years award ceremony was an enormous success with over 20% of this years
graduates attending. A full 90% increase over last year. An added attraction
to this years procedings was the awarding of Honorary Degrees to both ex-TV
weathergirl Wincey Willis and south London businessman, childrens entertainer
and dental technician "Mad" Frankie Fraiser.
to her tight schedule, Ms Willis was sadly only able to attend the ceremony
for long enough to receive her award and consequently missed out on the
fun of the official dinner. In her brief speech she said that receiving
a degree from the University of Bums on Seats was one of the most significant
events of her entire day.
"Mad" Frankie Fraser
Frank however, was able to take an entire day off from rehersals for his
Stratford pantomime (co-starring Chaz and Dave) and spent it with us here
at UBS. He also gave a very enjoyable speech which included many colourful
stories of his life in and out of prison.
College Bloke, Ron Richards writes "I've known Frankie for donkeys years
on and off, and he's always been a diamond geezer on every job we've worked
on togther. Its about time he was rewarded for all the good he's done to
the peckham community."
This week, the University
held a press conference where it unveiled the plans for a new building
intended to be a management complex for the senior college staff.
The building is being
financed jointly by UBoS and the luxury hotel chain "Posthouse-Fortune"
as part of the governments public/private partnership initiative.
The new building
has been named the "Gerald" building in honour of Lord Gerald, the Managing
Director of Posthouse-Fortune, and not the "Gerry Building" as recent rumours
John Freemason, the
Academic Registrar commented "The Gerald Building is one of the most exciting
and expensive projects ever undertaken by UBoS and we are confident that
it will greatly benefit staff and students of the college by allowing us
to redically reform our management infrastructure."
The Gerald building
is expected to be completed by mid-2000 at a cost of just over 2 million
pounds. and will be opened by Sophie Wessex. Apart from office space, the
building proudly boasts a recreation suite including a swimming-pool, gymnasium,
Once the management
have migrated over to the new building, their existing offices in the "Tebbit"
building will be converted to teaching rooms, as will some of the toilets
and disused broom cupboards. We are also happy to report that the pipe
that was leaking over the seating area in the main lecture theatre has
now been taped-up. We are assured by safety inspectors arranged by Ron
Richards, that the mould-like spores growing around the site of the leak,
whilst smelling unpleasant, are 'probably nothing to worry about.'
to Issue 2 of skidmark, and to a new academic year at UBS. Since our last
issue the University has broken two of its own records. Not only is our
undergraduate intake this year the highest ever, but we also awarded a
record number of honours degrees following the launch of our new E-degree
Dubious writes: "The success of our national TV and newspaper advertsiing
campaign, coupled with our ingenious Fasttrack E-degree scheme has led
to us having a record intake of fees this year. I'd like to give a big
thank you to all staff of "Dynamic Image", our advertising agency. Despite
this success, we must still remember that we have room for many more places."
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Launches Adult Education Faculty
the Government's recent announcement of increased funding for Re-skilling
and retraining courses, the University launced its new faculty called "Adult
Re-Skilling and Education", or ARSE.
will be responsible for running a series of evening classes and part-time
courses that range from NVQ to HE level qualifications in addition to Government
funded re-training schemes for the long-tem unemployed.
ARSE administrator Val Nazi writes "We are very pleased about the launch
of ARSE, which will provide a valuable source of income for the
college. We will also be running non-certified courses such as 'Alternative-healing
for the disabled', 'Scottish country dancing' and 'Tarot as a source of