Pupils who are allowed to attend lectures in person are being selected at random
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Students at one of Britain’s top universities are being forced to watch lessons on laptops because there are too many of them to fit into lecture theatres.
Lancaster University has allowed so many first years on to its psychology course that some are being told to stay away from lectures because there is no space for them.
Instead, the undergraduates – each paying £9,250 a year in tuition fees – have to watch the lecture streamed on to a screen elsewhere on campus. Those allowed to attend are being selected at random.