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So I'm on my final year, I have been going to most of my modules for the 1st semester but for one particular module my attendance was very poor as I missed most of the lectures.
I have received an email from the head of my course yesterday saying that the lecturer who was running one of my module was concerned that I would not succeed in his module. I am really worried if I will be kicked out from the university due to this. And whether they would take in to account that my attendance with other modules.
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It all depends on your uni's policies, but in theory they could.

At my uni, if you fail a module then they do look at your attendance. If you haven't turned up, there's no opportunity to resit, and you get kicked out - but of course this is a policy that will be different at your uni.
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I have something like 0.3% attendance and I'm still here lol but it's probably not a good habit to pick up! It WILL come to bite you back later on My target now is to get 100% in semester 2.
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Out of interest why would you pay nine grand a year to not bother going to lectures


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There is a possibility entirely depends on the policies your university has set for students and ofcourse your perfomance on the particular module, just a quick question why aren't you attending them?
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Out of interest why would you pay nine grand a year to not bother going to lectures


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Not saying that OP is one of them, but many people invest in going to uni for the degree rather than the education.
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(Original post by Sammy Lanka)
Out of interest why would you pay nine grand a year to not bother going to lectures


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Cos you're 18 and your head is preoccupied with general teenage crap?
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(Original post by kidomo;46081980[B)
]I have something like 0.3% attendance and I'm still here lol[/B] but it's probably not a good habit to pick up! It WILL come to bite you back later on My target now is to get 100% in semester 2.
Not really something to 'lol' about. Why are you in further education exactly?
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(Original post by justinawe)
Not saying that OP is one of them, but many people invest in going to uni for the degree rather than the education.
Who's to even say that the lectures are the things best providing you with education during your time at university?

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Not really something to 'lol' about. Why are you in further education exactly?
University is Higher Education, not FE.
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Who's to even say that the lectures are the things best providing you with education during your time at university?
Precisely. I'm currently at the end of a four year Masters undergraduate course and in first, second years I rarely attended and did pretty well. I have started attending last year and this year only as the work became too difficult to learn by myself without lecturers input.

That said, I am purely studying for a Masters for the sake of having a Masters. I didn't necessarily want the education and most of what I have learnt I'll never apply again in my life.

That's life for you though, eh?
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(Original post by Ronove)
Who's to even say that the lectures are the things best providing you with education during your time at university?


University is Higher Education, not FE.

Like that matters, don't be petty. I make a perfectly valid point.
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Not really something to 'lol' about. Why are you in further education exactly?
of course it is not and I regret it got to that level, but I'm changed student now. All my problems are behind me. It's HE btw
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of course it is not and I regret it got to that level, but I'm changed student now. All my problems are behind me.
Then why make out you are proud of it? I'd be ashamed of myself.
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Then why make out you are proud of it? I'd be ashamed of myself.
Why be anything but neutral? Presumably kidomo had reasons for the poor attendance, good or otherwise, and he says he's now aiming for 100%. Why does he have to be anything but neutral? He can think it was a bad way to do things, even that doesn't mean he ought to feel 'ashamed'... what a bizarre outlook on life.
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(Original post by Ronove)
Why be anything but neutral? Presumably kidomo had reasons for the poor attendance, good or otherwise, and he says he's now aiming for 100%. Why does he have to be anything but neutral? He can think it was a bad way to do things, even that doesn't mean he ought to feel 'ashamed'... what a bizarre outlook on life.
Haha I find you rather bizarre too! He put across the fact that he found 0.3 percent attendance for a course was something to be proud of with 'lol' and his flippant attitude. Maybe it's just me, I do a very difficult degree with 3 languages so I would never dream of turning up to such little classes, though, I'm not going to get into a huge debate over this, just my opinion!
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Haha I find you rather bizarre too! He put across the fact that he found 0.3 percent attendance for a course was something to be proud of with 'lol' and his flippant attitude. Maybe it's just me, I do a very difficult degree with 3 languages so I would never dream of turning up to such little classes, though, I'm not going to get into a huge debate over this, just my opinion!
I also studied languages, however I did two so presumably you have a lot less 'content' and pretty much all language. Missing grammar classes in particular gets you nowhere, given how much can be covered and never touched upon again. Depending on the lecturer, however, some lectures are worth less than the sleep you would have gained/the work you would have done by not going. Independent study plays a much larger role (infinitely larger) when it comes to the 'content' side. Learning the actual language at uni is pretty much just like school though. You sit, you are told grammar or vocab, you absorb it, you're done. Content is not like that. That may be part of why you don't relate.
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(Original post by Ronove)
I also studied languages, however I did two so presumably you have a lot less 'content' and pretty much all language. Missing grammar classes in particular gets you nowhere, given how much can be covered and never touched upon again. Depending on the lecturer, however, some lectures are worth less than the sleep you would have gained/the work you would have done by not going. Independent study plays a much larger role (infinitely larger) when it comes to the 'content' side. Learning the actual language at uni is pretty much just like school though. You sit, you are told grammar or vocab, you absorb it, you're done. Content is not like that. That may be part of why you don't relate.

You come across extremely condescending, wow.
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Then why make out you are proud of it? I'd be ashamed of myself.
I'm not proud of it at all. It has made me depressed if anything but I have to put it all behind me now and start attending every lesson(lectures, seminars, tutorials etc) in semester 2. If I told you the reasons for my low attendance I'd be making excuses and I don't like that.
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Precisely. I'm currently at the end of a four year Masters undergraduate course and in first, second years I rarely attended and did pretty well. I have started attending last year and this year only as the work became too difficult to learn by myself without lecturers input.

That said, I am purely studying for a Masters for the sake of having a Masters. I didn't necessarily want the education and most of what I have learnt I'll never apply again in my life.

That's life for you though, eh?
What course?

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(Original post by TheBigJosh)
You come across extremely condescending, wow.
Given that pretty much the entire intellectual worth of my university study came from the content side, and that the language side was (and likely only ever can be) completely two-dimensional, I would never consider wasting the university experience on a triple-language degree. I expect you find that even more offensive.
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