Butt out

January 11, 2002

While universities try to minimise the number of students who drop out, staff at the University of Wolverhampton may wish to make a certain exception. Hassan Butt, the 22-year-old Mancunian who this week claimed that British volunteers who fought for the Taliban would strike at United Kingdom targets, is reported to have dropped out of the university.

Meanwhile, the Wolverhampton branch of lecturers' union Natfhe is on hand to soothe crumpled brows after the first week of term with a spoof relaxation and meditation website. To a background of repeated "mustn't grumble" messages, phrases such as "module templates", "learning outcomes" and "managerialism" pulse and distort the screen.


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