Wednesday, 15 February 2006

And there's more

Just found this - it's the government's follow up to the top-up fees and mopping up the area they were struggling with, part-time students. Cards on the table, I am a part-time student and I have been for eleven of the last 13 years so I know something of this and I may be a tad biased. In fact I don't feel I can comment too much on this as I'll breach my own, self-imposed, language controls.
Mr Rammell said on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4: "Part-timers is an issue that we are looking at. "Many of them are well-off, many of them are in work,"
So there you are. In Blair's Britain being in work equates to being well off. The fact that many of those in work are studying to improve their job prospects makes no difference, that many part-time students are in very low paid jobs and struggle to pay their exsting fees is not a problem to Mr Rammell. Clver getting an ex-regional official of the NUS to deal with this but I'm afraid I think that PT students are in for a spanking over fees if Rammell and his mates think they can afford it.

9 careful considerations:

Bluefluff said...

Wonder why it's going to take him till autumn to "look"? Didn't he have his glasses on before?

kat said...

When he gets round to taking a look he might well realise that we haven't all got loads of money. Have you got the guys email address?

Nogbad said...

But of course Kat! It's available on his website which is http://www.billrammell.labour.co.uk/ but wear dark glasses, someone clearly thinks that pink and red and blue and 15 different fonts on one page works but to my untutored eye it looks like a dog's breakfast.

kat said...

Wow! Thanks

What a fantastic real life example of how one shouldn't use crappy fonts and colours. I've book marked it.

Nogbad said...

Wonderful isn't it? I think it is from the "Fisher Price meets seven pints of Guinness and a Lamb Bhuna" school but I could be wrong.

Of course if Bill had taken on a PT student studying any of the OU's web development courses he might find that his web site was considerbly better (but if he'd asked a group of six year olds he'd have at least knwn not to allow this to go out with his name on it - FFS this bloke is in government and responsible for education!!!!)

TRT said...

The "IT" phrase for this site is Angry Fruit Salad.

Nogbad said...

I think it's beyond even that GW! In fact I feel a competition coming on.......

TRT said...

ASWO?

Nogbad said...

Huh? ASWO? Wot's that then? I know what ASBO is and I'm hoping to the first person in the village to have one!