Hi, I've just gone into college this morning and my Tutor flipped out about UCAS (University) applications to my friend and then turned on me and another student. The two of us calmly explained that we weren't sure what course we want to do or if we even wanted to go to Uni in the near future, so we didn't want to waste our money and everyone's time applying for something we weren't sure we wanted to do yet.
He basically told us that if we didn't apply for Uni right now, we might as well leave the course. One of the senior students informed us that the tutor was out of order speaking to us like that, so we both went to complain to the head of the Department. He just told us to go home and said, "I'm sure he didn't mean you should leave the course, maybe he meant stay home for today."
So is it right for a tutor to kick two seventeen year old girls out of the course because they don't feel ready for Uni? I'm not trying to say that anyone's totally wrong, but the way he said all this has really upset us. I feel like I've been bullied into doing something I don't really want to do yet.
(I'm on an Art and Design Foundation Diploma if that helps)
Sorry if this sounds like some silly bitchfit. I've been treated in this way all my life - at home, in school and now in college. I'm just beginning to wonder if I've brought all of this on myself and I need an outside opinion to tell me if all this is true...