Can you advise this student nurse?
“I’m 19 and just started my nursing course in September. Straightaway I met a really good group of friends, we have loads of fun and I’m so glad to have met them. We’re always laughing and I’ve never felt like I belong as much as I do now.
“The problem is they’re all really clever and don’t even need to listen in lectures, they just glance through the lecture notes after. We always sit at the back and they spend the entire time passing notes, sleeping or just openly chatting.
“If I don’t listen then I can’t make sense of the lecture notes later on so am really missing out on what I know I need to learn to pass.
“Any time I try to take notes or answer questions they always laugh about it, in a friendly way, but it puts me off doing it.
“I don’t want to make a big issue about it and risk falling out with them. How can I learn without alienating my new friends?”
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