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    (Original post by sultony)
    It would seem since my original posting that there are huge differences in people's experiences of contact teaching hours per week and how they are interpreted, depending upon the subject of study. Those with a full week of study are fortunate on the one hand in that they are getting their money's worth, but unfortunate on the other that they have no time in the day to get a part-time job to help pay the fees. It is a catch 22 situation, but nevertheless, it is scandalous and students should be making their complaints known to the NUS.
    You might like to look at http://www.timeshighereducation.co.u...006151.article
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    You might like to look at http://www.timeshighereducation.co.u...006151.article
    Thanks Nulli Tertius for bringing this article to my attention, but this survey still does not explain what they mean by 15.9hrs of work per week. What is 'work'? As my posting reveals it is the contact teaching time (1:1) that has diminished over the years. There is also no mention of the fees and what you get for your money.
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    (Original post by sultony)
    Thanks Nulli Tertius for bringing this article to my attention, but this survey still does not explain what they mean by 15.9hrs of work per week. What is 'work'? As my posting reveals it is the contact teaching time (1:1) that has diminished over the years. There is also no mention of the fees and what you get for your money.
    I believe it means weekly contact time plus hours spent independently studying.

    The tables show the top and bottom five universities by average weekly student workload – including private study time and scheduled hours such as lectures and seminars – in four subject areas. Averages have been included only where more than 20 students responded to the survey.
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    (Original post by sultony)
    Thanks Nulli Tertius for bringing this article to my attention, but this survey still does not explain what they mean by 15.9hrs of work per week. What is 'work'? As my posting reveals it is the contact teaching time (1:1) that has diminished over the years. There is also no mention of the fees and what you get for your money.
    1:1 teaching doesn't exist anywhere. Also it isn't necessarily good for everyone.
    I do agree that some courses have too few contact hours/workload though but you can often research how much contact/work time you will have before applying.
 
 
 
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