Each module has a recommended textbook, but they're not essential; you can survive without them and there are copies in the library! Two books that I bought were: "Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Science" as it's written with the SAS module in mind, but if you have a good maths background, you'll be fine. The other was "How To Write About Biology" just to help with lab reports and knowing what they expect you to write. Both were pretty cheap from Amazon secondhand.
You'll be in uni about 13 hours a week, with an A and B week. So depending on modules, that's lecture time.
Volume of work isn't too bad, a few assignments in the first semester, and then more in the second. I think there were 3 or 4 in first semester. You'll do a lab report as one of your assignments, it's mainly recording observations etc. You'll have at least 1 lab per week I think.
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Well, I'm not on campus, I'm in halls in the centre. Are you looking at Student Village, cos I can ask and see what people thought of it?
Student nights - well, the best (and biggest) two are Propaganda on a Wednesday night, and Ramshackle on a Friday night. The SU does stuff, but it's not very good there :P Others are Saturdays at Thekla and the rest are quite small!
Hope that answers your questions, and let me know any others!