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    I've missed quite a few of my lectures and seminars due to feeling a bit stressed. This is due to starting Uni, living without parents and various other small things. The only thing is that now I have missed so many seminars I get anxiety about attending the sessions as everyone will know each other etc. How should I explain this without sounding pathetic to a teacher?

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    Your uni should have support services to talk to about this kind of thing, i suggest definitely looking into it. They would be there to talk through issues if needed and to offer advice/ assistance on approaching teachers.
    As someone who had similar difficulties during A levels, I can say for sure that it is so helpful having someone aware that there are issues even if you dont offer full details.
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    (Original post by Anon2015)
    I've missed quite a few of my lectures and seminars due to feeling a bit stressed. This is due to starting Uni, living without parents and various other small things. The only thing is that now I have missed so many seminars I get anxiety about attending the sessions as everyone will know each other etc. How should I explain this without sounding pathetic to a teacher?

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    Just tell them what you've put here. If it's too hard speak to your uni support services first who can liaise on your behalf. It's really unlikely that they won't be supportive. There are people who miss the start lectures and still make friends, just sit with someone and say you've been ill and missed a couple of weeks could they help you catch up.
 
 
 
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