The Learning and Skills Council: Fucking Homeopathy?!

As you may know I hope to be going to University in October.

I am in the process of applying for funding and I have been sent information from the Learning and Skills Council on Graduate Career Development loans. From Page 6…

What courses are covered?

You can use the loan for any full-time, part-time or distance learning courses. Examples include:

  • Postgraduate courses, e.g. MSC in Environmental Studies
  • Specialist courses at private institutions, e.g. in Homeopathy…

Homeopathy legitimated and supported by our Government. What a disgrace.

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6 thoughts on “The Learning and Skills Council: Fucking Homeopathy?!

  1. My hunch is that they have to say that to avoid a bunch of witchdoctor cunts antagonising them.

    In practice, no funding body in the country which is funneling state money will even considering funding people who want to study Quackology at a private institution.

    At least, I hope.

    1. Hah! You were Mr cynical a few days ago.

      No I don’t think that’s it. I think the LSK are profit focussed and homeopathy can be big business, so it gets funded. Not good at all.

      And as I learned on Monday at Westminster Skeptic (you should come along next time) state investment in science as a percentage of GDP has stagnated since labour came to power since dropping sharply under the Tories. But they’ve got money for this!

  2. ‘Loan’ = money which is PAID BACK. It’s not funding. People can borrow money for whatever they want as long as they pay it back. And you then contradict yourself by saying they are ‘profit-focussed’. So, if LSC is actually making a profit out of lending money for people to study ‘quackology’ then surely this is a good thing??

    1. No, those aren’t the conditions.

      Although it is a commercial loan the LSK pick up the interest while you are studying. So for a year or two, yep, they are subsidising homeopathy.

      Like I said, there’s likely a market for homeopathists that make this investment “worth it”, but it is still a misallocation of resources.

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