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Re: Universities.

Posted by alexandra_k on January 3, 2020, at 15:15:12

In reply to Re: Universities. alexandra_k, posted by beckett2 on January 2, 2020, at 20:02:27


> Your university seems like something out of Kafka. I'm sorry Alex.


It really does.

The Dean said 'we try and wrap up the examination process within 3 months' before I enroled in the Degree.

So my submission date was 3 months in advance of when I needed the outcome of examination.

So my submission date was 14 September.

I told my Supervisor what the Dean said and she was like 'oh, I don't think it will take that long, if you take another couple weeks to do it I'm sure the examiners can write their reports a couple weeks earlier than they normally would'.

I was speechless in the face of this lunacy.

I am pretty sure that (at some point) I said that it was probably better to think that the examiners would do their work 'normally' rather than 'faster than normal' and get it to them 'normally'.

But my supervisor had re-defined 'normally' as 'impossibly early' and 'late' as 'normally' already and there was no reasoning with her on any of this.

I was grateful not to submit it in person.

I was fearful that the Research School might actually close shop for the day. Bar the doors. Hide.

Bring out security.

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Lock me in a mental institution for daring to submit my work, on time?

Just how bad are things, in New Zealand?

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