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Re: University fiasco ? : Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:32 pm  
It's a travesty, it really is.
Some of the poor lambs are even getting 'junk' food delivered to them during quarantine.
Re: University fiasco ? : Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:17 am  
WIZEB wrote:
It's a travesty, it really is.
Some of the poor lambs are even getting 'junk' food delivered to them during quarantine.


Well, it depends on what sort of accommodation they have paid for.
Back in the day, all students had to fend for themselves, cooking, eating, shopping etc

However, these days there is a "catered for" option, for those students who cant or dont want to do these things.

Now, if you've paid for a decent meal or two everyday and someone drops off crisps and kit kats at your door, you are most definitely being short changed.
Having said that, a balanced diet for most students is beer, pizza, beer and kebabs or, when looking after themselves, copious amounts of pasta..

It would be a bit like buying a season ticket to watch FC and then being forced to watch KR instead.
Some may be ok with that but, others wouldn't be very happy :wink:
Re: University fiasco ? : Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:36 pm  
“I see no problem. The larvae flourish when confined to their hexagonal pods.” - Dominic Cummings
Re: University fiasco ? : Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:04 pm  
wrencat1873 wrote:
Well, it depends on what sort of accommodation they have paid for.
Back in the day, all students had to fend for themselves, cooking, eating, shopping etc

However, these days there is a "catered for" option, for those students who cant or dont want to do these things.

Now, if you've paid for a decent meal or two everyday and someone drops off crisps and kit kats at your door, you are most definitely being short changed.
Having said that, a balanced diet for most students is beer, pizza, beer and kebabs or, when looking after themselves, copious amounts of pasta..

It would be a bit like buying a season ticket to watch FC and then being forced to watch KR instead.
Some may be ok with that but, others wouldn't be very happy :wink:


This no longer exists. Replaced by a canteen and store, within at the campus that my son is currently. Both happen to be closed due to corona virus restrictions. He's doing his own cooking, as the price of everything was extremely inflated.
Re: University fiasco ? : Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:13 am  
MorePlaymakersNeeded wrote:
This no longer exists. Replaced by a canteen and store, within at the campus that my son is currently. Both happen to be closed due to corona virus restrictions. He's doing his own cooking, as the price of everything was extremely inflated.


No longer exists because of Corona or, knocked on the head before then.
I realise that canteens etc cant open as they did. However, is the "catered for" option no longer "sold" by the Uni's
Re: University fiasco ? : Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:11 am  
As I said, close to fraud. The leaked SAGE minutes show that they were saying all lectures at least for the first term should be online/distance learning. Students sold a dummy (although, arguably,they can’t be bright enough to be at a proper university they could not see that).
Re: University fiasco ? : Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:39 am  
Dally wrote:
As I said, close to fraud. The leaked SAGE minutes show that they were saying all lectures at least for the first term should be online/distance learning. Students sold a dummy (although, arguably,they can’t be bright enough to be at a proper university they could not see that).


The Universities, heavily in the ear of our Government are largely to blame here.
Not wanting to be put in a position where they may need to think about any refunds for accommodation, they willfully and determinedly encouraged all students to attend.
No staggered or later starts and look at the bloody mess.
The utter bilge and nonsense about "missing freshers" was ridiculous and this AGAIN falls directly at the feet of our Government.

It's a good job they arent sorting our the brewery trip :CRAZY:
Re: University fiasco ? : Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:17 am  
It’s not just the university lobby it’s the buy-to-let in university cities lobby .
Re: University fiasco ? : Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:44 pm  
wrencat1873 wrote:
No longer exists because of Corona or, knocked on the head before then.
I realise that canteens etc cant open as they did. However, is the "catered for" option no longer "sold" by the Uni's


Knocked on the head beforehand.
Re: University fiasco ? : Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:17 am  
MorePlaymakersNeeded wrote:
Knocked on the head beforehand.


Having looked a little further into this, fully catered options are still being "sold" at a number of Uni's, with the main aspect being a full "dinner" each day.
Therefore, back to my earlier point, if you have paid for lunch and dinner and are then given "snacks" instead, surely you are being short changed ?
I relaise that, amongst the myriad of issues that the kids and Uni's are trying to deal with including not being able to run the canteen's etc, looking after those on the "gold accommodation package" will be well down the list but, they certainly aren't getting what they paid for.

It seems clear that there should have been a delay to the start of the year, with on line working (probably from home) being a far more sensible option and then perhaps the virus numbers, particularly amongst the 18 - 25's may not have spiked.

It also appears that this was suggested but, dismissed by those "in charge" and now we have much tighter restrictions for all.

Great work again Bojo. :CRAZY:
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