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BehindBlueEyes
7th Feb 2018, 17:25
Graduate loses bid to sue Oxford over 2:1 degree - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-42974641)

For goodness sake; if you’re intelligent enough to get into Oxford, you should have a enough nouse to be able to do a lot of your research and study and not resort to blaming the institution? A 2:1 isn’t exactly a total failure. This character, if he was half decent at his job, should have been a success anyway.

I could have been a nuclear physicist if I had a better science teacher at school.
Maybe, it’s my parents fault for my position in the family? If I’d have been born first, I could have been so much more successful!
If I’d been better looking, I could have had a multimillion pound career in Hollywood.
If I hadn’t have been turned down for that job as a sales assistant in Sainsbury’s, I could have been their chief executive now etc etc etc.

Jack D
7th Feb 2018, 17:28
You too, what a coincidence !

G-CPTN
7th Feb 2018, 17:30
"his failures to hold down the various jobs he had."

Says it all . . .

Mad Monk
7th Feb 2018, 18:13
I went to a good school that has put many into the upper echelons of all fields, from the Church to the Military, along with the Law, Business and all aspects of Science, but not me.
I never did any work and only managed low grade 'A' levels.
School failed to instil in me any desire to learn, something I only discovered later in life, which has been a good one;
I fell into a career which gave me great satisfaction, if not huge amounts of money.
If you fail to put in the graft, it can only be your fault.
This 'Graduate' is a total ****.

Jack D
7th Feb 2018, 19:28
Still, he looks like he can afford a decent lunch fairly often !

yotty
7th Feb 2018, 20:42
If he comes from Liverpool it would explain a lot!

Mechta
7th Feb 2018, 21:07
He sounds more like a graduate of Brassneck college than Brasenose.

llondel
8th Feb 2018, 02:30
Given that he was trying to get into a top US law school and has just failed to win his lawsuit, I guess that means he's flunked the second-chance entrance exam too.

tartare
8th Feb 2018, 04:46
Err - newsflash.
Despite what you might think - intelligence and Oxbridge are not necessarily correlated. ;)

KelvinD
8th Feb 2018, 06:46
yotty: If he comes from Liverpool it would explain a lot!
Who said he came from Liverpool? Regardless of whence he came, I suggest you wind your neck in and apologise to the people of Liverpool.

zed3
8th Feb 2018, 07:07
Mad Monk... spot on but I wonder how many people would admit that these days. I do and like you have been very lucky in life.

Thomas coupling
8th Feb 2018, 11:38
Generation Snowflake..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Snowflake

sitigeltfel
8th Feb 2018, 11:50
yotty: I suggest you wind your neck in and apologise to the people of Liverpool.

Co Pilot: What's that whining noise?

Captain: Nothing to worry about, we'll soon have passed over Liverpool.

keith williams
8th Feb 2018, 12:23
Stop picking on the Liverpoodles.

Mocking the aflickted is not nice.

BehindBlueEyes
8th Feb 2018, 17:44
Generation Snowflake..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Snowflake

Not heard of this description before, but spot on. Funny how a lot of this snowflake generation want to voice their opinion but choose to deny that same right to anyone who differs from theirs. Seem to be a disproportionate amount of snowflakes in the entertainment industry too.

At the moment, there seems to be a general lack of resilience and needing an excuse for underachievement.

Trossie
8th Feb 2018, 19:15
Stop picking on the Liverpoodles.

Mocking the aflickted is not nice.

Q: "Why does the Mersey run through Liverpool?"

A: "Because if it went any slower it would get mugged!"

Sounded best when I heard a Scouser telling it.

Mr Optimistic
8th Feb 2018, 19:23
Yeah, yeah, yeah. What do you call a Scouser in a suit? Yup the accused. We from the Maritime Provinces are used to it.

NutLoose
8th Feb 2018, 19:43
Funny how the lack of staff was only an issue after he had left and wasn't brought up by him, nor to the attention of the college while he was there..

Private jet
8th Feb 2018, 20:51
I went to a good school that has put many into the upper echelons of all fields, from the Church to the Military, along with the Law, Business and all aspects of Science, but not me.
I never did any work and only managed low grade 'A' levels.
School failed to instil in me any desire to learn, something I only discovered later in life, which has been a good one;
I fell into a career which gave me great satisfaction, if not huge amounts of money.
If you fail to put in the graft, it can only be your fault.
This 'Graduate' is a total ****.
In some ways similar to me. Grammar school boy but when faced with the question "What do you want to do at University?" I replied "I don't want to go to University" and the teaching staff (I use that term very loosely) totally abandoned me as a "lost cause". The education system is really only part about instilling knowledge, but also about instilling conformity. If you submit to the system and don't ask awkward questions you might, just might "get on". The really hypocritical thing though was this was in the early/mid 80's, when the vast majority of teachers were avowed socialists, they prided themselves on their "rebellious" credentials but we all know they were complicit with the system they professed to despise.

Gertrude the Wombat
8th Feb 2018, 22:47
The education system is really only part about instilling knowledge, but also about instilling conformity. If you submit to the system and don't ask awkward questions you might, just might "get on".
I broke through the system and reckoned I did OK!

Came the day when the school said to me "now, about your Oxford application", at which point I totally rebelled and said "I'm not going to Oxford, I'm going to Cambridge".

bosnich71
9th Feb 2018, 03:04
Footballer rocks up to Liverpool Football Club for his first day there after a multi million pound transfer.
Gets out of his Maserati,locks the door and prepares to walk into the club.
A little kid says to him," a fiver to mind your car mister".
"Why should I pay you to look after my car",says the player,"haven't you noticed that I've left my German Shepherd in the car.He'll look after it for nothing".
"Fine", says the kid," but what's he like putting out fires"?

ChrisVJ
9th Feb 2018, 06:28
GTW

, at which point I totally rebelled and said "I'm not going to Oxford, I'm going to Cambridge"

Oh yeah. That's rebelling!.

ExSp33db1rd
9th Feb 2018, 07:11
Sorry, off beam but mention of the Mersey and Liverpool reminds me - some 60 years ago ....
Waiting to pay my toll at the Liverpool entry end of the tunnel, my passenger door was opened and two teenage girls got in - giz uz a ride thru' t'tunnel, they said. Oh well, you're in now. Then ... you goin' thru 't'main tunnel, or out t'docks entrance ? I'm using the main tunnel. Well, you see, me 'n me mate, uz is going to a dance near t'docks, so we need to go out t'docks entrance. Sorry, I'm staying on the main road. Pause. Look wak, you go out t'docks entrance, and me 'n me mate, we'll give you a quick goin in't back seat.

End of story. ( except that from then on I always kept the doors locked when approaching the tunnel )

sitigeltfel
9th Feb 2018, 07:57
Mennel Ibtissem, a judge on the French version of "The Voice" has been sacked for blaming the Nice and Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray terrorist attacks on the French government, for not doing enough to prevent them.

http://www.laprovence.com/media/imagecache/v4-detail-article/2018/02/07/1518032599_mennelthevoice.jpg

UniFoxOs
9th Feb 2018, 08:12
Grammar school boy but when faced with the question "What do you want to do at University?" I replied "I don't want to go to University"


Same here, had an unpleasant hour in the Head's study with him trying his best to persuade me to go to Oxford and do Dead Languages or some such irrelevant tosh. Parents tried to bribe me with a new motor scooter. All to no avail.

However I managed to get a First 15 years later, part time, while holding down a good job as a support engineer and learning to fly at my own expense.