Even my tutor got infuriated at the system. He's one of the 2 decent lecturers here. E.g. third year projects: I would find an interesting topic, he'd go over it with me and do all the necessary bits, contact a potential supervisor who specialised in it and would get the reply no for x reason. Mostly, only biomed students can do this (for an immunology topic when I take both the necessary modules to do the topic) and another was you have to do the project rather than this module even though we said you could because we've put you in for an additional qualification that you didn't ask for and won't actually get because you don't do animal biology.