Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Human rights abusing Glasgow University admits internal reform plans ‘over-ambitious’, no shit Sherlock, corrupt foreigner Anton Muscatelli Principal
It seems that down at the human rights abusing Glasgow University they have over-reaching themselves by trying to be creative.
Having spent 20 years at ‘University of Guantanamo Bay’, I was used to seeing fu*k up after fu*k up after fu*k up.
One reason I believed was the university became a crony infested pit.
Simple minded fu*ks have been employed who have a ‘key’ skill.
Burying themselves in other people’s asses and drawing breath only to tell their 'guru' how wonderful they are.
It was one of the deeply unpleasant sights to witness at the university, I didn’t involve myself in such behaviour while working as a fitness coach because unlike others who wanted to be the ‘pals’ of the students and staff, I actually had skills.
I taught fitness and weight training in my youth on a purely charitable basis and was the best in my field.
There was no competition during my time there; the fitness staff even had to go to my training partners for advice on how to better lay out their gym.
Anyway, the biggest reform of the institution for decades hasn’t gone well, with an internal report saying the move to replace nine academic faculties with four colleges in one year was "over-ambitious".
Bad news for corrupt foreigner Anton Muscatelli!
Doesn't seem like brains are embedded does it?
Senior vice-principal and Vet school character Andrea Nolan also said the financial climate was not ideal.
So speaks the 'voice of wisdom', someone probably told her what a great job she done writing it.
Big thinking isn’t the same as sticking your arm up a cow’s arse Nolan, it takes vision, planning and possibly real genius.
Any halfwit can stand on the sidelines and snipe when it goes wrong.
I always said that if the photocopiers ever breakdown at Glasgow University, then senior management would be effectively paralysed.
'University of Guantanamo Bay' recently was crying over £20 million of cuts which led to voluntary redundancies seeing 264 staff leaving.
Those at the top, saw ‘the trough’ fully protected.
As well as the ‘big idea’ there was another dead donkey roaming about called MyCampus, which sucked up significant numbers of staff being tied up developing a controversial £14m student enrolment website.
The numbers were less than those who hit the beaches on the 6th June 1944 in Normandy; they at least were going forward.
Not fighting a rearguard action.
The workload was said to be putting a great strain on staff because of an increased workload.
Nolan's report said the university had been responding to "major budgetary pressures due to the deteriorating economic climate and public funding situation".
Wow, all that education and the ability to state the bleeding obvious, what a great pity her Veterinary trained mind couldn’t have spoken up before the problems started.
The report summed up by saying:
"The introduction of the new structure was undertaken against a backdrop of significant change, both as a result of internal commitment to delivering the strategy and as a result of funding changes in the external environment”.
Translated, it was the wrong time to start a project because we are skint.
"With hindsight, the senior management group was overly optimistic about what it wished to achieve within the associated time-scales, given the range of other projects that were planned and those that had to be initiated as a result of changes in the external environment."
Senior management is led by David Newall who I never found to be very bright in my dealings with him.
Not very bright with an attitude problem!
Dave Anderson, president of the Glasgow University branch of the UCU lecturers' union, said:
"We have called on senior management to do more to address the concerns of staff that are overburdened as a result of restructuring and to provide the support required to ensure the university's reputation is maintained in coming years."
Years ago while trawling through the University Court Minutes; my eye was caught by a proposal to increase the number of foreign students which could only be to create a cash cow culture to increase revenue.
The university has continued to move towards this principle.
In 2009 a paper prepared for the university's court stressed the importance of streamlining university management to ensure money was spent improving the university's performance.
Presumably some of the lower echelons were to be moved about and possibly out, it was a time to keep your head or pressed to someone senior’s arse in much the same way as troops landed on Omaha beach heads were buried in the sand as mortars and machine gun fire raked the beach.
The paper said:
"Compared to those universities currently in the world's top 50 we have relatively poor international and postgraduate student numbers, our research is not published consistently in journals - and our research capability is not regarded as highly by our peers."
I remember a PhD student telling me the story of someone trying to publish the same stuff twice in an academic journal and a bit of a hue and cry about it.
It was a very sordid episode indeed in Glasgow University history.
The PhD student also added that Sport Science pioneered to some extent at Glasgow University was a ‘load of wank’ and these people weren’t real scientists.
Some people produced a paper on the benefits of using an escalator instead of the stairs by putting up a poster at the bottom, as someone who was a fitness coach; I was appalled that such low grade shit would even be considered to be published.
And anyone would want their name associated with it.
To return to the main issue, a Glasgow University paid spokesman said:
"We are confident that the University of Glasgow is now well placed academically and financially and will continue to deliver world-class teaching and research and the best all-round experience for our students”.
Including institutional bullying, discrimination, harassment, malpractice and criminal fraud, they can’t even do that properly without getting caught out.
This post shows in detail how corrupt, stupid and arrogant so called ‘educated’ people are, publicly beaten by a student doing a 20 credit Egyptology course.
Another red letter day for corrupt foreigner Anton Muscatelli, another bridge too far!
Still there is the big salary, car, uni chauffeur and Principal’s house to be had.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University