Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

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“Systemic bullying, hazing and abuse generally are identified with poor, weak or toxic organizational cultures. Cultures that are toxic have stated ethical values that are espoused but not employed, and other non-ethical values which are operational, dominant, but unstated.

Such cultures thrive when good people are silent, silenced, or pushed out; when bad apples are vocal, retained, promoted, and empowered; and when the neutral majority remain silent in order to survive. Those who are most successful in such a toxic culture are those who have adapted to it, or adopted it as their own”. (McKay, Arnold, Fratzl & Thomas, 2008)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

University of Newcastle again flying high in university rankings!

Once again, the University of Newcastle is flying high in the rankings:-

The University of Newcastle is ranked second worst in Australia for the number of requests by students for work (essays, assignments and exams) by a Sydney Company, MyMaster.

"A Fairfax Media investigation has uncovered a sophisticated online business, which has produced thousands of university assignments and turned over hundreds of thousands of dollars since it began operating in May 2012." Sydney Morning Herald.

"One student spent more than $1500 on assignments for five different courses at the University of Newcastle's Business School."

Also, the University of Newcastle is ranked top in Australia for the amount paid by students to obtain these essays and assignments.

"They are guaranteed the purchased work is original and will not be detected by the universities' plagiarism software."


  1. Why do these students bother paying other people to write their work? They could just write it themselves. After all, a marker in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences told me that she knows students must not fail so she just rearranges their marks so that no-one falls under 50%. She could not understand why I had a problem with that. So students, don't waste your money - just submit something because the marks can always be rearranged so that EVERYONE passes.

  2. What's the point of having rules if the staff don't follow them? Talk about a hive of shit infested bees.