I'm a 2nd year history student, and at the end of this term I am going to miss 4 seminars for a family wedding. My sister, is getting married in Thailand and obviously I'm not willing to miss my only sibling getting married for 8 hours of compulsory attendance in 2 weeks. I'm going to be missing 2 seminars, for 2 different modules, so 2 weeks in a row essentially. I was just wondering, what you guys think I should do? I could either be 'ill' or tell them the truth? Telling them the truth could result in a 4% penalty on both modules, so 8% in total...
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Last edited by Jackathon; 11-02-2010 at 13:42.
- 11-02-2010 13:33
- 11-02-2010 13:37
Hi 5, Im at kent too!
Just email your seminar leader and tell them you're not coming cause you're away!!
Just saw you get penalties........
Maybe you could arrange to do the seminar work on your own and hand it in so you don't miss the marks..Last edited by GTi; 11-02-2010 at 13:41.
- 11-02-2010 13:50
Can a wedding not go down as religious observance? Ask your Course Rep.
- 11-02-2010 13:58
i would go for the illness route. just say you've got the flu, bad.
if you start enquiring about if its ok to get days off for the real reason, then you're not going to be able to go back and lie about your absence later.
- 11-02-2010 14:13
I don't think being 'ill' for two weeks is a good idea. They'll probably ask for a doctor's note. Just tell them the truth, you know you're not missing your sister's wedding so either they let you off with it or you have to take the penalty. If you ask about it maybe they'll give another solution, like someone said by letting you hand the work in separately. But it's best not to lie.
- 11-02-2010 14:20
I hate compulsory tutorials.
- 11-02-2010 14:29
at my uni it doesn't matter if you don't go in for weeks
- 11-02-2010 14:39
If you say you're ill you'll have to give them a doctors note.
I would find out if weddings count out as acceptable absence before deciding what to do.