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    I am doing a top up course, and I have noticed so far that lectures are just the same thing over and over again. For example, each week we get given articles to read and then answer questions that the tutor set us relating to that article - next week we go to class, discuss the questions in the article and the process gets repeated. Everything is also uploaded onto Blackboard, including lecture slides.

    I like the tutor but I feel like I have better things to be doing! For example, I have a presentation in a couple of weeks time so I have to sit, look through academic journals and then extract relevant facts and figures for that which will take hours. I have my dissertation research to do, I have short assignments set every week to complete so I have to do deeper reading and do that, plus 2 other assignments to prepare for before Christmas!

    Sorry for rambling. I guess my question is this: I have to use my ID badge to sign in every lecture. Is this imperative? Will it stop me receiving any loans or grants if I don't? I study in the library too so I sign in there to prove I am "at uni".

    Will my "attendance" affect my overall degree classification?
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    (Original post by socialscience92)
    I am doing a top up course, and I have noticed so far that lectures are just the same thing over and over again. For example, each week we get given articles to read and then answer questions that the tutor set us relating to that article - next week we go to class, discuss the questions in the article and the process gets repeated. Everything is also uploaded onto Blackboard, including lecture slides.

    I like the tutor but I feel like I have better things to be doing! For example, I have a presentation in a couple of weeks time so I have to sit, look through academic journals and then extract relevant facts and figures for that which will take hours. I have my dissertation research to do, I have short assignments set every week to complete so I have to do deeper reading and do that, plus 2 other assignments to prepare for before Christmas!

    Sorry for rambling. I guess my question is this: I have to use my ID badge to sign in every lecture. Is this imperative? Will it stop me receiving any loans or grants if I don't? I study in the library too so I sign in there to prove I am "at uni".

    Will my "attendance" affect my overall degree classification?
    Your university and course attendance policy is what you need to read.

    If you’re tapping in to lectures it’s going to be quickly spotted if you stop attending. You need to find out what your university will do in that situation.
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    I feel the exact same. I travel to uni so I sometimes think with some lectures that there isn't much point.
    To be honest, as said above, attendance may be an issue if they start to notice but at the end of the day you're a 9k investment for them so I doubt, unless it's a very top uni, that they'll do much. As long as you're getting the grades in your assignments I don't think they could care less about lectures. I may be wrong though!
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    Morning TSR. Is It time for this thread again? “I’m too smart for lectures I basically taught myself dentistry”

    Cool story guys. Just whatever.
 
 
 
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