, go to the bar and have a couple pints of beer. I don't pay attention to uni politics. I simply go there to learn.

I'm studying a degree in media and law. Law is an intensive degree and each subject of law requires a two hour tutorial. However, the uni I'm currently attending wants to cut the two hour law tutorials to one hour tutorials. Why? So they don't have to pay law tutors another $80-$100.

To add insult to injury, they won't lower the prices of those law subjects. Nor are they going to lighten the workload for us. Now this is unacceptable.

The uni I attend has just renovated the Arts building - which has the latest technology and futuristic furniture. They are also building a new library which will contain some robots helping us find our books, journals, DVDs and other catalogues. It also has a high amount of international students as well - who would have paid their fees upfront before attending the institution.

Now, the uni is telling us that they don't have the money to pay tutors? Seriously. Paying $80 a week to tutors isn't much, it is only a small part of the total uni budget.

Unis are all about giving students an education to the degree they wish to obtain at the end of their studies. Making sure they understand the basics before they head into the big bad world called the workforce.

Maybe I'm an idealist, but I think it's enough that unis keep on cutting costs for business reasons, and not doing what its purpose should be. Providing quality education for students.

*Again, another lie.

Rant over,


Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

ahhh uni politics... makes me so glad that i stuck it out for so long and that it's finally all over! and now, as a product of the australian education system, i still cannot spell or apply proper grammer to save my life. which is ironic consdiering I have an English major.

Chickie Little said...

That's shite. But wait till you get into office politics... same same but different. The small people are always getting screwed over.

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