Political Correctness


#1188

Had them falling over in the aisles.


#1189

Yep. Every uni has an obligatory handful of student union types, the only way they can get any traction is by being outrageous.


#1190

Student politics is much like real politics, except its a thousand times more petty and is of zero consequence to anyone outside their little bubble. It’s all about the point-scoring and getting one up over their opponents.


#1191

The tragic thing is that it wasn’t a joke. It’s quite harrowing to hear loud cheers as he talks about “revolutionary suicide”.

Most of the people there were black. His “big thing” was racial integration.


#1192

I’m not sure I’d want to listen to that.


#1193

It’s not an enjoyable experience. I only listened to try and understand what could possibly have led so many people to take their own lives. But I still don’t understand.


#1194

Unfortunately there are a lot of gullible weak minded people that are easy manipulated by others


#1195

Religion, politics , ■■■■ Carlton, the list goes on.


#1196

Thanks, you were a wonderful audience. Stupid also.


#1197

Who said this?


#1198

Further up


#1199

Yeah nah.

I said University wasn’t required to get the information any more.

I never said you don’t need a degree to get a job any more.

But you knew that already.


#1200

Get a dilploma in a course that’s been phased out that’s in its last year and get your qualification because they couldn’t make you come back next year. And they couldn’t be stuffed. And it was being replaced with a health science degree. And you drank with half the teachers. And there was a critical shortage of professionals in the state.

That’s all hypothetical of course.


#1201

Uni was all about learning soft skills

More importantly, how not to act when you get a job in the real world :joy::joy:


#1202

Critical thinking, developing an argument and providing analysis to support the argument is something that you could learn yourself on the internet? Writng for different audiences?

I have two degrees and use the skills and knowledge i developed everyday at work.


#1203

Who will critically analysis the information, test it, come up with new ideas or advancement if not universities? Where will the growth in our knowledge happen?


#1204

There’s a massive difference between people at uni for research vs people there for an undergrad.


#1205

Yes.

That’s your example?


#1206

I’m staggered that this needs to be repeated.

There has been a radical change in how information is distributed, and the idea that this will have long term affects on previous gatekeepers to information, is apparently a crazy idea?

Ironically, if less money and space was spent on cramming 400 students at a time in a lecture theatre - listening to lectures of now freely available information - it would leave a lot more money and space for the scientific research crew.


#1207

I thought everyone just watched lectures on line from their bed these days.