UWE is one of the worst universities in the UK for attending lectures

Too many big nights out at Blue Mountain on a Tuesday lol

A new study conducted by www.web-blinds.com has discovered that UWE is one of the worst universities in the UK for missing lectures. Whether it's due to the unbreakable bond between UWE students and Dazed Tuesday's, or in that case actually any midweek event which has a £1 guest list before 11.

As much as we convince ourselves that we definitely will go home at 2am and get up for that 9am lecture that you are yet to attend, it just doesn't happen. The study shows that the average UWE student misses 7 lectures a month, just 3 places behind both Southampton and Newcastle who scored a staggering 10.

Re-evaluating all life decisions

You thought that was bad, wait for your excuses:

A total of 5,089 students between the ages of 18 and 22 were polled on their living habits and attendance levels. This was a mixture of students living in either halls or a shared house and students still living at home.

When asked to think back to the reason why they missed their last lecture, these excuses were stated:

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 students were asked to state how many compulsory lectures they missed a month. The average number of lectures missed by those living on campus emerged as 6, compared to just 2 for those still living at home with parents.

This was a study in conjunction to the launch of The student Sleep Calculator, a tool designed to help students struggling with late nights and early morning lectures.

Students are asked to input what time their lecture is the next morning as well as how long it approximately takes them to commute. The calculator will then suggest four different times that the student should go to bed, depending on how late they are likely to be staying up in order to avoid waking up in the middle of a sleep cycle.

Melissa Benedict, spokesperson for www.web-blinds.com, 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!”

Yeah, maybe not.

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