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Exam results dip as students swap degree work for demos (Euro freeloaders occupy fail)
Telegraph ^ | 1/01/12 | Julie Henry

Posted on 01/01/2012 7:16:23 PM PST by Libloather

Exam results dip as students swap degree work for demos
Cambridge University students have underperformed in exams because they ditched their studies to protest about tuition fees, according to the Provost of King’s College.
By Julie Henry, Education Correspondent
8:00AM GMT 01 Jan 2012

Undergraduates at King’s College, Cambridge, have been so busy demonstrating against the rise in tuition fees and university funding cuts that they neglected their studies, according to the college’s Provost.

As a result, the institution has seen its proportion of first class degrees fall and has nosedived down the college league table rankings from 14th to 20th out of 29.

Professor Ross Harrison blamed the drop on the “special duty” that students had felt to resist the coalition’s “assault” on universities. As a result, he said, they had “flung themselves” into resistance, neglecting their studies.

“The forward march of King’s has been halted. Just a very small number of two ones rather than firsts make a difference to the ranking tables,” he said in the annual report of the college, founded by Henry VI in 1441.

“There has been weeping and wailing and we have tried to find someone’s teeth to gnash ... If there’s anyone to gnash, it’s the Government.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; fail; freeloaders; occupy; students; unitedkingdom
That's a shame since college students know best about how the world should work.
1 posted on 01/01/2012 7:16:34 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

My niece has gotten smarter since dropping out of college.


2 posted on 01/01/2012 7:18:47 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Libloather

For those who only read excerpts you’d miss this little gem:

“King’s, initially an institution for boys from Eton College but which now has one of the highest state school intakes among Cambridge colleges, has developed a reputation for radical politics, attracting the label “Red King’s”.

A flag bearing the hammer and sickle, the emblem of Soviet Union, hangs in a frame on the wall of its cellar bar. “


3 posted on 01/01/2012 9:05:04 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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