Friday, 18 April 2008
2:2 A Sign of Student Calibre?
So its now legal in one US University for students to carry a firearm.
Interesting! So when somebody asks if someone has got a 2:2 do they want to know the calibre of the student or the ammo they're packing?
I wonder what the unintended side-effects of this undoubtedly well intentioned idea will be? Just think...universities are high pressure environments (despite their often calm appearances) Students are under intellectual and deadline pressure and marks, feedback and grades are very important and sensitive subjects.
I've seen how badly students can react when they miss out on a 2:1 mark for an assignment never mind overall grading for a degree...as for reacting badly with an armed weapon...well...imagine handing out marks and being told by an unhappy student pointing a gun at you to 'moderate this you b@8stard!'