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Protest going past office building - Lecturers or something...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Noxis, 1 Jun 2006.

  1. Noxis


    Joined: 26 Jul 2003

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    ... could wee on them from the office window but they might get upset :p

    They want more money or something?
  2. Mat


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    More tweed jackets with leather patches on the elbows.

    There was a conga of about 40 students in Cambridge town centre yesterday with a couple of photographers in tow... :confused:
  3. Noxis


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    Those crazy students!
  4. Trifid


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    Drop a penny on the floor if you are high enough up. ;) :p
  5. Von Smallhausen

    Man of Honour

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    Don't we all, but some can't strike !

    Wee on them.
  6. xander_uk2

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    I'm down with the whole pee on them thing....

    Go for it, they can afford the dry cleaning
  7. Rotty


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    Nearest thing they will have done to a days work in many a year
  8. Alex_L


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    lecturers work very hard from my experience of the tutors and supervisors i've had.

    I also think we need to try and pay them as well as possible to attract the best , as you just have to look at american universities and the sucess of spin off companies to see why its worth attracting the best academic talent.
  9. MuvverRussia

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    Wee on them :). Failing that, throw a pallet of bricks or something at them. People are starting to get ****** off with what they're doing.

    Whilst yes, an increase in lecturers salary would be a good thing (remember they've been offered 12.6% and their union rejected it, without even consulting their members), they are effectively holding UK higher education to ransom. Hell, even an all out strike would be preferable to this, as at the moment nobody seems to know what's going on, who's effected etc.
  10. Arcade Fire


    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

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    65, actually. ;)

    It was the first Cambridge flashmob. Not as successful as it could have been, but then again it is exam term. The next one will be bigger, I promise!
  11. [TW]Fox

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    Essentialy, they think the money from top up fees should go to them, giving them much bigger wages, whereas the Universities think it should go on more facilities, new buildings, etc etc.

    So, they went on strike by refusing to mark students works - bringing us students into their petty, selfish and greedy dispute.

    They've been offered nearly 13% payrise and it's STILL been rejected.

    They KNEW the salary before they decided to become a lecturer, I have zero sympathy and think the way they are using us students as pawns in their silly game is apalling.
  12. Aod


    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

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    Location: London

    to be fair, many lecturers only work at universities so that they can do research using the facilities.

    i think that if they only lecture because they have to, they shouldn't be paid at all.
  13. Noxis


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    If you cant do - teach