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Only at Imperial...
Only at Imperial could nutters on bicycles threaten small children?
Who gave this moron a live account anyway?
The Live! editors i guess... why? do you want one too?
Grammar and spelling are not my strong point! trying to fix the errors now!
Poppycock! What an uninteresting, pointless article. Get a life and quit boring people to death!
This article really is a waste of time... and valuable database capacity. Come on Ameet, admit defeat and move on.
kwality your entitled to your opinion... but if you don't like what I write then don't read it?simple as that?and if every single person who reads the article finds it a waste of time then I apologise... but I think it is quite amusing and it really happened!
Also it takes courage to write an article and open yourself up to criticism? whilst you and the "black racist" have shown how pathetic you are because you hide behind silly pseudonames, and don't have the guts to criticise me with your real names.
Ameet, I'm sure it does take courage to write an article. Particularly a very bad one.
But there's no shame in using a pseudoname [sic]; and I'd take issue with your point that it's an amusing story, honey.
Ah, I was wondering why they were manning that gate...
And I thought it was just increased security in light of the fact that we are at war. Silly me.
The South Ken campus must've grown since I left barely 24 hours ago, then. I didn't know we'd subsumed all the embassies and now actually had an entrance on Gloucester Road...
Perhaps the esteemed writer refers to Falmouth Gate, on Queensgate?
I have to ask though... I was under the impression that the Imperial College Road entrance (certainly the pavement on the Science Museum side) is a public footpath. How far through the campus does that extend, then, since it can't go right through the College to Callendar Gate if Security are stopping people from getting in there...
s/Callendar Gate/Falmouth Gate/ in the above, whoops.
OK let's clear this up. I meant the entrance near Central library. Yes I should have
found out what it was called and reading the article now it was written in a way which made it sound boring, and I could have made it seem more interesting. It's not an excuse but I did rush it as I had to go out (that's why I missed the spelling mistakes), in hindsight I should have waited till today when I could have taken my time over it. Anyway I have produced a ?better? version and hopefully the editors will put those changes in soon?amen
I have to say I thought it was quite a good article, errors aside. Is there any proper secure cycle storage in College these days? It was one of my campaign points and College did promise to do something about it.
College security cannot prevent anyone from using the Central library entrance - that road is a public thoroughfare (sp?) and college are in a running battle with Westminster council who want to make the whole road open to all traffic. So the only people with authority to stop you riding your bicycle (or pushing your pram) through the gates are the Met Police.
The reason I've heard that Security is manning the gates is because the Rector got cut up walking across campus by a contractor's van. He was a little bit upset, ran after the van and flagged it down - the driver told him, in no uncertain terms where to go.
Since then Security have been instructed to stop all "unreasonable" behaviour by delivery vans, cyclists, and ladies with prams by the sound of things...
The article has been updated... you can no longer tell that I am illiterate :)
I think we should create a dedicated standalone Live! Page now.
Then we will be able to classify news into different categories: Main Head Lines, Review, Obituaries, snippet like this one, etc...
Well...its bit boring...who cares? Something to read after tea.
Richard, what do you think?
Well, this article makes little sense and has no point to it. Congratulations.
What Live! needs is a Kwality filter... no more mice or bikes!
or reviews of culture...
I agree with the above...
I also wondered if we had extended to Gloucester Road but kept quiet to give Ameet the benefit of the doubt. But it's settled then - Ameet is a git and Live! should strive to get better stories. However, Ameet, I do admire your courage in writing this rubbish and putting your name to it. That takes guts.
I almost wish that I hadn't pressed the button which said ?public article?? but you know what? I'm glad I did, and I still like it, as well as the mouse one.
If you don't like it then tough s**t? I'll keep writing until the editors tell me to bugger off... . I think it's different, lighthearted and a change from the "serious" things which go on here and so it might attract a wider audience.
I think it makes perfect sense, it highlights the bizarre things which go on at this place and is fairly amusing because the guard got so worked up. And the point was to maybe get some discussion going about the question it poses? which is why do these things only happen at Imperial.
Ameet, I don't think that's the question most people think the article raised.
While I think you have every right to post to Live!, perhaps you may not be averse to me offering you a few tips?
1) I think your writing perhaps needs to develop a bit more style - rather than just saying "this thing happened, i thought it was funny", develop the satirical, sarcastic or hyperbolic aspects of this situation. At the moment you sound like someone who is trying to tell a funny joke, but due to a lack of finesse it has gone down like a lead balloon.
2) If you think your article could be better, don't publish it until you are happy. Perhaps run it through a spelling and grammar checker if you think you have problems with this, after all, it's what they are there for.
3) Post something that other people are actually going to be interested in, or will find funny. If you're the only one of your group of mates who is intersted in this subject, I can guarantee even fewer of the readership will care.
4) Don't every apologise - people will just rip you to shreds.
Noted and appreciated.
The article has been updated one final time and I am quite proud of it now... I just want to thank my family and friends for supporting me through these last few traumatic days... especially my pet dog "Spike" who never stopped believing in me... looking forward to my next article? :-)
I thought your article was ok...
And having found out you have a dog called Spike (snap, me too...), I think it's better! :-)
Can we have congestion charging in College? Especially around the AT machines on the walkway. You could pay at Union reception, the JCR shop etc.. and special cameras with face recognition would be installed. Anyone changing their face would be severely reprimanded.
And in the subway to the tube
And Exhibition Road. Too many school kids and tourists at the same time.
And Brompton road. The route to McDonalds is forever blocked by slow moving tourists
And in the lifts in Mech Eng. Specially for (able bodied) people who only want to go up 1 or 2 floors.
Nah, the thing about those lifts in Mech Eng is that they are more conveniently located in my opinion than the stairs. I often use the lifts from level 2 to the guilds office on level 3 - call me lazy, but i've never actually bothered finding the nearest stairwell when the lifts are far more convenient.
Well, explains the size of your a**e if that's how lazy you are! :-)
My a**e is a product of evolution. Sitting at a desk all day, the most important consideration is to be confortable. I have honed that particular organ of my body to be over-padded, to provide a more comfortable seating experience.
I also find that to balance out my huge posterior, i needed to develop a counterweight in the stomach area...
At least that's my story and i'm sticking with it.
The last comment has been removed due to it's offensive remarks.
On behalf of the "racists", I would like to retract the previous statements made by "them". I would also like to give my unreserved apology to Mr. Ameet Bhakta. Although your article was boring, one should be free to express his or her own opinions. But, in the future Ameet, please ensure that the atricles written will be appreciated by the greater majority. And although I don't appreciate (my) comments being deleted, it's your job Ed and I respect that! Once again, Mr. Bhakta, thousands of apologies but next time write "better" articles. Cheers lads!
My girlfriend made me apologise and I'm trying to curb my racist tendencies.
I must say I quite liked the article, though I would suggest drafting your articles before you publish them.
I liked the article too. Makes a change fomr all the petty ULU politicking that goes on... Also I feel that cyclists are given a hard time: they cut the security staff, and then post them to stand by a gate all day to warn people of bikes. What a great use of tuition fees! Yet they still let White Van Men into IC to cut people up ruthlessly! Why only the other day some chap with golden earrings and a large merc sprinter almost knocked me into the path of hte rector - fortunately a security guard was available to avert disaster by writing a cheque for ?5000 thus distracting Sir Richard...
Having been knocked off my bike on the South Ken campus by a white van I thought this article was much more relevant to students at IC than all the silly politics that is usually on this site.
This is what annoys me about being at such a "high quality educational establishment" - everybody thinks they're better than everybody else. C'mon guys, cheer up, it's a bit of light hearted fun. And to Ameet: the guy whose comment you replied to with "Noted and appreciated.
" is clearly a complete idiot. I'd put money on the fact that most people DO actually find it quite lighthearted and entertaining, it's just that a small minority who are only interested in the next stupid Union political scandal chose to rip it to shreds. Worth ignoring in my opinion. It'll make this site a better read!
Zebedee: "Can we have congestion charging in College?"
Tim: "And Exhibition Road. Too many school kids and tourists at the same time."
See http://laycock.biz/tourists.php and sign the petition
Page has been modified to be a petition against slow walking/walking in groups only and not anti tourists however it still serves the same purpose
WOW!!! I saw something amazing this morning! Not only had the college decided to save money in these dangerous times by not employing a security guard to chastise people entering college from the West, but they actually made entering easier for cyclists / motorcyclists by, get this, OPENING THE (bigger, designed for vehicles) GATE!!!!!!!!! Is this the first sensible thing I have seen happen at IC for four and a half years??!?!? Quite possibly! It'll be champagne in the security lodge tonight....
Another bizarre thing happened today? it was about 5 o'clock, I was in the library toilets, washing my hands when this guy came next to me, started to run the taps on the other sink, then he pulled out a toothbrush and some toothpaste and started to brush his teeth!
Only at Imperial?
We should be proud of having students with clean teeth. I knew a girl wo used to brush her teeth 6 times a day including between lectures. She had gorgeous teeth....
"she used to brush her teeth 6 times a day". Why did she stop? Had she brushed all the enamel off?
she probbly does still brush them -I'm not really sure as she went totaly insane and has not beeen seen for a while....
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