Past, and to come, seems best; things present, worst.
Shakespeare, Henry IV, 1.3.108
Studying at university is about becoming (or at times at least behaving like) an adult. When you encounter problems, it is your responsibility to do something about them. There is a wide variety of help available at most campuses for all sorts of situations (health, finance, study problems…), but the staff who deal with these matters won't come to you. You need to identify what has gone wrong and look for solutions. In this chapter we'll outline some common study problems and give you starting points for dealing with them.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Lord Byron, Don Juan, 12.50
One thing you must realise is that many tutors are postgraduate students who do some teaching as part of their research duties or to earn a little extra money. Unlike your school teachers, they have not dedicated their lives to teaching, and they often have very little experience. However, they do have a good knowledge of their subject and