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I know a fair bit about this case from the Heriot Watt side of things. The key issue for me was that he was doing this at Strathclyde for years and years. Complaints were made about him, and Strathclyde's approach was to give him a huge wedge of cash and glowing references that never said a thing about this, if he agreed to go quietly.  He came here and within a couple of years the complaints started coming in. In contrast to the Strathclyde approach, HW sacked him and called in the police. Now HW have brought in a QC to see how to avoid this happening in future.

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30 minutes ago, scottsdad said:

I know a fair bit about this case from the Heriot Watt side of things. The key issue for me was that he was doing this at Strathclyde for years and years. Complaints were made about him, and Strathclyde's approach was to give him a huge wedge of cash and glowing references that never said a thing about this, if he agreed to go quietly.  He came here and within a couple of years the complaints started coming in. In contrast to the Strathclyde approach, HW sacked him and called in the police. Now HW have brought in a QC to see how to avoid this happening in future.

I know a fair bit as well and HW made a few glaring errors along the way as well.  They were forced into a corner with regards to the QC and a few senior mangers will be a bit nervous awaiting the outcome.

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Any of you youngsters go to Art School? What sort of exam grades are required? My kid is really good at art but not so good at maths and science. I saw Glasgow want a decent grade in maths and that could scupper things for her. She's only in 3rd year at high school but it's something she has her eye on. 

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Any of you youngsters go to Art School? What sort of exam grades are required? My kid is really good at art but not so good at maths and science. I saw Glasgow want a decent grade in maths and that could scupper things for her. She's only in 3rd year at high school but it's something she has her eye on. 

Can't say I know much about the requirements but I'm pretty sure the Glasgow School of Art runs an associate scheme with Glasgow Clyde college for certain course so that could be an option to consider if meeting the minimum requirements could be an issue. Basically do a year or two at college as a precursor to joining the uni

 

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8 hours ago, Shandon Par said:

Any of you youngsters go to Art School? What sort of exam grades are required? My kid is really good at art but not so good at maths and science. I saw Glasgow want a decent grade in maths and that could scupper things for her. She's only in 3rd year at high school but it's something she has her eye on. 

They've changed the criteria recently, you just have to promise not to f**k about with matches these days.

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1 minute ago, Zen Archer Esq. said:

They've changed the criteria recently, you just have to promise not to f**k about with matches these days.

The day they admitted Grimbo as a mature student was a big mistake. 

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9 hours ago, Shandon Par said:

Any of you youngsters go to Art School? What sort of exam grades are required? My kid is really good at art but not so good at maths and science. I saw Glasgow want a decent grade in maths and that could scupper things for her. She's only in 3rd year at high school but it's something she has her eye on. 

my friend goes there, when its not on fire. I think she has higher maths but not at a fantastic grade - taking pills seems to be far more important. I think my friend ended up having to go out the Methill as part of a project so be careful. Also a few folk were caught out thinking if they were good at one particular field they could muddle by but apparently that not the case. Feel free to drop me a PM and I can pass on any questions :)

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Big meeting today between the minister and uni chiefs. The upshot is that exams will be cancelled, postponed or converted to online. Teaching will go online. 

if you are a student, keep an eye on your emails next week.

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On 04/02/2020 at 11:14, L'immortale Par said:

Any of you youngsters go to Art School? What sort of exam grades are required? My kid is really good at art but not so good at maths and science. I saw Glasgow want a decent grade in maths and that could scupper things for her. She's only in 3rd year at high school but it's something she has her eye on. 

Since this has been bumped why the f**k do they want maths for art school? To show discipline? I hate this world.

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15 minutes ago, welshbairn said:

Since this has been bumped why the f**k do they want maths for art school? To show discipline? I hate this world.

In my day, they could still accept you if you had no qualifications. As long as they deemed your portfolio impressive enough.

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34 minutes ago, welshbairn said:

Since this has been bumped why the f**k do they want maths for art school? To show discipline? I hate this world.

They probably need maths and chemistry to make sure you can torch the place properly for the insurance

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19 minutes ago, Lee Van Tee said:

In my day, they could still accept you if you had no qualifications. As long as they deemed your portfolio impressive enough.

Should be judged on whether they've made their own earrings and have done a good job of their hair dye imo. 

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5 hours ago, welshbairn said:

Since this has been bumped why the f**k do they want maths for art school? To show discipline? I hate this world.

To make sure their entrants aren’t bottom feeders?

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38 minutes ago, mathematics said:

To make sure their entrants aren’t bottom feeders?

I bet Van Gogh used his fingers to count his ears.

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