OIA - how to speed up the process..Watch
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On my second complaint, which should have been unloosable, they changed my wording so that it was un-winable.
My third complaint they found partly justified and told the uni to apologise, to do something they were already doing and/or pay me £750. The uni have just ignored them.
They will believe what the university says despite all written evidence to the contrary.
I could go on and on.
I would particularly interested, if anyone has found out if in cases of the University forwarding sensitive personal information, which according to the University's own data protection policy was initially given confidentially can be released to the OIA (i.e. third party) without consent of the person (student) concerned?
...to reiterate general advice & out of personal experience - don't waste your time on the OIA, if you can avoid it, get legal advice immediately and start legal action through the Courts - maybe more costly, but at least more thorough ...
Best of Luck if your case is still pending.
The OIA are not fit for purpose. However, they will continue to be "not fit for purpose" while ever those who have been damaged by them stay isolated. So when are the rest of you going to free yourselves, join us, and get back into the community which you rightly belong, the mainstream student community..and let me tell you, THIS is NOT it!
There are a number of people connected to groups such as this one, who have had their lives significantly changed by arbitrary and unjust decisions, made by people working for universities who are NEVER held to account. That potentially means that they can say and do whatever they like to you, and there is NO mechanism for holding them to account.
While the OIA purports to be that mechanism, they are barred by LAW from even looking at issues such as "Academic Judgement".
So, what IS "Academic Judgement"?
Well, what it is, and what it should be are two entirely different things. What it should be is a decision about matters that ONLY AN ACADEMIC IN THAT FIELD could be expected to know.
How the OIA interpret it is more like: "a decision made by an academic."
See the difference?
Now, what are YOU going to do to change that??? Being in THIS group isn't going to change it! Being in THIS group means that you are consenting to be isolated by those who don't want this knowledge to become common knowledge. This group is manipulated by a pro-university hierarchy.
Here's some common knowledge for you: When Sir Tim Berners Lee invented the World Wide Web, he did so because it gave access to the world's knowledge to the common people. Since that event, people in power everywhere have sought to gain back that advantage given to the common people, the 99%, by various manipulations. Some of their manipulative tactics have been to supply disinformation, (on sites like this), take on false identities, (on sites like this), misrepresent their purpose for being there, (on sites like this), employ divide and conquer techniques, (on sites like this), befriend and infiltrate, (on sites like this...and so on...
Ever feel like you are going round in circles, discussing something that should be getting better, because it should be becoming common knowledge if only everyone involved would speak out? Well, just try speaking out! Seriously...try it, especially on sites like this, which purport to exist in the interest of those who are potentially being damaged. I can assure you that when you do, you will be silenced one way or another...and then you will have to ask yourself this question: "why would a site built for students actively prevent ongoing discussion about dysfunctional processes which are detrimental to students, and which allow the destruction of a student's career, based simply on a decision by an academic, which may, or may not be, made purely out of malevolence, because that decision CANNOT be effectively challenged!" ........Answers to this question below, please: