A couple of years ago, I was involved in a consultation about a University chaplaincy (having once been one myself) and I asked one of the staff members there what they felt, overall, was the ethos and purpose of the institution. Wearily, they replied to the effect that it was basically an education industry selling people degrees.
Q Didn’t Disraeli say university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning?
A Unfortunately, Disraeli belongs to a period of history before 1900, which falls outside our strategic-skills, results-oriented, business-friendly, revenue-spinning definition of what higher education is for. Can I recommend a course in Baking Technology? It really does take the biscuit. All major credit cards accepted.
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