ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact
A local university has lashed out at commentary in this masthead recently that many of the Diamantina’s tertiary learning institutes are just ‘businesses’ and are largely unnecessary.
Overell College in Betoota Heights offers a range of courses and degrees, many of which are useless.
Including a 3-year Bachelor of Property Management, which The Advocate labelled in the June 6 edition as being ‘the most useless university degree in Queensland’.
Dr Hyde Overell, first cousin to The Advocate’s editor Clancy Overell, told our reporter today that Overell College isn’t just a business – it’s also a place of learning.
“I just think it’s disgraceful that you can just label a degree that lots of great young people in Betoota complete each year, as being completely useless,” he said.
“What has happened to journalism?”
“If you did a Bachelor of Journalism at Overell College, you would’ve learned to focus on the bigger story here – and that’s the fact that the government has denied entry to our precious international students,”
“Nearly one in five Overell graduates find work within a year of leaving. In today’s climate, that’s pretty good.”
The Advocate spoke to a local property manager about his time at Overell and how attending such a prestigious degree factory has impacted his career.
Damien Clary decided to become a property manager at age 28 after having spent much of his 20’s smoking bongs in a share flat and sitting too close to the microwave.
“I just didn’t want to overcook my ramen!” he said.
Our reporter was forced to pause the interview after Damien accidentally bit his tongue.
“Sorry. That happens a lot these days. It’s a good life. I’ve got a BMW I can’t afford and two suits that don’t fit. The doctor has no idea why my hairline starts just above my eyebrows, they think it could’ve been the microwave,”
“I took the funny gauze off the microwave door so I could see my food cook for well [sic]. My time at Overell was defined by me smoking weed and feeling my brain tingle watching my ramen cook. Now I’m a rental property manager,”
“Sorry, my name’s Damien. No rental decreases and make sure to get rid of that mould for the next people to move into your house.”
More to come.