The Dreamt Master’s Degree

Today I’ve come to know I’ve passed the Master’s exam at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS. As I read my name on that 5-name-long list, 3 thoughts crossed my mind: First, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I didn’t believe I would actually pass it for I have written loads of nonsense on that paper, in my opinion, of course. Second, UFRGS must be a dreamland. I dreamt during my exam and was woken up by a hand which picked me out. Finally, I must have more knowledge than I supposed. Perhaps I’m too modest for I always think I know nothing and have loads … Continue reading The Dreamt Master’s Degree

What’s Going On with Education in the UK?

Student protest over fees turns violent   Protesters smash windows and get onto roof of Tory HQ as estimated 50,000 attend London rally  Paul Lewis, Jeevan Vasagar, Rachel Williams and Matthew Taylor guardian.co.uk  Wednesday 10 November 2010 17.50 GMT   Student protests: a demonstrator kicks in windows at Millbank. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA   Protesters smashed windows and waved anarchist flags from the roof of the building housing the Conservative party headquarters as the fringe of a vast rally against university funding cuts turned violent. The scale of the London protest defied expectations, with an estimated 50,000 turning out to vent … Continue reading What’s Going On with Education in the UK?