Thursday, February 25, 2010

Advice for undergraduates

Next week classes for the year begin at Australian Universities. On sunday night I was at a dinner for new undergraduate students at Emmanuel College at UQ. The Principal, Stewart Gill, urged the students to look at a book What's wrong with University and how to make it work for you anyway, by a Canadian student Jeff Rybak.
I read some of the extracts on his website and found them quite helpful, partly because my daughter is starting university this year! She read some of it and we discussed it this morning.
Also, I think for faculty it is also important to look at such material to see things more from the students point of view, what they are struggling with, and how we can serve them better.

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