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    Unsuccessful in life? Are your failings the result of the short comings of others? Well then sue. Sue them for every penny. That's right, why should you be to blame.



    An Oxford graduate's failure to get a top degree cost him a lucrative legal career, the High Court has heard.

    Faiz Siddiqui alleges "inadequate" teaching on his modern history course resulted in him getting a low upper second degree in June 2000.

    He blames staff being absent on sabbatical leave and is suing the university for £1m.

    Oxford denies negligence and causation and says the case is "massively" outside the legal time limit.

    Mr Siddiqui also alleges medical information about him was not submitted to examiners by a tutor.

    The 39-year-old studied at Brasenose College and singled out the teaching on the Indian special subject part of his course for criticism.

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    Julian Milford, for Oxford University, told the court Mr Siddiqui described the teaching as "a little bit dull"
    His counsel Roger Mallalieu told Mr Justice Foskett that Mr Siddiqui had been a "driven young man" aiming at a postgraduate qualification at an Ivy League university.

    He said: "Whilst a 2:1 degree from Oxford might rightly seem like a tremendous achievement to most, it fell significantly short of Mr Siddiqui's expectations and was, to him, a huge disappointment."

    Mr Mallalieu said his employment history in legal and tax roles was "frankly poor" and he was now unemployed, rather than having a career at the tax bar in England or a major US law firm.

    Mr Siddiqui also said his clinical depression and insomnia have been significantly exacerbated by his "inexplicable failure".

    Julian Milford, for Oxford University, told the court Mr Siddiqui complained about insufficient resources, but had only described the teaching as "a little bit dull".

    He added the student received exactly the same amount of teaching as he would have in any other year.

    The seven-day hearing is concerned only with liability - with damages to be assessed later if Mr Siddiqui succeeds.
    source: Graduate with 2:1 sues Oxford for £1m - BBC News
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Why?

    The judge who will also have a 2:1 from Oxbridge but knows the right people, will rule it's his own fecking fault for being thick.
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    well at least we now know AssGuru's real name.
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    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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    I'm gonna sue some chump that gives tulip crypto advice when I lose it all.
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    Mr Mallalieu said his employment history in legal and tax roles was "frankly poor" and he was now unemployed,
    Even his lawyer says he's "frankly poor" so I'm assuming he's not one of those no-win-no-fee jobbies...
    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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    a Desmond is worth £2 million at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbakoola View Post
    a Desmond is worth £2 million at least.
    A 2:1 isn't a Desmond.
    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    A 2:1 isn't a Desmond.
    A 2:2 is a lower grade hence his compensation for damages would have been greater ... of course :P
    He's only asking for £1 million for a Billy Gunn.
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    oxford uni - where you can pay £50 and get your BA turned into an MA after 12 months...

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