Thursday, 14 February 2013

UCLan, cut the crap.

We've all heard about the budget cuts and the increase in tuition fees... Since September 2012 students at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) pay £9000 per year here (Almost triple what we, students who started prior to that, pay), a fact I can more or less accept since the money has to come from somewhere...

So what does the university do?

UCLan installs screens at the door of every classroom to show timetables, what was wrong with our old paper timetables? Nothing.
It changes the whole attendance monitoring system by installing new magnetic scanners at the door of every classroom. What was wrong with the little scanners teachers had? Nothing.
Today, four gigantic ice sculptures were put around campus. Who benefits from that? Certainly not me. I really hope our tuition money ins't funding these ice sculptures...

All this money UCLan spends on unnecessary stuff could fund so many brilliant projects, internships, and just stuff students would actually benefit from...

I know so many people including me who were refused funding for their final year projects or summer internships because of lack of funds.
And while we can "enjoy" the sight of giant ice feet on campus, we are still freezing our asses off in the library (to the point where I actually wear gloves). The library where half of the books of our reading lists can't be found of course...
An iPad and iPods to win as bait for students who fill in the national survey. Another few unnecessary hundreds of pounds wasted...

UCLan, cut the crap.