"Not only saddening but irresponsible": an open letter from Oxford Brookes law students

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  • Nail in the coffin for Law at Oxford Brookes

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  • A truly shocking way to treat both students and staff alike. Education is not just about business - it is about teaching, and learning. Whipping away a course mid-flow with no regard for the welfare of the students involved goes against the entire spirit of education. Some students will have incurred huge costs to study law - are they expected to pay for their degree twice? Outrageous. Shame on you Brookes.

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  • How can you expect students, who are keen, willing and prepared to work, learn and study hard under the direction of a supposedly first class institution have any faith in their future when their institution of choice treats them like this. Laughable, that this course is meant to teach people about respect for society when the people running it obviously show so little regard. Shame on them.

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  • Might this not be a breach of contract? How could a university do this to its own people? Sounds very wrong to me.

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  • This is totally unfair for people half way through the two year course. These people have invested a year of their life in this, you need to give them the chance to finish their course at the same location.

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  • why aren't the comments showing? Loads of people have commented - but none appearing... What's up?!

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  • Apologies, comments are posted manually. So, unfortunately, overnight comments don't show until the following morning.

  • Unthinkable that a leading university could halt its teaching, mid-course. Doesn't feel like they've thought this one through. Either way, a big blow to Brookes' reputation. Prospective students for other courses will think twice before applying.

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  • Yeah law. Who needs it?

    The Brookes degree course in International Hospitality is the "bums on seats" money earner!

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  • Utterly disgraceful. Can the regulatory body not step in and require them to run the course for an extra year to allow the students half way through the course to complete it (and also give the staff a year to find alternative employment)? It's not as if the entire university has gone under. Failing that, can the SRA at least waive the requirement for the affected students to take the relevant modules at the same institution?

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  • Oxford Brookes, what are you playing at? Breaching a contract with law students is both moral and legal suicide, and an exercise in idiocy. What could possibly motivate such a catastrophic abandonment of duty if care and a wanton attitude to the contract to fulfil the course for those already on its books, or those assured a place. Cuts are being made at many universities, but other institutions find means to cost-save without blatantly sacrificing their students futures- shame on you. Your reputation is worthless.

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