Monday, June 25, 2012
Lecturers at human rights abusing Glasgow University claim life is worse there as an employee, corrupt foreigner Anton Muscatelli Principal!
I spent about 20 years at human rights abusing Glasgow University.
Met many people and taught many people, but I was always an outsider because I am working class.
This blog highlights the situation I found myself in, but rather than the university paint me as a malcontent, they should stare straight in the mirror and look at themselves in the management.
Things have been bubbling away under the surface, discontent is brewing.
It seems that Lecturers are increasingly disenchanted with life at Glasgow University.
The latest survey for the university found a sharp decline in levels of satisfaction experienced by lecturers since 2009.
And there is only one direction of travel, downwards.
An internal report by Andrea Nolan, formerly of the Vet School and now the university's senior Vice-principal, said the move to replace nine academic faculties with four colleges in one year was "over-ambitious".
The take for me is people reaching beyond their abilities trying to build little empires and copy others.
I always said if the photocopiers break down, the effect would be to paralyse the ‘blue sky thinking’.
Copying others is a Glasgow University tradition, much like bullying working class people.
One reason for current unhappiness is the shedding of staff while at the same time protecting the riches for those at the top.
There is only so much room at the trough and the management eat with their elbows on the table.
Corrupt foreigner Anton Muscatelli Principal!
Muscatelli took over as Principal from the despicable Sir Muir Russell who saw his salary jump.
When asked by a university reporter what vision he laid out to the interview committee, he couldn’t remember.
Russell however was a member of the private invitation only club called the Royal Society of Edinburgh and their members effectively have a monopoly in higher education in Scotland.
Some might say that it is a cartel.
Significant numbers of staff were bounced into projects with little value in my opinion such as the controversial £14m student enrolment website called MyCampus.
When the site was launched much of it did not work, putting a greater workload on staff.
Patently why do a job right when a shambles will do.
As well as the fallout from that nightmare the university has also had to deal with the fallout from the occupation of the Hetherington Research Club by students and a botched attempt to evict them.
The university sent in Anton’s storm troopers aided by Police and with air cover overhead.
"We have come through a challenging two years and that is reflected in some of the results that the survey has uncovered."
When is he going to resign so a decent Principal can be appointed?
"We know that we need to communicate better and we are working to improve upon that. We will also look hard at the drop in feelings of enjoyment and loyalty, which again may be directly related to uncertainty during restructuring”.
This is spin, the University of Glasgow don’t give a f*ck about people’s enjoyment and loyalty, Muscatelli runs a rat ship.
I met more scum at human rights abusing Glasgow University than in any other place I have ever visited, stupid petty people who are just schemers to hide their fears at being found out they aren’t good enough to run anything never mind a university.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University