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    work is not stimulating enough to do as it goes along. lecturers more or less teach material in seminars so no point doing pre reading. even though i do coursework last minute i get good grades because essay titles are generally centered around a certain topic so you just do reading for the class the topic is around +journals. so for the majority of term not doing much and just waiting for essay titles. trying to pick up on coding as a hobby in spare time(although thats not going too well due to lack of self discipline) can anyone else suggest other things to do? or advice in coding?
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    Pot noodle?
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    (Original post by DIN-NARYU-FARORE)
    work is not stimulating enough to do as it goes along. lecturers more or less teach material in seminars so no point doing pre reading. even though i do coursework last minute i get good grades because essay titles are generally centered around a certain topic so you just do reading for the class the topic is around +journals. so for the majority of term not doing much and just waiting for essay titles. trying to pick up on coding as a hobby in spare time(although thats not going too well due to lack of self discipline) can anyone else suggest other things to do? or advice in coding?
    just wait for your second and third years. then the work will really start to bite
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    Take up bare knuckle boxing.
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    (Original post by DIN-NARYU-FARORE)
    work is not stimulating enough to do as it goes along. lecturers more or less teach material in seminars so no point doing pre reading. even though i do coursework last minute i get good grades because essay titles are generally centered around a certain topic so you just do reading for the class the topic is around +journals. so for the majority of term not doing much and just waiting for essay titles. trying to pick up on coding as a hobby in spare time(although thats not going too well due to lack of self discipline) can anyone else suggest other things to do? or advice in coding?
    codeacademy is good for coding, but I personally find that I learn better if I have some project I'm working towards because it gives me a practical reason to learn and I'm motivated by wanting to finish it. other than that, you could go to the gym, get a part time job, socialise, or pick up a new skill that will help with your employability like maybe learning a language (duolingo is great) or doing some course on edX - most of what I've suggested is more learning, because boredom is your minds way of communicating a hunger for stimulation, so its better to feed it something healthy in my opinion. but then again you don't always have to go 100 miles an hour, its important to chill with something mindless sometimes too.
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    I'd like to voice a converse view to Codeacademy then that which Jamie expressed, it's pretty basic and doesn't cover the languages most relevant to Industry. It's fine for getting your foot in the door as a complete beginner, but I wouldn't invest too much time in it. I'd recommend a project book in the language of your choice. What language you go for depends a bit on if it's just for fun or if it could be relevant to your subject, and what you want to do with it. Java, Python, VB are typical beginning languages, but the C languages and others are more powerful in some ways, and skills in them are more highly sought after.

    By the way, if your self discipline isn't good enough for coding, I have no idea how you're pulling off a University course. I'm sure if you get into it you'll become absorbed, and spending the time coding won't be a problem.
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    I'd be working on getting good to excellent. If you have spare time you could do hobbies and activities, get a gf , enjoy a better social life or earn money. You could also get ahead by preparing for your second year, maybe theres a project to do. You could also get some work experience if you have intentions on a career. Loads of stuff you could do.
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    im a masters student people...
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    (Original post by dragonzrmetal)
    I'd like to voice a converse view to Codeacademy then that which Jamie expressed, it's pretty basic and doesn't cover the languages most relevant to Industry. It's fine for getting your foot in the door as a complete beginner, but I wouldn't invest too much time in it. I'd recommend a project book in the language of your choice. What language you go for depends a bit on if it's just for fun or if it could be relevant to your subject, and what you want to do with it. Java, Python, VB are typical beginning languages, but the C languages and others are more powerful in some ways, and skills in them are more highly sought after.

    By the way, if your self discipline isn't good enough for coding, I have no idea how you're pulling off a University course. I'm sure if you get into it you'll become absorbed, and spending the time coding won't be a problem.
    what could you do to learn C to a level that is employable? what can you do to verify your skills in C coming from a non-science background
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    What is your masters in? A masters requires you to spend a lot of time doing self-directed learning, so if you aren't learning anything when you aren't in your seminars, regardless of whether or not you deem it necessary to your grades, why on earth are you doing it?
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    (Original post by ChancedTravels)
    What is your masters in? A masters requires you to spend a lot of time doing self-directed learning, so if you aren't learning anything when you aren't in your seminars, regardless of whether or not you deem it necessary to your grades, why on earth are you doing it?
    law masters .its basically free and the diss is in summerterm so we're given like 4 months to do it. as it's free not too bothered but still getting high marks in assignments. need to do something in spare time because law masters dont even mean much tbf (at least from my uni)
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    Get 99 Runecrafting.
    if im gonna waste my time on gaming it might as well be in LOL. then maybe i can compete in korea and earn some cash
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    (Original post by Quantex)
    Take up bare knuckle boxing.

    i tried boxing at uni but theres way too much technique in that and if im gonna start something i wanna see it to the end (even if i procrastinate for years due to lack of self discipline, i wanna see it to the end) whilst i could commit, its too expensive outside uni
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    (Original post by DIN-NARYU-FARORE)
    work is not stimulating enough to do as it goes along. lecturers more or less teach material in seminars so no point doing pre reading. even though i do coursework last minute i get good grades because essay titles are generally centered around a certain topic so you just do reading for the class the topic is around +journals. so for the majority of term not doing much and just waiting for essay titles. trying to pick up on coding as a hobby in spare time(although thats not going too well due to lack of self discipline) can anyone else suggest other things to do? or advice in coding?
    You should do Engineering so you wouldn't say "uni is too easy".
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    Don't you have to apply for jobs for next year?
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    (Original post by Gnomes&Knights)
    You should do Engineering so you wouldn't say "uni is too easy".
    Wish i took A-levels more seriously
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    Should've gone to a decent university then :lol:
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    (Original post by hihihihihi)
    Don't you have to apply for jobs for next year?
    need to take a little time out to know what i want to do in life before i start seriously applying for jobs. its why im in this mess in the first place. in any case ive planned to apply for jobs speculatively in a couple of months
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    (Original post by InadequateJusticex)
    Should've gone to a decent university then :lol:
    why so cruel?
    list decent unis
 
 
 
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