Friday, 16 February 2007

Reading materials at Uni

One would think that given the increase in fees paid to universities over the last year that you'd be seeing increasing resources to match this. It doesn't seem to be the case at all, i hear tales of cutbacks happening all over the place, my girlfriend is currently uncertain as to whether she'll be able to do a dissertation or not.
By far the most frustrating thing about university is books. Surely if lecturers are teaching the same or similar courses each year then enough books could be kept in stock for students, rather than as I have experienced many times that you need to read books for an essay and they've all gone. And under-resourcing makes the problem worse as people keep books out for longer than they need becuase they're worried that if they return it they might not be able to get it out again. I remember at college where they key text for the course was loaned out to us for the duration of that module, why couldn't something similar happen at university, instead of putting students into even more debt from having to buy a book that they will use just once.

2 comments:

Duncan Money said...

Cheers for your comment over at my blog.

I like your blog as well, keep up the good work.

Are you at Huddersfield uni then?

Leftwing Criminologist said...

yep, final year, live here too, but from wakefield originally