Wednesday, April 3, 2013
English Degrees get less contact hours
I hated, disliked or was consistently unmoved by my experience of Secondary School. University, by contrast, opened a whole new world of wonder. Chief among its qualities was the fact that I didn't have to attend. I could be social, remote and scholastic, or a combination of the two; and the only measure that seemed to count was whether I passed the exams/essays or not. It amuses me then to read that students from UCL, Oxford, Cambridge, Durham and St Andrews, are having an unfair time because they have so few contact hours; that was what I enjoyed. I can see the argument, however, for fees to reflect the level of service, as well as the level of investment from the different universities.