Buildings where kettles are not permitted, due to electrical wiring. I was scolded for bringing in a kettle. The positive outcome was that I was introduced to Student Well-Being. I told them that I had suffered from gross malnutrition, in Ukraine, and have received a lot of help, from that point.
On the academic side I do wish that students were able to make more meaningful participation. I am thinking here of Student Presentations. Only one module out of five has included student presentations.
It's my opinion that presentations allow students more freedom to express a variety of topics, exchange ideas with each other, and, on occasion, introduce a completely new way of seeing things.
As a mature student, with experience in many countries, being confined to an academic framework is like a horse being hobbled with freedom of expression and so-called acquisition of "knowledge" being an empty concept.
It's also my opinion that there is much less freedom - in general than there used to be. For example, we used to visit classes we were not enrolled it: slipping in and sitting quietly at the back of a lecture. Now we have to sign in with a tablet or laptop for each and every lecture, or we get scolded / a warning.
Appreciating the expertise of tutors, plus access to a brilliant library is one thing. Having new ideas, or even a tad of creativity, is no longer on the agenda. The curriculum must be followed.
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