He went to university with the old-fashioned idea that great minds would guide him through complex issues, and suffered when practical circumstances prevented this.
But rather than sympathise with a bad experience that speaks of everything that’s wrong with academic life in the UK, the response has been an overwhelming call to suck it up, and a confirmation that university is now simply a path to follow to get from A to B.Online courses and lifelong learning may be democratising education, but university should offer something different – an esoteric experience in which knowledge is conferred, for its own sake alone.Rather than simply being failed by the university, he was failed by an entire system.Somewhat naively, he expected wisdom to be imparted to him.Our standard cost for OSL dating is £550 VAT per sample but prices can vary depending on the nature and number of samples (see our schedule of charges).
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Cue much hilarity, repeated use of the term “muppet”, and widespread dismay about the opening of floodgates.
As is often the case, most commentary missed the subtlety of the issue.
In this sense, supporting Faiz Siddiqui is not just about supporting one man’s claim for redress; it’s about defending one of the great cultural beacons of civilisation – something we should all be able to get behind.
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