Engages students in a variety of ways. Enthused.
Perhaps it was the subject matter of the course, but he seems to get lost in his own words and isn't very clear about things. Points for trying though.
He's one of those - "I'm going to act as mindfully and boringly as possible" - The course content was ridiculous - we were even asked to watch some of the most depressing movies to have possibly been made. It's seems quite quaint that teachers and course organisers that involve 'foreign literature' in English tend to pick the most boring and poorly written novels. In fact it's rife in the entire UK education system. We all know why. It's called negative discrimination - the world is really only exposed to really poorly created pieces of art from foreign lands to justify the white man's superiority in everything. But back to the lecturer, yeah, I bet a student could ask a really complicated and legitimate question and he would have no way of answering it because he just waffles on. Basically ACT like you understand everything that they're saying (even though from any logical mindset it doesn't actually make sense - e.g. notions of time and space in literature - what a pile of pretentious rubbish). Sorry If i'm rude, but heck this was possibly the worst and most unengaging class I have ever experienced and likely any student will ever experience.
I think he's secretly closeted homosexual who uses his powers of self control and mindfulness to overcome his innate urges. Additionally it's very useful that his job has half terms, weekends, bank holidays, easter holidays, summer holidays, christmas holidays. Without these holidays he wouldn't be able to function as a human being. So much for mindfulness eh? So much for pretentious bullshit eh?
he's an absolute idiot. He believes failing is better than suceeding because he's such a failure himself. He's in the process of writing a really pretentious book about 'deep time' fully aware that this is just pretentious bullshit. His classes are probably the most depressing you will ever experience and additionally he just waffles on (as mentioned by someone else), he literarily just waffles absolutely nonsense.
Boring as hell, so boring, that he doesn't seem to realise he's the epitome of boredom. It makes you laugh how stupid this guy is.
he's the height of stupidity. he talks absolute bullshit in class because that's what his course material and area of study is - bullshit. 'deep time', 'anthropocene', all these bullshit terms that he knows jackshit about, and then actually ends up confusing the shit out of students, not just in their studies, but also in life, because he's a fucking retard.
He's an absolute moron. Nothing else to say on the good front. Is this a positive? Can there be positives about David Farrier?
In class he played all kinds of mind games with me, alongside virtually all my teachers. I want to see this man suffer. Like I want to physically torture him with a screwdriver... is that bad? Do you think i care? He's also a fucking idiot, the worst kind of teacher, the worst kind of human being. He should just go live in a ditch somewhere. ugly lanky fuck who as someone else said thinks failing is better than succeeding. what an absolute fucking twat.
I'm afraid to say there is nothing good about him.
His entire subject matter is pretentious bullshit. He covertly played mind games with me in class alongside all other tutors and additionally favours pretentious white males, who he no doubt sees as being superior to the non-white male. I hope this man drowns in a river (no i don't really hope that - it's just a statement of anger).
worst lecturer ever. boring as hell not to mention mind-numbingly stupid.
absolutely nothing about this man is good.
he's a disgusting nasty piece of work. He alongside my other tutors in English (Carole Jones) and my Italian tutors played all kinds of mind games with me trying to confuse the shit out of me. Course material was engineered to humiliate, undermine and confuse the shit out of me. I'm going to find this man when I'm older and have money and i"m going to make him and his children pay. Dont like what i'm reading, fucking deal with it you lanky fuck. I'm going to fucking destroy you.
he's a fucking moron. how on earth this guy managed to become a lecturer at one of britain's top universities is a fucking joke. Oh wait, you forgot, Edinburgh university is a joke. Edinburgh itself is a disgusting run-down shithole where all the fucking wannabe arty people go because they think there's such cultlure and history to it. The total sum of scottish culture can be found in a black pudding. David Farrier is the epitome of why Edinburgh University is the shittest university on the planet.