Are there any benefits to studying online at uni?

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Who knows what next year is going to look like and uni might still be online or blended. Is there anything you like about studying online? are there any benefits?
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In the short term, less social interaction. More free time, less pressure. Less money spent.
In the long term, tough final years and regression of social skills.

good times only
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Don't have to travel to a physical place so save time there, can get in an hour or so of extra study a day or a little extra sleep. If the session is recorded then can look back on it later on if needed for revision.
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In the short term, less social interaction. More free time, less pressure. Less money spent.
In the long term, tough final years and regression of social skills.

good times only
ahhh okay - are you an introvert too? haha
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Don't have to travel to a physical place so save time there, can get in an hour or so of extra study a day or a little extra sleep. If the session is recorded then can look back on it later on if needed for revision.
great that you can watch it back. I guess lectures aren't recorded as standard in non-covidy times ?

do you think you skip lectures more often now that they are online or less?
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ahhh okay - are you an introvert too? haha
Hahaha yes leaning that way for certain.
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great that you can watch it back. I guess lectures aren't recorded as standard in non-covidy times ?

do you think you skip lectures more often now that they are online or less?

I'm out of uni now, applying again this year. As to whether lectures were recorded, it depends on the lecturer. Some would put their slides online after the lecture, some would upload like a summary sheet of it, some would let students record audio (which would always be shared around), and there were lectures where nothing would end up online. It was very useful to be able to look back on it and fill in any gaps in notes.

I never skipped out on a lecture, i don't know if i would be more likely to if online. I want to say i wouldn't.
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I'm out of uni now, applying again this year.

I never skipped out on a lecture, i don't know if i would be more likely to if online. I want to say i wouldn't.
Ahh cool! what are you going to study this time? how come you're going back again - did you change your mind about location or subject?

Re not skipping lectures - that's so good!! I definitely find it really hard to stay motivated in winter and it's dark and cold but i was thinking that online might be easier because i wouldn't have to go outside haha
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