Studying Engineering at University: Everything You Need to Know

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IF THINGS GO
WRONG—
TROUBLESHOOTING
STUDY PROBLEMS

If you encounter problems, it is your responsibility to tackle them. There is help available at most campuses for all sorts of situations (health, finance, study problems), but help won't come to you. You need to identify the problem and look for solutions. Here we'll outline some common study problems and help you start dealing with them.


TROUBLE WITH TEACHING STAFF?

Many university level lecturers are top-line researchers who are very enthusiastic about their own special topic, but they may not necessarily be the world's best teachers. They may not understand why students are not wildly keen on their special subject. They've given their hearts to research and don't have much left for teaching. Many have little training in teaching. In addition, most demonstrators and tutors are postgraduate students who do some teaching as part of their research duties or to earn a little money. Unlike your school teachers, these people have not

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