What’s the point?

I’ve often asked myself this question as I begrudgingly dragged myself out of bed and into the shower at seven o’clock in the morning so I could make it to university for a 9am start. What really winds me up is when I had a 9am tutorial. Early morning lectures I can deal with as in the large expanse of students in a lecture theatre, my bleary eyes and slow mind do not make much of an impression on the lecturer and would most likely go unnoticed. Tutorials on the other hand are in much smaller groups, so with 10 to 15 students in a room with a lecturer asking questions, it is not a good idea to go in with anything less than wide eyes and an eagerness to learn.

Don’t get me wrong though, I am all for the concept of tutorials where you get to ask questions of your own if you don’t understanding anything in the lectures or you just want to clarify some points that were made. The lecturers are really helpful as they put a great effort into explaining the work and helping you if you have any difficulties understanding it (a particular Physiology and Pharmacology lecturer comes to mind). I have found, especially this semester, that the tutorials have motivated me to continually go over my lectures which has been extremely beneficial and dare I say that it looks possible that I may successfully complete the exams and emerge from them in one piece!


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Maryam graduated in the Summer of 2014 and is no longer blogging for this site. Maryam blogged about the final year of her degree in Medical Physiology after returning from an industrial placement year at GlaxoSmithKline.

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4 responses to “What’s the point?”

  1. rajeeva

    hai i got offer letter for phd in biology. i want to know if we are provided with any jobs while studying in the university like taking classes and tutorials and want to know if that pay will be sufficient for meeting weekly expenses.

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