I didn't know whether to put this in the chit chat, or in the rant and rave subforum, but since this is not properly a rant I consider this is the right place to post it.
Recently a close friend has been having problems with her supervisor, actually for quite a while now, keeps asking for meetings and the guy just won't reply the emails. Therefore, my friend went with the "student representative" or whatever title he wants to use to talk about this situation and hopefully find a way out. After talking with him, this guy said: "oh yeah, no problem, I will talk to him, he's my friend...."
It's been over a month and nothing has changed... I'm worried about my friend because her scholarship will be finished before she finishes her PhD and this guy is no help at all, I still wonder who picked him for this role? All he cares about is to recruit more international students, and when they've got them don't care about them any more! I don't like this scheme where universities have become private businesses rather than institutions in the search for knowledge...
Edited by toejam, 19 August 2010 - 05:41 AM.