July 26, 2006

Why Warwick isn't the worst university in the world ever

Sometimes you may feel frustrated with the University of Warwick plc ltd inc. But after completing my teacher training at another university (nee poly) I can assure you that there are worse places to go.

When I got sent a letter in June inviting me for an interview on the 21st April I should have known something was up, but I ploughed on regardless. Alarm bells really started to ring when after being offered a place on the course it took about four hundred and fifty six phone calls – four hundred and fifty five too many in my view – to confirm that, yes, I would be taking it up.

And this set the tone for the rest fo the year. Being sent on placement to a school that had a completely different name to the one they told me – and yes, it was the right one. Trying to hand in an assignment and finding that there was no one in the building to collect it. No one visting me on placements and no explanation being offered for this, leading to severe abandonment issues.

So it was appropriate enough that yesterday I received a letter from the university saying that they hoped to send out my results within the next couple of weeks. These being the same results I got two weeks ago. Even when they get it right they get it wrong.


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  1. Does this mean you're now qualified to teach kids? Ulp! Well done Mike, many congrats. Hope things are going well for you.

    26 Jul 2006, 14:10

  2. John Dale

    It could be our new strapline:–

    Warwick: not as bad as some other places.

    26 Jul 2006, 15:37

  3. Christopher Rossdale

    They could chuck it on the signs at the entrance – after some of the uni visits i went on before i came, that probably would've worked.

    26 Jul 2006, 18:54

  4. Shit. Well I'll be updating you on the warwick PGCE next year if you read my blog, and if I ever manage to find the time!

    26 Jul 2006, 18:56

  5. Yup, I'm all set to take them on! Can't wait for September. How are you anyway Simon? I've been pretty much out of the blogging world for ages. Your blog looks photographic – nice one.

    Perhaps they could just fill the prospectus with places Warwick is better than.

    Good luck Helen! I'm sure you must be very excited to get going. Be warned: teaching is addictive.

    26 Jul 2006, 20:50

  6. Rachel

    I start my Primary PGCE in September too!

    26 Jul 2007, 14:08

  7. Disgusted Parent

    THE WORST UNIVERSITY COLLEGE IN CANADA:
    MALASPINA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, NANAIMO, B.C.

    Patrick Ross the Student Services VP denies students any kind of parent protection of them from lies by a Professor [Brown] who says a student has missed over half the classes when they have not!!

    Another Professor refuses to give out a course content summary [Walsh].

    Also, an open letter to Frank Moher:

    I have seen what you wrote to my daughter, Patricia.

    I have also seen her posting to your course on 5 November, 2007 and there
    was NO ATTACHMENT??

    In your statistics, where are you getting that the original was created on 5
    November, 2007 when there was NO ATTACHMENT OF A FILE on 5 November, 2007??

    The e-mail was created on 5 November, 2007!!!

    And since there was NO ATTACHMENT WITH THE E-MAIL, you CANNOT SAY WITH ANY DEGREE OF ACCURACY OR TRUTH WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ATTACHED??

    Hence, your comments are totally inappropriate as you CANNOT ASSUME
    ANYTHING:

    YOUR E-MAIL STATEMENTS TO MY DAUGHTER ARE RIDICULOUS PREJUDICIAL STATEMENTS!

    Finally, Patricia has done enough university work to know not to plagiarize
    anything, and submit it as her own!!

    Your comments are unfounded??

    PATRICIA AND I HAVE DECIDED THAT SHE WILL NOT BE DOING ANY MORE COURSE WORK FOR YOU IF THIS IS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CONDUCT YOUR DEALINGS WITH STUDENTS, SUPPOSITION, INNUENDO AND NO CONCRETE PROOF??

    JUST DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED!!

    I HAVE ADVISED PATRICIA LONG AGO TO GET OUT OF MALASPINA AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT SHE WILL NOW DO!!

    SHE WILL TAKE NO MORE COURSES AT MALASPINA!!

    THANK GOD!!

    19 Nov 2007, 21:32


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