In class he tried to covertly assert that I was a schizoprehnic. He also described me as a pervert. Basically, I did a legal drug, just like hundreds of other students in my year and probably more in the University and he alongside other members of staff singled me out to try and ruin my life. He's an absolutely appalling teacher. Appalling human being and generally a nasty, stupid person. Course material was set up to humiliate, abuse, and undermine me and him alongside the Italian dept tried to screw up my degree and then covered it up by giving me a distinction in spoken Italian (when i saw 3 words in the oral assessment). What a vile disgusting man. Same goes for other members of staff - Luana Babini, Cinzia Pusceddu, Silvio Maggi. The University is a dump.
I didn't attend his classes in first two years, because that's how unbelievably appalling of a teacher he is. Funnily enough I still managed to average 75% in assessments. Additionally he sent me and my peers abusive threatening messages when we reviewed the LLC. We complained to the University, but nothing was done. We've heard even more horrific stories about what the Italian dept at Edinburgh actually get up to behind the scenes. They stalk students incessantly trying to find out every little detail of their history. If you're an ethnic studying Italian, it's only worse. The entire dept is nothing but a bunch of demented hicks who think they can do whatever the hell they want. They're going to get what's coming to them.