Your course may include weekly surgery hours. Attendance is optional, but provides a chance to ask any questions you may have about the course - including course content, assessment, or taking your learning to the next level. This is an opportunity to meet with the Course Organiser, and attendance is entirely optional.
It is also an opportunity to ask the Course Organiser questions in a more private environment than a seminar or discussion board. Session audio and video will not be recorded, though text chat will be retained. You may be able to request a private breakout with your Course Organiser during the session.
Surgery hours are particularly important this year as, due to social distancing measures on-campus, it isn’t generally possible for students to ask lecturers questions at the end of each live class (although other methods are provided e.g. discussion boards on Learn).
The time of the surgery hour for each of your courses and how to join can be found in your course information. You will usually find surgery hour joining information on the course Learn page, or in your personalised timetable. A complete list of surgery hours is published each semester on the ETO Hub.
Occasionally, students may find a clash between their scheduled surgery hour and their other timetabled activities. If this occurs, please contact the Course Organiser, who will be able to work with you to make alternative arrangements.