The bullying of academics follows a pattern of horrendous, Orwellian elimination rituals, often hidden from the public. Despite the anti-bullying policies (often token), bullying is rife across campuses, and the victims (targets) often pay a heavy price.
"Nothing strengthens authority as much as silence." Leonardo da Vinci - "All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men [or good women] do nothing." Edmund Burke
August 23, 2012
We were in the wrong place at the wrong time...
I and my friends were
Southampton University. We had no intention on competing with
these bullies, but their actions have affected the rest of our
had a nervous breakdown and never completely recovered. She can work but she’s
wary of academics.
When she’s asked for a transcript since she intended to apply
school in US the university provided one that listed courses
that she never
Theresa was told by her MA supervisor that he’d given
her thesis another
academic since 'he needed to increase the number of
publications' since her
thesis was ‘good’. She removed her MA from her CV, never again
worked in that
sub-field, and did a PhD at her undergraduate institution.
Lucy can only work
as a temp since the University refuses to give her a
transcript from her either
undergraduate or graduate degree so that she can apply for
graduate school in
the US, where she now lives, on the grounds that universities
in the UK do not
provide American style transcripts. This statement is untrue
since two British
universities have readily supplied American style transcripts
to Theresa and I.
Lucy was sent a letter about her MA but both the name of the
MA and the courses
listed were different to the ones she’d taken. She objected to
differences and she was told that the letter had to suffice.
Lucy cannot apply
to graduate school to retrain with a letter since the
University she applied to
in the US requires a transcript.
Bill left his funded PhD
place in his department
after being falsely accused of many things because he thought
that it was
pointless being paid to be bullied.