UCAS encourages students to be lazy during Christmas Holidays

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This is shocking from UCAS who are trying to get students through University and they tell them to just relax over the Christmas.I have a lot of Additional Further Maths self study to get through and I may try to do STEP.UCAS might stop people getting the offers they need to get into University and usually students don't do enough work over Christmas, so I don't think telling them to relax is a good idea.
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so?
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This is shocking from UCAS who are trying to get students through University and they tell them to just relax over the Christmas.I have a lot of Additional Further Maths self study to get through and I may try to do STEP.
There's a difference between relaxing and being lazy...
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There's a difference between relaxing and being lazy...
The message says that UCAS hopes you will be putting down the books this implies doing no work at all to me.
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It sounds like sound advice- you certainly sound like you need to relax.
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Having down-time is a good idea. It stops you burning out and thus losing enthusiasm. Taking two weeks out of the year is not going to result in 3 U's come the summer.
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No way, i have two course work drafts to do and revision for mocks by January the 5th.


That being said, the worst thing about this email was that i thought it was a track update and it got my hopes up and then dashed them with this boring, trivial crap.
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Teachers have said similar things before too

"Put your books away for a while during the holiday to relax"

It really isn't a big deal. People who are planning on working will, and those who aren't won't. I highly doubt UCAS's message will determine whether you revise
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Lmao what is your problem exactly?
If you feel like and have time for it then chill out, if you don't then... don't?
No need to take it so personally, I actually find it polite and comforting when someone tells me to relax, over school and university especially.
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Teachers have said similar things before too

"Put your books away for a while during the holiday to relax"

It really isn't a big deal. People who are planning on working will, and those who aren't won't. I highly doubt UCAS's message will determine whether you revise
You will hardly never hear teachers say things like this they sometimes say that you can have a day off during the holidays but they usually except you to work solid during the holidays.I didn't really work in the first year but I only had my AS exams, now I have to study hard for my self study and try and get some STEP revision done.Its more to do with the fact that UCAS should be encouraging students to study and the email implies that students should do nothing over the holidays through them telling you to put down your books.
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Isn't Christmas aimed at family and not textbooks?
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Some people take things way too seriously.

If you want to study over Christmas, go for it

You could take that as "put down the books for ALL of December until January" or "put down the books on Christmas day"

Lighten up a little....
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(Original post by Dalek1099)
You will hardly never hear teachers say things like this they sometimes say that you can have a day off during the holidays but they usually except you to work solid during the holidays.I didn't really work in the first year but I only had my AS exams, now I have to study hard for my self study and try and get some STEP revision done.Its more to do with the fact that UCAS should be encouraging students to study and the email implies that students should do nothing over the holidays through them telling you to put down your books.
I think it is common for teachers to say it. They know that hard working students are going to work anyway, and they know that nobody is going to take it 100% seriously.

Also - I wrote "for a while", that doesn't imply completely. It means that it's okay to revise every now and then.


Like the above poster, I agree that it's conforting to hear people saying that it's okay to relax during the holiday, especially when you are stressed enough about work, a little bit of relaxation will not be the difference between an A* or a U
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I did no work over my Christmas break and I came out fine, you need to relax.
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It's a break you're not supposed to work.
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(Original post by Dalek1099)
This is shocking from UCAS who are trying to get students through University and they tell them to just relax over the Christmas.I have a lot of Additional Further Maths self study to get through and I may try to do STEP.UCAS might stop people getting the offers they need to get into University and usually students don't do enough work over Christmas, so I don't think telling them to relax is a good idea.
relaxing doesnt mean do no work, it just means don't stress and dont work all the time. Its a holiday like Ive been doing non stop work since september I need a break
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Most of my teachers have said enjoy this holiday as it's the last holiday we will get without having to work for exams or work for money for Uni. At the end of the day it will be better if you start the new year fresh than if you've spent the past 2 weeks with your head revising and being drained. The last 2/3 days of the holidays I will probably go over notes so I'm prepared for probably the most important 6 months of my life so far so I don't know if anyone's joking me but I'm chilling this Christmas !!


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Most of my teachers have said enjoy this holiday as it's the last holiday we will get without having to work for exams or work for money for Uni. At the end of the day it will be better if you start the new year fresh than if you've spent the past 2 weeks with your head revising and being drained. The last 2/3 days of the holidays I will probably go over notes so I'm prepared for probably the most important 6 months of my life so far so I don't know if anyone's joking me but I'm chilling this Christmas !!


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It will be not the last holiday you will get a 3 month holiday from university each year, where you can just relax.
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Guys, he was just trying to be funny! You are taking it too seriously =_=
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It will be not the last holiday you will get a 3 month holiday from university each year, where you can just relax.
some of us may get a summer job of some sorts for money to help with uni
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