Friday, April 1, 2011
Glasgow University operate a secret policy of discrimination against the working class, as a victim I know why the poor are restricted in education
Working class not welcome!
That is the message from Scottish universities which have the worst record on widening access in the UK.
I have been saying for some time that the poor and disadvantaged are being shut out.
George Laird was right again.
And the situation is getting worse.
New figures show just over one-quarter of those studying in Scotland come from the lowest socio-economic classes.
The UK average is 30% and this is the lowest figure since 2002.
Stats from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa) also show Scottish universities have the worst drop-out rates in the UK.
Working class not welcome!
Liam Burns, NUS Scotland president, said:
“We need to see a greater political priority put on widening access. This is about increasing financial support for the poorest students to encourage them to come to university, but it is also about changing the system. We believe it is time every institution was set targets on fair access with consideration of financial penalties for those that consistently under-perform.”
Alastair Sim, director of Universities Scotland, said:
“Targets and fines would be a crude, unproductive and unsuccessful way to try to widen access to universities. The main barriers of aspiration and attainment start many years before entry to university and have to be tackled at school age. That’s why it’s important that schools, colleges and universities continue to work together on this. Taking money from universities, at a time when funding has already been cut, is only going to make it more difficult for universities to fund their extensive outreach programmes to low participation communities.”
Alastair Sim was formerly at the human rights abusing Glasgow University, so he is pretty keen that fiefdoms such as Glasgow are protected from scrutiny into how they operate.
Fines would be appropriate.
Another group which doesn’t want scrutiny is The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) made up of vested interests from the universities who sit on its committees.
One of the ways that human rights abusing Glasgow University run by corrupt foreigner Anton Muscatelli is allowed to get away with discrimination in courses is by use of the ‘interview’ system.
The interview system allows people to be weeded out by subjective opinion.
Glasgow University is a human rights abusing organisation that operates a secret policy of discrimination against people from working class backgrounds.
I am proof of that.
The University sector is in need of radical reform to so that transparency and accountability are reinserted into the system.
This will not happen while people like corrupt foreigner Anton Muscatelli allow discrimination of ordinary working class Scottish students.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University