lecturers



Should students should join future UCU picket lines?

8th January 2022

Su Aydin examines the importance of student support through the UCU strikes, especially after the pandemic. Does wisdom really come with age? If that’s the case, I think a 570-year-old university would have the wisdom to treat its staff fairly enough so that they don’t have to strike for basic workers rights. From 1-3 December, ...


Transparency required around essential texts

22nd September 2021

Views Editor Ciara McAlinden believes that lectures owe it to students to signpost affordable access to required reading “Now,” says the course convenor in an authoritative tone, “it is essential that you buy these six books, and you must take note of the exact edition that you’re required to buy.” Naive 18-year-old Ciara, with no ...


It’s time the lecturers did some learning for once

16th March 2021

One writer thinks that lecturers have it in for us this year, and they’re not exactly being subtle about it. If there’s anything we’ve learnt (from home) this year, it’s the extent to which too many lecturers, meant to be looked up to and respected, have shown anything but respect to their students. From behind ...


Zoom university: quantity isn’t a replacement for quality

13th November 2020

Michelle Osborne argues that lecturers piling up the workload with online classes is hurting students more than it helps. While doing my daily scroll on Facebook, I came across a GlasKnow post about one of my courses: “I don’t believe for a second that in any other year History 2 had this much workload,” was ...