Powered by xpats.com
5 °C

Not registered yet?

  • Daily & weekly newsletters
  • Buy & download The Bulletin
  • Comment our articles
Register now

You are here

Recent articles

Jan 18, 2018

This is what the City of Brussels' eight friteries will look like within two years - after...

Jan 18, 2018

A special call centre to report storm damage was overwhelmed by 31,000 callers on Thursday, as St...

Jan 18, 2018

2017 was a bumper year for public transport in Belgium, with both the Stib and the SNCB reporting...

Jan 18, 2018

The Palais 12 concert venue at Heysel is not booking the number of concerts nor attracting the cr...

ULB faculty apologises for 'décolleté' comment

May 29, 2017

An email from the Faculty of Medicine at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) has caused uproar for urging its female students to show up to the graduation ceremony 'with a nice decolleté', writes De Standaard.

The email, which is believed to have been sent by one of the faculty secretaries, gave dress code instructions for the final year students' graduation ceremony on 28 June: "My colleagues and I expect to see you at 13.00 behind the Paul Emile Janson auditorium. From an aesthetic point of view, we recommend the young ladies wear a dress or skirt, as well as a nice décolleté, and for the gentlemen, a suit. Of course, dear ladies, this is not mandatory,” the message reads.

Outraged students immediately took to social media to express their dismay about the university's comment. "After six years of studies, they just want to see our chest. Unbelievable,” said a student on Facebook.

The content of the email came as a surprise to Marco Schetgen, dean of the Faculty of Medicine: "The email was probably written by a woman, as our secretarial staff consists exclusively of women. It's hard to believe."

According to ULB spokesperson Nicolas Dassonville, the message “is clearly an inappropriate email that is in violation of ULB's principles. The dean has therefore already sent an email to the students to apologise in the name of the faculty.”

elizabethwilliam0012 May 30, 2017 18:22

I am an understudy at Idaho State University. Our Faculty Senate as of late vote no-trust in our present President. The University President then went before the SBOE and asked that the Senate be broken down. Has anybody encountered a comparative circumstance with their school? We are searching for some help/answers. If it's not too much trouble I might want those outside of Idaho to say something regarding this. I didn't know how to word this as a question, so I apologize for the ungainliness of it and inquiring as to whether it is moral, writing assignment help in uk at assignment master I didn't know whatever another approach to address it. I'm an exploratory writing major, not Political Science.

AnthonyAnson Jun 19, 2017 09:17

Students should take a lesson in this post because sometimes they create these of problems. I hope they will take a lesson. By the way, I am a student and I was looking an assignment help company about my assignment writing projects because I am not good at writing that's why I take help with writing companies.

milanjoy Jul 20, 2017 13:54

It was very shameful that the faculty was sent such an email to specify about the dress code of men and women in graduation ceremony. Think about the mind set of all that young ladies. They never expect such kind of behavior from their faculty. Saying anything and apologizes is not a solution for this kind of matters. Photo Editing

freyabeam90 Jul 24, 2017 11:54

It was really a shameful act by the faculty members, we Buy coursework members feels very sorry for the students and dean should have to take a serious action against the culprit.

baileyshaw437 Sep 9, 2017 08:09

Yes I believe that this is really an inappropriate email, I cannot understand that how this happened but I believe that the dean of the college did the right thing by sending an immediate apology. Professional essay writing service

AhmedKhan Oct 9, 2017 15:05

It is not fair for the students because they want to hard struggle for the degree and at the end, they face these types of problems. So, it is very bad news. Government should take the big step for these types of problems because students are the future of our country. Thanks visit here proposal writing services

alexanderjordan Oct 12, 2017 13:49

the faculty are the the role model for the students and they causing such troubles it's a problem that the authorities should deals with such kinds of cases. coursework writing services

AbdulAzim Oct 24, 2017 15:21

This is a bad news for the students because how they do manage it? it is not a good thing to theirs. Management must take a big step for theirs. Students are the power of the country and they don't deserve to this things. Well, thanks for sharing them. Visit here custom thesis writing services

banti3 Nov 2, 2017 09:24

Play the latest free online tank trouble tank game it is the most popular in the worldwide so create the best score to shoot the opposite tank just click here http://tanktrouble.xyz most people exited to get this online i sure you like to play this on the net.

techmaya Nov 8, 2017 13:50

i thing, it is very bad news for student, who are the power of country. Management should take action for their. Thanks for share.
Technology submit guest post

solomondaniel Nov 13, 2017 08:38

I like this astounding site, however Essay Help UK, the personnel are a good example for the understudies and they causing such inconveniences it's an issue that the experts should manage such sorts of cases. individuals feel extremely sad for the understudies and senior member ought to need to make a genuine move against the guilty party.

Dan12j Dec 1, 2017 01:22

I was reading the provided article with a great interest! This post is useful and informative :
Coconut Oil Secret Review
Smart Solar Box Review
Eat Stop Eat
Text Your Ex Back
Eat Stop Eat Review
Women Men Adore

DoyleNorman Dec 5, 2017 07:16

Students ought to take a lesson on this publish because every now and then they devise those of issues. I desire they'll take a lesson. Get our world class Law Essay Writers UK to finish where you left off!

Dan12j Dec 21, 2017 12:58

I love the VF workouts and my body has transformed into something I thought I would never have! At my age I cannot believe the shape that I am finally getting, and I owe it all to the Venus Factor program. Numerologist
Women Men Adore Review
2 Week Diet
CB Passive Income
CB Passive Income
DIY Smart Saw
Unlock Your Hip Flexors

thomasbuckley Dec 27, 2017 07:28

You are Right, A Belgian college was compelled to apologize to understudies in the wake of sending an email that proposed ladies wear low profile outfits to their graduation function. The message was sent to therapeutic understudies at the college in front of their June graduation batch.
Do my essay uk

anjaliahuja Jan 6, 2018 08:44

Your site is good Actually, i have seen your post and That was very informative and very entertaining for me. Thanks for posting Really Such Things. I should recommend your site to my friends.
Gurgaon Escorts Services at Affordable Price
Beautiful Escorts in Gurgaon at Affordable Price
Beautiful Escorts in Aerocity

Questions & Answers

Help and get help


Can anyone provide a personal recommendation for a Dutch tutor in the Brussels area? Pr...


I am interested in sharing a full-time nanny with another family or two for S...


Hi all,

We are moving house soon to Hoeilaart and would like the house professio...


Events & Social


19 Jan
19.01.2018 to 21.01.2018
La Bresse - Hohneck
by Expat Club
19 Jan
20 Jan


17 Mar
17.03.2018 to 24.03.2018
Val Thorens
by Expat Club
21 Mar
by Jazz4you asbl
3 Feb
by Muziekpublique