Back to work (already smelling disaster)
I think I will mainly talk about the ridiculous timetable they have given us. I have NEVER in my four years in MCAST, experienced such disappointment and anger towards the university and whoever takes care of the timetables. The worst day of the week is Monday. We start the week at 8 a.m which is already a bummer since I have to wake up super early (5.30 a.m because the traffic in Malta is, I cannot even find a word to describe it!!) and we have from 8.00 a.m. till 6.30 p.m. and mind you, we have NO BREAKS IN BETWEEN!!! We only have the 30-minute compulsory break of the institute. Come on this is ludicrous.
This problem got me and my peers so mad that we wanted to take action as early as possible. As a student representative, I together with the other student representative, we had the duty to go and take this matter to the coordinator. When we showed the timetable to the coordinator he was immediately shocked and told us that he will take action about it. I hope that we can arrange something because it is so messed up.
Apart from the timetable, I was also shocked about the assignments. Without giving away any identity to the teachers and their assignment, I am free to say what I want in this blog (thank God).
MCAST makes me laugh sometimes. As a class including myself, we had complained and suggested in the previous semester that we never had a live case in this course and we should be given one. To our surprise, we weren't given one but three live cases; Coca-Cola bottle design, End of Year Exhibition and Science in the City. We were all grateful for this but it is very laughable. The time-frames to complete ALL of the live cases is stupid because they all clash with each other BUT the most hysterical thing is that we have two final works in one which makes me laugh and cry at the same time. How the hell are these units verified?!
It means that in total we have six units that have final sculptures and drawings to complete either end of May or June but mind you, the Coca-Cola unit (the one that has the End of Year Exhibition in it) we only have a time-frame of less than two months which is normally a unit that takes a semester but huh 'breathe in and breathe out'.
To conclude this depressing blog (which I apologize for) anyone that isn't stupid to notice, the timetable was obviously set to accommodate not the student but the staff and this is not only visible in the ICA but even other MCAST institutes since I have analysed my friends' and relatives' absurd timetables. Finally, and surprisingly, MCAST thinks that we're robots, we have no life outside school and that this stress might actually cost our health but oh well, I guess history is repeating itself and our voices are being constantly ignored.