Imagined by Toby Cray

The University of Leicester’s email, which labelled the striking staff as greedy bastards, has successfully influenced students, after several posts on LeicFess reproduced their propaganda.

One post stated: “Fuck the lecturers. Lazy entitled pricks who will do anything to get off work.”

An anonymous submission to the Facebook page ‘LeicFess’ reads: “Fuck the lecturers. Lazy entitled pricks who will do anything to get off work.”

A member of the University’s Executive Board reacted to this success: “I cannot believe that students are so gullible that they will instantly believe our verbiage.”

Another post said: “It is very clear that lecturers do not care about us students,” which, showing a complete lack of independent thought, almost copied word-for-word from the email sent to students.

An anonymous submission to the Facebook page ‘LeicFess’ reads: “It is very clear that lecturers do not care about us students, they are paid a wage that is very reasonable and have job security that many could only dream of, after the last two years we have had as students they should really not be disrupting us any more.”

These post on the anonymous Facebook page seem to confound the stereotypical Daily Mail view of students being union-supporting, left-wing fanatics.

The University, who are preparing more propaganda, hope to get the whole student body to turn on the striking lecturers while they implement more cuts.

One thing for sure is that this year will not be short of drama, as students, lecturers, and the University all turn on each other. What more could you want from an education?!  

Image: Ellie Fleury


Toby Cray is a final-year journalism student and the magazine’s Vice President. You can find him on Twitter here.

You can read Toby’s satirical work on his personal blog.