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    I've had my fair share of rude and patronising lecturers in university, but last year I came across one who spent most of their time making rude, nasty comments directed towards me. They were trying to come across as subtle but it was blatantly obvious. I don't trust and have lost all respect for this lecturer, beacsuse they clearly don't have the decency to treat their own students with respect. I've had some who have never replied to my emails, like EVER. I feel a bit deflated and particularly not excited about going back to uni in September. I know this is probs very common but I'm wondering where I should draw the line. What is acceptable behaviour here???
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    (Original post by Cvbnm1)
    I've had my fair share of rude and patronising lecturers in university, but last year I came across one who spent most of their time making rude, nasty comments directed towards me. They were trying to come across as subtle but it was blatantly obvious. I don't trust and have lost all respect for this lecturer, beacsuse they clearly don't have the decency to treat their own students with respect. I've had some who have never replied to my emails, like EVER. I feel a bit deflated and particularly not excited about going back to uni in September. I know this is probs very common but I'm wondering where I should draw the line. What is acceptable behaviour here???
    Perhaps focussing less on perceived slights against you by busy lecturers and focussing more on the academic work in hand would help you better? If I'm going to be honest, you sound a bit like 'one of those people' - 'fair share of rude and patronising lecturers'...'most of their time making rude and nasty comments directed towards me'....never replied to emails...' You do sound a bit like a victim.

    Everyone has sent emails to which they haven't received replies...it's a part of life. Maybe you were being overly sensitive about these comments - it seems odd that a lecturer would have so little to do that they could spend time targeting you. My advice would be to put these personal issues to one side and concentrate on your academic work, given that's what you're there for.
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    Undergraduate students aren't particularly of interest to lecturers. Get over it.
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    It seems odd that a lecturer would have so little to do that they could spend time targeting you. My advice would be to put these personal issues to one side and concentrate on your academic work, given that's what you're there for.
    ^This is good advice and should be how you approach this, OP.

    However, if it gets to the point where you truly feel your learning/work is inhibited then maybe try and speak to some coursemates who might be able to shed insight into their experiences with the same lecturer? If others share your concern, maybe gently mention it to your tutor - they are likely a colleague of that lecturer and will know them well. They may be well-placed to offer some advice in confidence.
 
 
 
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