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as having a little cry. Have you seen the list of past rectors as well? JFC.
It makes quite sad reading seeing where it was to where it is now. Back in my student days though I would have found it hilarious though.
And I'm now 100% convinced it is.
I really need someone to develop an app but ideally based in Glasgow/Scotland.
Pretty desperate as the deadline is Friday.
Get in touch please!
PS Sorry for imposing on the thread pal.
"Among the post-holder's key duties are to attend the university court, which administers resources, work with the students' representative council, and to bring student concerns to the attention of university management."
great appointment then. well done GU.
won't be able to have the same revolutionary impact on the role as Ross Kemp.
the novelty is gonna wear off after about 10 minutes. I think it's a shame really cause the other candidates actually had decent policies and had shown they understood the issues affecting students and staff e.g. the 13% pay cut that staff have faced over the past few years and policies about student mental health.
Even if people wanna make a 'statement' about Edward Snowden and support the campaign to curb state surveillance, this is such a lazy way of doing that and I find it difficult to see how it's gonna change anything or give it more 'coverage'.
Incidentally, I spoiled my ballot because I don't accept the legitimacy of the democratic process. People had requested that the nomination period was extended when only men were nominated but this was refused by management. One of the candidates nearly dropped out over it. The whole governance arrangement of having a Rector is also really elitist and no longer serves its purpose anyway. If you look at previous office holders - Charles Kennedy, Ross Kemp- theyve also done nothing.
To take inspiration from Ed Miliband's timeless words of wisdom... at a time when strikes are going on and higher education is facing unprecedented marketisation, this whole thing is a sideshow.
I probably would have voted for Ross Kemp
it's alright for Edward Snowden but not for Ross Kemp????
the rectorship is only a ceremonial title anyway, no? like they can't actually effect university policy directly
maybe I'm wrong though idk
but actually the Rector can have influence. Gordon Brown is a good example of how it should be done http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4683799.stm
"The whole governance arrangement of having a Rector is also really elitist and no longer serves its purpose anyway. If you look at previous office holders - Charles Kennedy, Ross Kemp- theyve also done nothing."
this is basically why i didn't bother voting (though probs should have also ballot spoiled instead), but also why i kinda get the whole snowden thing. if you have the opportunity to vote for a position that is inherently elitist and outdated and has for decades been occupied by people who have done pretty much fuck all in practical terms, might as well MAKE A POINT by electing a political symbol who quite literally can't do anything with the post
the last rectorial election was charles kennedy vs great female author a.l. kennedy (haven't actually read her books but she seems well cool) and charlie won. i'm too lazy to properly investigate the comparative turnout and i suspect it was significantly higher this time around what with the *$*"*BIG CELEB NAME*£&"^, but tbh i can get more behind a pointless snowden victory than the stupidity of pointless charlie being RE-elected against a good female candidate
the functions of the job - primarily to chair the university court, hold surgeries with students and represent their views to senior management at the uni aren't very elitist though are they?
Also how exactly would it be democratic to extend the nomination period? Should they just have extended it indefinitely till there was a candidate you liked?
vote for them instead of pointlessly spoiling a ballot?
"because I don't accept the legitimacy of the democratic process."
we had Greg Hemphill when I went there. he gave a really good speech to the first year students.
can't remember anything about it though.
SUSPENSION LIFTED. Communists beware. WE ARE LEGION, WE DO NOT FORGIVE, WE DO NOT FORGET. #gurector
STRATHCLYDE FOREVER YOU POSH FUCKS
bring the college into disrepute to get my fake masters (apparently that includes getting divorced?). You have no idea how much self restraint that took.
can now legitimately put MAMA after their name. if they wanted to.
it's like a child's crying interrupted by a hiccup
I'm gonna be MResLLB which looks shit. obviously nobody should ever put letters after their name though. its even embarrassing when dentists put it on their door.
which is the truest honour than can be bestowed upon a person obviously
it acts as training for the politicians of tomorrow to run attention seeking, hollow campaigns that either knowingly divert attention away from real issues or foolishly focus their efforts on issues no-one cares about.
didnt see any comment from him in the article? (might have missed it idk)
but i quite like the idea that he still doesnt know
he's going to start receiving really boring admin actions from meetings he hasn't attended.