[Wolves] IMPORTANT:Handing over the reigns...

David Morley davmor2 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 14:35:27 GMT 2006

> Wolverhampton University is a largely untapped source
> for a few reasons:
> 1) From personal experience I know that if you put
> posters up they get taken down within 24 hours.
> 2) The biggest Linux figure in the SCIT, Peter Burden
> has now left and I'm not sure who the Linux movers and
> shakers are these days. As far as I know, his
> pro-Linux approach has not been replaced sadly.
> 3) Linux was barely mentioned on my degree until the
> final year (and only then thanks to Peter Burden). I
> believe it is now covered early on in the degree and
> probably by Brian Penfold.
> 4) Something that I found very strange was that there
> aren't many students interested in Linux. I met maybe
> 4 or 5 in 4 years and 2 of those, I introduced them to
> it.
> 5) Some people just aren't sociable enough to get
> involved.
> It would be good to ask whoever introduces students to
> Linux to point them in our direction. I'll see if I
> can find out who this might be.
> I remember seeing, after I left, a defunct University
> of Wolverhampton LUG and it turns out that I know
> someone who knows the person who set this up. I found
> it strange that a University Lug wanted to be separate
> and distinct from an already thriving LUG. I'm just
> trying to work out whether there was a reason why the
> guy felt that they should be separate from us.
> Anyway, I'll see if I can get hold of someone and ask
> him who would be best to approach to have them point
> interested students at us and how we could advertise
> at the uni.
That would be Fantastic Adam Thanks

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