Sunday, October 22, 2006

New feature: The PUD Award

The government has a target of 50% of school leavers attending university. This sounds like an admirable goal - though it would be nice if they'd start with something simpler - like 50% of 8 year olds able to read and write to a decent level - but, hey, what do I know.

Anyway, the idea of 50% of school leavers going to uni sounds great, doesn't it?

Just think of all those fabulous academics we're going to produce. Or are we. The truth is that these 50% are no longer choosing maths, sciences or high academics.

So I'm starting a new feature.

The Pointless University Degree Awards or PUD, for short
On this occasion the award goes to ...... (fanfare) ......

Course summary
This course provides an opportunity for those with an interest in surfing to pursue rigorous academic study of the scientific, technical and business aspects of the international surfing industries. Each year of the course is complemented with opportunities for practical surfing.

In other words, we get to talk waves and bum around on the beach a bit.

Career opportunities
Graduates from the Surf Science and Technology course are well prepared for management careers in the surfing industry.

Wow, that's really going to get this country moving.
Congratulations to the University of Plymouth for winning the inaugural Ranting Stan Pud Award.

1 comment:

youdontknowme said...

I heard about this years ago and you are right it is stupid but it was only created because a surfing instructor business was set up at the beach so they thought it would be a good thing for their employees to know a bit about surfing