2 posts • joined Thursday 18th June 2009 17:12 GMT
and in what?
Notably Useless Students
The NUS is beyond an irrelevance, 8 years of being a `student' and never been a member. I can not honestly name one useful or good thing the NUS has done in all that time.
Unfortunately this pillock is so stupid as to think lectures are for direct learning of course materials, they are actually for. (Note. applies only to hard sciences)
Ensuring the student gets out of bed, has an approach at a wash, and comes near a library etc...
Seeing if the student is alive
So the lecturer can overtly stress some points that are obviously going to be on the exam
To get at least some of the students to talk to each other
And importantly to allow the student body to work out who the smarter ones are so they can ask them questions instead of forever bothering staff.
And just as a basic point, I get the data for marks versus attendance. There is a definite benefit to turning up (on average a grade bound)