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    Hi! I've just got my timetable through for my new course which I'm super excited to be doing. Its got me in a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

    However last year before I knew I would be attending college I booked two short trips which would see me away on Wednesday PM & Thursday on my second full week in college, and Tuesday & Wednesday towards the end of September.

    I want to be upfront and honest with my course leader about this and send them an email now before induction advising of these dates - but I'm so worried this will give them an awful first impression of me.
    I could just self-cert both days as sickness once Ive had them, but this doesn't give a great impression either and I would much rather just be honest.

    Does anybody have any advice or previous experience in a similar situation?
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    (Original post by granticus88)
    Hi! I've just got my timetable through for my new course which I'm super excited to be doing. Its got me in a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

    However last year before I knew I would be attending college I booked two short trips which would see me away on Wednesday PM & Thursday on my second full week in college, and Tuesday & Wednesday towards the end of September.

    I want to be upfront and honest with my course leader about this and send them an email now before induction advising of these dates - but I'm so worried this will give them an awful first impression of me.
    I could just self-cert both days as sickness once Ive had them, but this doesn't give a great impression either and I would much rather just be honest.

    Does anybody have any advice or previous experience in a similar situation?
    Just as a starter for 10... you don't really have a choice but to tell him that it was booked in advance and you'd change it if you could but it's too late to do that. I started a new job recently and had 3 days off in week 2 or 3 to go on a holiday, so kind of similar, I was honest with them and it was fine. You just have to promise to catch up.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by granticus88)
    Hi! I've just got my timetable through for my new course which I'm super excited to be doing. Its got me in a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

    However last year before I knew I would be attending college I booked two short trips which would see me away on Wednesday PM & Thursday on my second full week in college, and Tuesday & Wednesday towards the end of September.

    I want to be upfront and honest with my course leader about this and send them an email now before induction advising of these dates - but I'm so worried this will give them an awful first impression of me.
    I could just self-cert both days as sickness once Ive had them, but this doesn't give a great impression either and I would much rather just be honest.

    Does anybody have any advice or previous experience in a similar situation?
    You should be fine, just get organised with the catching up. It's missing time in the very first week that can be really damaging
 
 
 
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