raistlin wrote:Intel suggests that the violence was the work of anarchist groups rather than genuine students.
I've no doubt that to some extent that is true but equally I have little doubt that many of the thugs
/ animals involved were students - just like the fire extinguisher throwing thug referred to by Zeb in his post above.
On a different tack, I have a nephew shortly due to finish his 3 year University course. His academic 'year' runs from mid Oct to mid Dec then mid Jan to end of May, in the middle of which they have their 2 week (?) Easter break. Lectures take up around 8 - 10 hours a week. If these students and lecturers worked a full 47 week year (based on 52 weeks less 5 weeks holiday like many employees in the real world have to) these 3 year courses could be condensed into 18 months, probably even a year at a considerable financial saving.
I know someone else who has just started a 3 year University course in 'Event Management' - what the hell is all that about?? - get out there in the real world and work
for a so-called 'Event Management' company and learn that way