This is Stibbe’s description of a seminar c. 1984:
‘You must contribute (intelligently) to the discussion, otherwise it looks as though you haven’t read the text(s). The academic might say, “Who’s actually read this?” and “What’s the point of coming?” to those who haven’t. Sometimes people who haven’t read the text are told they may as well leave the seminar and that’s the ultimate shame.’
Needless to say, this particular aspect of the student experience is no longer part of the £9K offer.