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November 22, 2005

Terminology

The maths department is in dire need of invigilators for an exam on Wednesday 4 January. Sums up everything that's wrong with the academic calendar this year, last year, and I just notice next term [that's right, we're gonna miss 4 expensive days of uni this year!].

Starting term on Wednesday 4 January is stupid because

  • You lose 2 valuable days of learning [or days useful for sports/societies];
  • Most people decide not to celebrate New Year's in or around Coventry [oddly enough?] and will thus have 1 or 2 days to move back en masse, leading again to stupidly long queues etcetera;
  • Students who happen to go abroad to see their families for Christmas will have to pay considerably more for plane tickets right after New Year's eve;
  • You don't have time to get used to the fact you're in a new year before term starts, leading to you putting the wrong date on everything you own.

Anyone else? Alternatively, think of how many universities use this silly term plan, and how hard it is to organize events with other universities while everyone is either on or off term time!


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One leaf can be a whole picture in itself

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Is there anywhere I can suggest this for blog-line of the month/year/century? It might make more sense in context but still, it made me smile.


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