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    I'm studying... creative expressive therapies: art pathway

    My study level is... University undergraduate

    My question is....

    So we were told pretty pointedly that there have been "several" complaints about people talking in lessons, whilst looking over to myself and my friend. My friend suffers from extreme social anxiety so she doesn't quite play by the rules of lowering her voice when she talks to me. When we talk in lesson it is at the kind of ratio of 80% talking about the actual session content and making little comments to eachother in relation to think on and 20% a little comment to giggle over.

    So most of the time when we do talk I tell her to hush, one of us asks a question to the other or expresses an opinion on something weve just heard the teacher say and only people on our table can hear us.

    I think its because we are sat at the back that the teachers assume we don't care and are just having a chat, but we are not. We are having quiet, quick educational exchanges that end up on paper writing to one another so we dont disturb others if its a really useful discussion on the content of the lesson.

    To the point, the teachers whilst clearly on about us, said that because of these complaints when we return for the third year if anyone talks in lesson they will be asked to leave the room immediately so as not to disturb others.

    My question is, do they have the right to do this? Surely it is a much bigger disruption to stop what they are doing disturb everyone in the room to publically call out and shame someone for talking about the session content so quietly the only way they know we are talking is to look at us?

    Do they have the legal right to remove me from a lesson because I open my mouth? Or is this another flexing their muscles of godly power over us? I pay £9000 a year if i get told to leave for whispering to someone next to me once in a lesson about the actual lesson content then I will honestly cause a ruckus by refusing to move because I don't recognise that authority.

    I have a huge problem with false authority. Like when you make £1 more in wages an hour that someone you get a god complex and your word is law. Are they taking the micky or can they legitimately make me leave the room?

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