I mean, that it isn’t science or engineering students whinging about this, it’s the ‘B’ Ark Studies crowd:
Nadia Ayed, 21, a psychology student at Cambridge who signed the petition, says the practice fosters a competitive attitude towards education. “Many individuals will find it distressing, and it can induce negative psychological effects, such as lower self-esteem, shame and anxiety, which hugely affect wellbeing.”
Ayed says the system also encourages competitiveness, “with people not wanting to share their notes, and an ‘in it to win it’ attitude among students”.
Louis Reynolds, 23, who is studying for an MPhil in sociology at Cambridge, says: “I had my grades published in public last year and found the whole experience both bizarre and archaic. The examiners are not allowed to know our names, so why should the general public?
“People take photos of the grades and post them all across social media and tag people in them – this is the epitome of grade shaming, irrelevant of the actual marks that somebody received and their thoughts on them.”
Let me translate: “WHIIIIIIIIIIIIINE!”
Christ, I can’t see how we’re going to survive the next decade, let alone the next century, if we keep churning out people so utterly unable to handle the slightest little setback or disappointment…
A spokesman for the University of Cambridge says: “This is an age-old tradition. If any student feels uncomfortable and wants their name to not be published they can ask their senior tutor for exemption.”
Yeah, asking something’s probably ‘triggering’ too…