Lectures. Let’s chat.

So, I’ll be brutally honest here; I hardly ever go to lectures.

A view of one of the Braggs lecture theatre from the lecturer's standpoint. Bright lights shine onto hundreds of empty seats.

The Braggs. (Source, accessed 14/08/2018)

And that’s not without reason. I work part time at a nine to five job, three days a week. I can’t live with my parents for personal reasons, and the job I have is in the field I want to enter when I graduate.

In honesty, I’m quite happy to do this. There is, however, a bit of a problem (and I’m sure you can see this). I miss lectures, so it’s my responsibility to catch up on them, and sometimes that part doesn’t go so well.

In fact, I’ve had a lot of trouble with this in the past, but this semester I am determined to keep up-to-date. There’s a lot of content, and I really love learning my courses, so it’s a matter of making the time to keep up and keeping my education high on my list of priorities.

Evenings are my free time, so I’ve resolved to use it to watch the lectures from the day before. I know you’re doubtlessly wondering why I don’t watch lectures from the same day (it’s riveting information, I know!). Well, sometimes there is a bit of a delay in the lectures being uploaded, and I have this horrible tendency to use any excuse to not watch lectures, or to leave it until later. So I can work around this by watching the lectures a day later. I’m still not behind in study, but there’s fewer excuses for me to use, too!

Of course, going to lectures is absolutely the best way to learn the content, but I’m learning more and more that while study is still important, sometimes priorities aren’t black and white. If you’re having some trouble balancing everything, Counselling Support is incredibly helpful, too.

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