Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Interdepartmental email
To: All Staff
From: Head of Registry
Date: 19th December 2007

University Prospectus Error

We have just been informed about an error discovered in the new 2008 University prospectus. Although the final draft went through the various levels of checking and proof reading it would appear that the prospectus advertises a degree course and a faculty that does not exist at the university. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor is investigating how this has happened. However as the print run was completed and the prospectuses had been sent out before the error was noticed we can not recall or reprint it at this stage. So please be advised that if any prospective student contacts any member of staff asking for 'The Obvious Thought Faculty' (sic) or inquires about a full honours modular degree course entitled ' Silo thinking and it's effect on Higher Education' please advise them that this is a printers error, and that neither the faculty nor the course exists.

The final proofs that were sent to the University Print Service did not contain these two additional pages. It is suspected that the pages inserted whilst it was in the print room, after final checking and before the print run. If anyone has any information as to how this error might have occurred could they please contact the Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

Mr. xxxxxxx xxxxxx
Head of Registry


3 comments:

Ben said...

Good to see you are still plugging away... love the blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi Plato,

Welcome Back !!!!

I am a IT manager for a couple of primary schools in Australia, and have been reading your blog for a while-since the infamous ebay car incident, but I had given up checking for new posts last year.

For some reason I remebered today, and am in tears of laughter (When I could breathe, great stuff, keep up the good work!

These things resonate for anyone in the education field I reckon.(:

Dave

Anonymous said...

Hi Plato,
Welcome Back !!!!
I am a IT manager for a couple of primary schools in Australia, and have been reading your blog for a while-since the infamous ebay car incident, but I had given up checking for new posts last year.

For some reason I remebered today, and am in tears of laughter, great stuff, keep up the good work!

Dave