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    Hi! I've just got my timetable through for my new course which I'm super excited to be doing. Its got me in a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

    However last year before I knew I would be attending college I booked two short trips which would see me away on Wednesday PM & Thursday on my second full week, and Tuesday & Wednesday in my fourth or fifth.

    I want to be upfront and honest with my course leader about this and send them an email now before induction advising of these dates - but I'm so worried this will give them an awful first impression of me.
    I could just self-cert both days as sickness once Ive had them, but this doesn't give a great impression either and I would much rather just be honest.

    Does anybody have any advice or previous experience in a similar situation?

    College you say. I think it might be ok to do that however I agree you'd have to make up for it by being serious when you're work and definitely always getting your work in. At university I definitely would never do that. I suppose it depends how seriously you take college.
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    I'm totally serious about the course and will work my ass off through the year. It's just these dates I'm not going to make. I wouldn't be worried if I was staying on at the same college as last year as I already have that relationship with the lecturers and they know how hard I work. Do you think I should make my course leader aware?
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