Once upon a time, in my Social Services days, we had clients. Then the bosses decided that the word was too demeaning, and we got 'service users' instead.
What's wrong with the college calling intake students?I'm sick of everyone, especially public bodies, regarding me as a 'customer': I'm not; where the state is concerned I'm a citizen and they're not running a bloody shop ;-)
No, no, student is far too yesterday, you've got to be more aspirational Woodsy.Mmmm, service user, that's good.Or how about inmate? Let's be inmates ... they've definitely taken over the asylum after all.
@DorotheaCan you see the NUS being renamed the National Union of Service Users?Thought not. ;-)
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