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    I don't go to the best uni which may explain it, but does anyone else have coursemates who just dont give a toss? Like I'm not an amazing student, I'm not doing super well nor am I super studious but at least I have a little respect.

    I feel a lot of my peers act as if we're simply paying for our grades and if anything goes wrong, its our lecturers fault. People today kicked up a right fuss about our lecture not being cancelled because of the snow, just really rude.

    I study Biology and very few people actually care about the subject, I know not everyone wants to become a researcher but why pick a course if you don't care.

    Like these people don't get me wrong, do their work, do a bit of work for revision but they seem to only care about passing the degree or getting a certain grade, not about the subject. Are attitudes better at the higher ranking unis?
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    I have the same experience. There's people I'm friends with who regularly don't go to lectures because they're too tired or whatever, but that's because they can't be bothered to sort out their sleeping schedule. I just don't get why you'd waste all this money just to give so few f*cks about it.
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    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
    I don't go to the best uni which may explain it, but does anyone else have coursemates who just dont give a toss? Like I'm not an amazing student, I'm not doing super well nor am I super studious but at least I have a little respect.

    I feel a lot of my peers act as if we're simply paying for our grades and if anything goes wrong, its our lecturers fault. People today kicked up a right fuss about our lecture not being cancelled because of the snow, just really rude.

    I study Biology and very few people actually care about the subject, I know not everyone wants to become a researcher but why pick a course if you don't care.

    Like these people don't get me wrong, do their work, do a bit of work for revision but they seem to only care about passing the degree or getting a certain grade, not about the subject. Are attitudes better at the higher ranking unis?
    I haven't witnessed this type of attitude with CompSci. If anything, people seem to be scarily over-obsessed with the subject.
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    (Original post by DrawTheLine)
    I have the same experience. There's people I'm friends with who regularly don't go to lectures because they're too tired or whatever, but that's because they can't be bothered to sort out their sleeping schedule. I just don't get why you'd waste all this money just to give so few f*cks about it.
    Yeah I'm not the best but at least I turn up and pay attention, just so much apathy around though.
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    (Original post by Blue_Cow)
    I haven't witnessed this type of attitude with CompSci. If anything, people seem to be scarily over-obsessed with the subject.
    Yeah I have to say with my subjects like that and engineering, everyone I've seen has been really into it.
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    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
    I don't go to the best uni which may explain it, but does anyone else have coursemates who just dont give a toss? Like I'm not an amazing student, I'm not doing super well nor am I super studious but at least I have a little respect.

    I feel a lot of my peers act as if we're simply paying for our grades and if anything goes wrong, its our lecturers fault. People today kicked up a right fuss about our lecture not being cancelled because of the snow, just really rude.

    I study Biology and very few people actually care about the subject, I know not everyone wants to become a researcher but why pick a course if you don't care.

    Like these people don't get me wrong, do their work, do a bit of work for revision but they seem to only care about passing the degree or getting a certain grade, not about the subject. Are attitudes better at the higher ranking unis?
    I studied at Cambridge and it was very different - people really cared and wanted to achieve/went beyond the bare minimum for tutorials etc... but I suppose I may have been lucky with my college peers, I can't comment on everyone that studied on the course!
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    (Original post by DrXavier)
    I studied at Cambridge and it was very different - people really cared and wanted to achieve/went beyond the bare minimum for tutorials etc... but I suppose I may have been lucky with my college peers, I can't comment on everyone that studied on the course!
    Given the intense application process candidates need to go through to get into Cambridge, I'd be bloody surprised if people weren't passionate about the subject they're reading!
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    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
    Yeah I have to say with my subjects like that and engineering, everyone I've seen has been really into it.
    I did engineering myself and I can confirm a lot of students didn't care either. First year first term a lot attended classes after that they just dropped like flies pretty quickly.

    By my third year you had like 5-7 people out of 100 and something in a lecture hall (and I'm not exaggerating either :rofl: )
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    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
    I don't go to the best uni which may explain it, but does anyone else have coursemates who just dont give a toss? Like I'm not an amazing student, I'm not doing super well nor am I super studious but at least I have a little respect.

    I feel a lot of my peers act as if we're simply paying for our grades and if anything goes wrong, its our lecturers fault. People today kicked up a right fuss about our lecture not being cancelled because of the snow, just really rude.

    I study Biology and very few people actually care about the subject, I know not everyone wants to become a researcher but why pick a course if you don't care.

    Like these people don't get me wrong, do their work, do a bit of work for revision but they seem to only care about passing the degree or getting a certain grade, not about the subject. Are attitudes better at the higher ranking unis?
    University of Liverpool, mine are exactly the same
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    hm that's odd , if i'm paying 9K+ a year for my degree i wanna make sure i get my money worth
 
 
 
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