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Cardiff Uni is one of the worst in the UK for missing lectures

I blame The Lash

A new study has found that Cardiff University is one of the worst for attending lectures in Britain.

It revealed that Cardiff students on average, fail to attend at least 6 lectures a month, with the University of Southampton topping the list, missing a whopping 10 lectures per month.

The study asked 5,089 students across the country aged 18 – 22 on their living habits and attendance levels.

The top reasons students gave for not turning up to lectures were as follows:

1. I didn’t have enough sleep the night before the lecture – 21%

2. I was too hungover to attend the lecture – 14%

3. The lecture time was too early in the morning for me to attend – 8%

4. I wasn’t well enough to attend the lecture – 6%

5. I couldn’t find a way to travel to my lecture – 3%

The study also found that students who were living at home whilst at University were a lot less likely to miss lectures, with an average of 2 missed lectures a month. Overall, students who live away from home are 6 times more likely to miss a lecture than those who didn't fly the nest.

The study was conducted by in conjunction with the launch of The Student Sleep Calculator, designed to help students struggling with late nights and early morning lectures.

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It asks students to input what time their lecture is the next morning as well as how long it approximately takes them to commute to their university classroom. It also considers on average how long they take to get ready.

Melissa Benedict, a spokesperson for the campaign said:

“With all the excitement surrounding university life, it can sometimes be difficult to remember exactly why you are there, especially if you are living away from home for the first time."

"We understand how the change associated with a university lifestyle can affect a student’s ability to make those early morning lectures, which is why we created the calculator to help them get an idea of healthy sleep patterns and ensure that they wake up for lectures on time and as alert as possible!”

So basically, us Cardiff Uni students are massive sesh legends. Never change.