Compulsory Student Union Membership

Wonderful, looks like the Labour government wants to reintroduce compulsory student Union payments for university students. Back to forcing people to pay for services they don't want or need. The student union never did anything useful for me; the only time I was ever in a situation where I might have needed a union, I was forced to join a special "club" as part of being a student, the student union was the actual problem. Sure they called it a union, but it was basically just a special club I was required to join, even if I never used any of their facilities. Isn't the whole point of unions preventing such things? To my mind mandatory union membership is a violation of the very purpose of unions.

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Date: 2009-06-14 23:03:53, 14 years and 349 days ago


I finally graduated on Saturday; only about six months after my last exam!

Categories: Education
Date: 2008-05-05 23:03:54, 16 years and 24 days ago

I'm back

Just a quick note too let you know I'm back. I've been away in Tasmania for about a month now, which should explain the lack of posts :-). I'll do a write-up on my holidays in the next couple of days.

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Categories: Education, Linkage, Meta
Date: 2007-12-16 23:03:54, 16 years and 165 days ago

Last Exam

... EVER!!!!

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Categories: Education, General
Date: 2007-11-13 23:03:54, 16 years and 198 days ago


I received an amusing letter from my Uni today, apparently I have achieved a GPA of "5.5499999999999998". I mean come on, no one needs, or wants, to know their GPA to that level of precision, why not just round it off to 5.55 or something?

Categories: Education, Oddities
Date: 2007-09-19 23:03:53, 16 years and 253 days ago