As a student, it is most important that you attend regularly all the lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions etc. that are listed in your timetable or that are communicated to you as the semester proceeds. It is only by attending all of the scheduled sessions you will be able to learn effectively, and it is for this reason that the Student Charter notes that students are expected "to attend throughout each semester, including the full examination period. This means turning up on time to all designated teaching sessions, tutorials, laboratory sessions and all assessment". To help ensure that you make full use of the learning opportunities that are available, the department will be monitoring the attendance of students at twelve or more sessions throughout the year. The monitoring will be carried out using systems that have been developed by the University specifically to help departments identify and support students who are having difficulty with their study programme. Within ACSE, the monitoring will be carried out by a mixture of registers, examination attendance, meeting with tutors and coursework submission.
It is important to attend all lectures in order to obtain notes and handout sheets. It is not enough to copy up notes. Hearing an explanation and making your own comments will aid your understanding.
Problem solving classes provide the opportunity for you to try questions and to ask the lecturer if there is anything that you do not understand. They allow you to prepare yourself for the type of questions that will be set for the examinations.