Students to learn how to protest

Innovative teaching and learning approaches at Sheffield Hallam

At one time student protest was as much a part of university life as getting drunk on Freshers’ Week. Now a university is giving some of its politics students lessons in how to campaign and take direct action. The Sheffield Hallam students will have to conduct an activism project and campaign on a theme of their choice. Course leader Dr Annabel Kiernan said many students did not have time for protest as they were too busy working to pay off their tuition fee loans. She said this course, a module on the politics BA, was a way of giving the students some experience of how to campaign.

via BBC News.

Excellent news. There must be other traditional aspects of university life which students are now just too busy to undertake in their own time and should be factored into curricula. There will, of course, be a compulsory module in essay avoidance displacement activity.

2 thoughts on “Students to learn how to protest

  1. Brilliant. So who will teach the module on ‘Selling Extreme Leftist Newspapers: Vocal Inflection as Marketing Technique’? And will there be a comparative review of No.1 haircuts and DM boots as used by the left and by the right?

  2. “There will, of course, be a compulsory module in essay avoidance displacement activity” … for which handing in an essay will demonstrate complete failure to grasp the material in the module.

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