Lecturers tell Brexit-curious MP to pay tuition fee if he wants course notes
The response comes after Chris Heaton-Harris asks universities for names of those teaching about Brexit and information on the syllabus.
Lecturers have hit out after a Tory MP wrote to universities asking for names of professors teaching about Brexit and requesting links to their courses.
The letter from Chris Heaton-Harris, a Conservative whip and Leave campaigner, has prompted a backlash from those teaching.
Many jokingly invited Heaton-Harris to join their class providing he paid the tuition fee like all the other students.
Others poked fun at the MP’s request.
My lectures are normally on open sci & neuroscience but now they'll be 100% Brexit w/ Exam Q "How shit is Brexit?" https://t.co/FZSY7z4uLN— Chris Chambers (@chrisdc77) October 24, 2017
James Chalmers, Regius Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow, suggested “a petition to make @chhcalling attend all these lectures once he has the list” before adding “he’s not actually going to get a list”.
The funniest thing about the MP asking universities what we’re teaching about Brexit is the assumption that VCs have any idea what we teach.— Charlotte Lydia Riley (@lottelydia) October 24, 2017
Professor Michael Smith from Aberdeen University was one of many calling for transparency on Brexit, by way of an exchange for his lecture notes.