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    Work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!
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    I went to Aberystwyth.

    Usually twice a week during first year. Second year maybe once a fortnight. Third year once a month if that.

    I had a lot of fun, but also some pretty boring drab times. During first year going out just became a routine. Drink 3 litres of Frosty Jacks, play video games and go out to the same place. That became boring fast. It was the more spontaneous and random nights out that were enjoyable. I found going out less often, and going to new places during 2nd and 3rd year was more enjoyable. I was pretty happy being there, but it could be miserable and depressing at times.

    I made quite a few friends. Still keep in regular contact with four of them.

    It depended. First year, not a lot. Second year, more. Third year, a lot more. The more work you put in the work you get out of it. There was a bare minimum I needed to do to get a decent grade, which was usually around 2-3 days planning, preparation and writing for an essay.

    Graduated.
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    What uni do you go to?
    Newcastle

    How often do you go out partying/clubbing?
    Barely. Once a month? Really, I only go out with the friends I made in college and I'm not even close to them nor are they home often (I lived close to my university before I got my own place).

    Do you have fun / are you happy?
    Yes but not thanks to university. Honestly, the people there are ****. They act like kids and don't have a clue how to look after themselves or how to get on without their parents spoonfeeding them money and/or privileges. I'm a lot happier now that most of my friends are older! Seriously though, unless you aren't actually passionate about your subject and you love acting like a ********, it's difficult getting and maintaining friends in university, people are too selfish and fickle when they're thrown so far from their comfort zone.

    Have you made many friends?
    A few. No close ones and none that I'd probably keep in touch with after my course. If anything, university has just brought me closer to my old friends because we're all spread out over the country and it does get lonely, I wasn't even close to them before now.

    How much work do you have to do?
    Loads! I study history and we were told very confidently by lecturers that unless we were completely stupid, the exams were pretty much unfailable. This was a lie, they were hard and a lot of people struggled. My average week consists of 12 hours time prepping for seminars, around 15 hours required lecture reading, around 15 hours further reading and study, 2 hours per lecture studying notes/doing lecture worksheets/lecture prep. It's a lot and I'm barely ever on top of it all. A lot of lecturers make out that you can get by fine without this but then get arsey if you can't answer a question about the reading or you don't have anything interesting to say in seminars. It's pretty intense but I love my subject so it's worth it!
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    Noticing a correlation of don't go out and party or go pubs etc = don't make many friends
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    (Original post by enya227)
    What uni do you go to?
    Newcastle

    How often do you go out partying/clubbing?
    Barely. Once a month? Really, I only go out with the friends I made in college and I'm not even close to them nor are they home often (I lived close to my university before I got my own place).

    Do you have fun / are you happy?
    Yes but not thanks to university. Honestly, the people there are ****. They act like kids and don't have a clue how to look after themselves or how to get on without their parents spoonfeeding them money and/or privileges. I'm a lot happier now that most of my friends are older! Seriously though, unless you aren't actually passionate about your subject and you love acting like a ********, it's difficult getting and maintaining friends in university, people are too selfish and fickle when they're thrown so far from their comfort zone.

    Have you made many friends?
    A few. No close ones and none that I'd probably keep in touch with after my course. If anything, university has just brought me closer to my old friends because we're all spread out over the country and it does get lonely, I wasn't even close to them before now.

    How much work do you have to do?
    Loads! I study history and we were told very confidently by lecturers that unless we were completely stupid, the exams were pretty much unfailable. This was a lie, they were hard and a lot of people struggled. My average week consists of 12 hours time prepping for seminars, around 15 hours required lecture reading, around 15 hours further reading and study, 2 hours per lecture studying notes/doing lecture worksheets/lecture prep. It's a lot and I'm barely ever on top of it all. A lot of lecturers make out that you can get by fine without this but then get arsey if you can't answer a question about the reading or you don't have anything interesting to say in seminars. It's pretty intense but I love my subject so it's worth it!
    What year are you in?
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    What year are you in?
    I'd rather not say but you have a 1 in 3 chance of guessing it right so that'll have to do I'm afraid
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    (Original post by lewif002)
    What uni do you go to?
    How often do you go out partying/clubbing?
    Do you have fun / are you happy?
    Have you made many friends?

    How much work do you have to do?

    And what year are you in?


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    I go Glyndwr University
    I don't involve myself in clubbing or partying, don't have the time. If a day consisted of more than 24 hours, I'd be spending that watching TV shows, or consider going out.
    I occasionally have fun but for the most part I'm a little detracted. I'm quite content with it though
    I don't get too much work, well, I suppose I do, but it gets completed relatively quickly and leaves me with plenty of time to do other things.
    First year.
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    What uni do you go to?
    Warwick

    How often do you go out partying/clubbing?
    Weekly in first week, every 2 weeks in second

    Do you have fun / are you happy?
    No. Uni was the worst 2 years of my life. I was existing, not living. I loved school and then I got to uni with everyone saying how it'll be the best 3 years of your life and it was just depressing and ****.

    Have you made many friends?
    Made 4 really good friends and a couple of other good friends, had 15-20 pseudo friends in addition to this in first year.

    How much work do you have to do?
    In first time of first year when I was putting effort in we had 25 hours of lectures, classes, supervisions etc. every week, then between 16 and 24 hours of work for assignments depending on deadlines. Imagine workload was high in second year but I don't really know because I didn't go to any lectures or do any of the work...

    And what year are you in?
    Left after 2 years.
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    (Original post by Wahrheit)
    What uni do you go to?
    Warwick

    How often do you go out partying/clubbing?
    Weekly in first week, every 2 weeks in second

    Do you have fun / are you happy?
    No. Uni was the worst 2 years of my life. I was existing, not living. I loved school and then I got to uni with everyone saying how it'll be the best 3 years of your life and it was just depressing and ****.

    Have you made many friends?
    Made 4 really good friends and a couple of other good friends, had 15-20 pseudo friends in addition to this in first year.

    How much work do you have to do?
    In first time of first year when I was putting effort in we had 25 hours of lectures, classes, supervisions etc. every week, then between 16 and 24 hours of work for assignments depending on deadlines. Imagine workload was high in second year but I don't really know because I didn't go to any lectures or do any of the work...

    And what year are you in?
    Left after 2 years.
    Do you think your anger/dislike towards your university was down to universities as a general, yourself or a lack of interest in your chosen subject?
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    (Original post by lewif002)
    Do you think your anger/dislike towards your university was down to universities as a general, yourself or a lack of interest in your chosen subject?
    Part of it was that I had such an amazing time at school and I'm not sure whether I was ready to go to uni when I did. I'm also very close to my family and being away from them was quite difficult. Part of it was the University is ****ing **** and I didn't like the vast majority of people there. I was interested in my subject but the way they taught it was just a test of patience: can you spend hours memorising definitions and theorems and finding materials which actually bother to explain things properly off other universities' websites. Lectures consisted of lecturers mumbling and copying out the printed lecture notes onto a black board with literally 0 value added. It was mainly down to the University of Warwick.
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    (Original post by yellowcopter)
    Noticing a correlation of don't go out and party or go pubs etc = don't make many friends

    well spotted.

    its very obvious though, like don't work = bad grades. don't socialise = don't make friends.
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    1) What uni do you go to? University of Reading

    2) How often do you go out partying/clubbing? Not very often anymore! In first year I was out in town about three times a week; but now I would rather drink in a pub, or a house... getting boring in my old age!

    3)Do you have fun / are you happy? Plenty of fun! I've been quite the happy bunny since uni, met some brilliant people, on a fulfilling course; but there have been times were I've felt more stress, anxiety etc than at any other point in my life... Go dissertation!

    4) Have you made many friends? Several! It's kind of unavoidable making friends on my course! I found through the years though I've trimmed my circle of friends down significantly... there are so many childish, petty people at university that I don't like bothering with anymore!

    5) How much work do you have to do? SO MUCH. I'm in the midst of my dissertation, along with several module that each have about 3/4 assignments each, lab work, work work and society work!

    6) And what year are you in? Third year.

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    It's overrated and never what you think it will be before you go. It's exciting once you start, but then you get settled into a routine and it just becomes a mundane bridge between school and work, to the point where you can't actually wait to graduate with a hopefully decent qualification and piss off. It is much better than school though, especially if you're a social retard like I am.

    Although I might just be saying this because it's second term and everything feels dead at the moment (first term of every year is usually much better).

    Uni should be amazing in theory. It's arguably better to go to a crap uni though if you're looking for proper fun (i.e. having normal conversations rather than academic ones, going to the pub with mates frequently in the week). Don't go to a Russell Group one if you can't stand uppity middle-class type kids, as these universities are incredibly rife with them (EDIT: But do go if you want a good job at the end of it.)
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    What uni do you go to? BRISTOL (studying French and German)
    How often do you go out partying/clubbing? Once or twice a week, depending on if there are any events going on etc.
    Do you have fun / are you happy? Yes, very. I absolutely love this city/university.
    Have you made many friends? Yes, a fair few.
    How much work do you have to do? I'd say I work about 12 hours a week (on top of lectures), max. Should probably be doing more.
    And what year are you in? 1st year.
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    (Original post by PimpsNChuds)
    It's overrated and never what you think it will be before you go. It's exciting once you start, but then you get settled into a routine and it just becomes a mundane bridge between school and work, to the point where you can't actually wait to graduate with a hopefully decent qualification and piss off. It is much better than school though, especially if you're a social retard like I am.

    Although I might just be saying this because it's second term and everything feels dead at the moment (first term of every year is usually much better).

    Uni should be amazing in theory. It's arguably better to go to a crap uni though if you're looking for proper fun (i.e. having normal conversations rather than academic ones, going to the pub with mates frequently in the week). Don't go to a Russell Group one if you can't stand uppity middle-class type kids, as these universities are incredibly rife with them.
    What uni d8did you go?

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