could i get a day off uni as a result?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Trillian, 6 Mar 2008.

  1. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    do you think this would wash?

    dear tutor,

    much to my distress I have found out that my heart rate rests so low (52BPM) when at rest, including times when I am sat at my computer working.
    this results in me being regarded as Bradcardic and as such I need to go regularly to have my heart rate pushed back to the 70BPM average, as such I may be absent from one or two lectures for the foreseeable future,

  2. Nope.
    Some of them are dinosaurs so they'll have RHRs of 30bpm and still manage to stand there and teach.
  3. OP

    Trillian New Member

    none of my tutors are over 40, so you never know.
  4. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    i once got an extension for an essay by being honest - i was going to manchester (from sheffield) to watch united in the cup winners cup.
  5. Nortones2

    Nortones2 Über Member

    52 is nothing: mine was 36 when I was fitter. Must try harder to get an excuse!
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    52 - that's quite normal for a cyclist....and that's just sat at a desk working. Wont wash...they aren't that stupid...
  7. simoncc

    simoncc New Member

    A day off university - I had 4 months off in my final year and nobody knew or cared. And I wasn't the only one by any means, but then in those days as long as you passed the end of year exams nobody cared where you were or what you were doing the rest of the time.
  8. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Does that surprise anyone? :evil:

    Sorry simon, I would have missed you!
  9. byegad

    byegad Guru

    NE England
    I've had a low resting Heart Rate for decades. How is this a problem? Should I worry as at 56, over-weight and Asthmatic I still beat around 40bpm at rest?
  10. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    4 months?:biggrin: pah! that's nothing.
    In my final year no-one at the uni even knew who I was...
  11. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    So who cleaned the toilets in your absence?
  12. simoncc

    simoncc New Member

    Same here. That's what it were like in the old days. Register in October, exams in May/June, degree certificate in the post in late July of year 3.

    I did have to attend a degree ceremony though in the September when my parents made it clear to me that all their friends had been to degree ceremonies for their kids, had the photographs to prove it, and that they didn't intend to miss out especially after all the money they'd paid me. The university asked me to return the degree certificate so the Duchess of somewhere could give it me back.
  13. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    A degree ceremony in September? What sort of University was that?
  14. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    University nowadays seems to be a bit more "serious" with targets to achieve. When I went to Uni I made an effort in 1st and 2nd year. In 3rd year I went to less than bare minimum classes (and nobody really gave a shoot) and in 4th year I went to 2 lectures and spent most of my time drinking, playing footie, and going to Amsterdam. Nobody seemed to care too much. I turned up for exams and passed.

    When I went back a few years ago to do my Masters it had all changed, loads of targets to meet, none of which seemed to be related to "knowledge" - I did not buy into it at all, but the pressure on the undergrads was obvious. I was able to "stick two fingers up" to it all, but few of them seemed to enjoy it. Kinda misses the point of being young and the future ahead of you....
  15. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Anyway, a day off Uni?

    How would you tell the difference?

    Would you have to get up early (without a hangover and with someone you had met at least three times before) and do some work or something ??
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