The university expo was on yesterday, and I did about an hour or so of leaflet-distribution and question-answering.
I died a little on the inside when one person asked these two questions:
"What kind of a job do you get at the end of it?" (What with Arts being a vocational course an' all...)
followed immediately by
"Is it hard or is it a fairly relaxed course? It's just that, if you have to, you know, do lots of things it's probably not for me"
So, if anyone knows of a course where you don't have to do anything but get a (presumably well-paying and respected) job more or less guaranteed at the end of it, let me know. Not that I'd pass on the information.
But what made me die a little more on the inside was this. It's the page of the brochure advertising the university's "New Courses 2012", and European Studies is conspicuously absent as a major. You may remember the furore over the university administration's unilateral decision to cancel the program, the only one of its kind in the state, and the subsequent official anouncements that no such decision had been made and due process would be followed if any decisions were to be made... Now we know how seriously to take those claims.