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    Hi
    The Exeter Uni section has a thread describing a typical university week - and I was wondering how a York week might compare, I have an offer for history and am wondering what to expect.
    Also, anyone else looking at firming history for 2010? Be nice to say hello :hello:
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    No such thing as a "typical" week for me to be honest. :p: Things change too often, but I suppose there'll always be lectures, assignments, society things and (occasionally) sleep each week. Oh, and the pub of course.
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    a typical week is going to be extremely similar at all unis tbh.. just with a different name for the pub/club of choice and local quirks taken into account..
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    The only difference for history might be that the department puts a lot of emphasis on individual work. So on the academic side, you're looking at about 5/6 hours of timetabled things. Lectures tend to be on Mondays and Tuesdays, with seminars at the end of the week. You'll be spending a lot of time reading (as long as you want a decent degree, that is) but there's still a lot of time left over for going out/socialising.
    Hope that's vaguely helpful! And if you're comnig to a visit day we'll give you loads more info then.
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    What about economics?
    What actually goes on at York?
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    For History this term:

    Monday - lecture 10.15-11.15

    Tuesday - lecture 11.15-12.15, 14.15-15.15

    Wednesday - lecture 12,15 - 13.15

    Thursday - Discussion Group/Seminar 11.15-12.15

    Friday - DG 15.15 -16.15

    Last term though I had one less hour, and Wednesday off. Because of timetabling one friend has both wednesday and friday off!!! So far I've not had a 9.15! (Touch wood!)

    Most days I won't do much before my earliest lecture (if its in the morning) unless I need to do reading/plan essay desperately.
    At the moment I probably spend if I'm honest 2-3hrs a day reading+note taking, and 5 or more if it's an essay week. I should probably do more - you're meant to do 40 hours a week work but I'm still working up to that ;-)

    At night I probably go out at least twice a week but I'm trying to cut back as I'm spending too much - usually most students go out tue or wed/thurs/sun.

    I also do several societies so am likely to spend a few hours a week writing a newspaper article - fri evening/sat evening/sunday kayaking, Concert Orchesta on a Sunday Evening... to be honest life as a History student is pretty unstructured, especially when compared to a science person who are in labs 9.15-17.15 most days. Although it means you have to sort our your own routine (more difficult than it sounds) it's good as you can choose when, where and how much you work and are more likely to have time to do society stuff, careers talks or other random opportunities that show up.

    I should probably also mention I spend a considerable amount of time running to and from costcutter because I've forgotten some vital bit of food. ;-)
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    For History this term:

    Monday - lecture 10.15-11.15

    Tuesday - lecture 11.15-12.15, 14.15-15.15

    Wednesday - lecture 12,15 - 13.15

    Thursday - Discussion Group/Seminar 11.15-12.15

    Friday - DG 15.15 -16.15

    Last term though I had one less hour, and Wednesday off. Because of timetabling one friend has both wednesday and friday off!!! So far I've not had a 9.15! (Touch wood!)

    Most days I won't do much before my earliest lecture (if its in the morning) unless I need to do reading/plan essay desperately.
    At the moment I probably spend if I'm honest 2-3hrs a day reading+note taking, and 5 or more if it's an essay week. I should probably do more - you're meant to do 40 hours a week work but I'm still working up to that ;-)

    At night I probably go out at least twice a week but I'm trying to cut back as I'm spending too much - usually most students go out tue or wed/thurs/sun.

    I also do several societies so am likely to spend a few hours a week writing a newspaper article - fri evening/sat evening/sunday kayaking, Concert Orchesta on a Sunday Evening... to be honest life as a History student is pretty unstructured, especially when compared to a science person who are in labs 9.15-17.15 most days. Although it means you have to sort our your own routine (more difficult than it sounds) it's good as you can choose when, where and how much you work and are more likely to have time to do society stuff, careers talks or other random opportunities that show up.

    I should probably also mention I spend a considerable amount of time running to and from costcutter because I've forgotten some vital bit of food. ;-)
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    Sorry stupid thing posted twice!
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    3rd year CS - the worst I have this term:

    Monday: 9:15-10:15, 1:15-4:15
    Tuesday: 10:15-11:15, 12:15-6:15 (6 hour block )
    Weds: 9:15-10:15, 11:15-12:15
    Thurs: 12:15-1:15, 2:15-4:15
    Fri: 9:15-10:15, 1:15-3:15, 4:15-6:15

    21 hours
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    First Year Chemist:

    Monday - 9.15 to 17.15 in labs
    Tuesday - 9.15 to 16.15 in labs
    Wednesday - 10.15 to 12.15 lectures
    Thursday - 9.15 to 11.15 lecture and 14.15 to 16.15 lecture
    Friday - 9.15 to 10.15, 14.15 to 17.15 lectures

    Normally depending on how much you get done on the monday in labs you won't be in the labs on tuesday for too long.

    Oh and it's always amusing to listen to history/english students moan about their single 9.15 lecture in a term
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    First year English:

    Monday - 13:15 to 14:45 seminar
    Tuesday - 9:15 to 10:15 lecture, 15:15 to 16:15 lecture and then my optional evening class in French from 18:15 til about 20:10
    Wednesday - 11:15 to 12:15 lecture
    Thursday - nothing :perv:
    Friday - 14:15 to 15:45 seminar

    There is a LOT of independent reading/research involved, though, I've found.
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    Another English first year here:

    This term I have a four day weekend with 3 lectures and 2 seminars distributed through Tues-Thursday.

    We're expected to do a fairly large amount of prepatory work for seminars. (Typically, reading texts which can be anything from a couple of sonnets to a 500 page novel and then considering questions related to the text(s) and sometimes doing context-based research.)

    Throughout the English course, you'll normally write 3 essays a term of about 2000-2500 words. These generate a whole lot of extra work as you're expected to do secondary reading around your essay topic.

    But, yeah, basically, I do a couple of hours reading a day plus attending scheduled classes. I also do an additional language class, tend to bake at least once a week and do fun chores like laundry weekly, too.
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    Psychology ? Anyone? I have an offer for 2010, so I'm quite interested!Thanks.
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    (Original post by *R*a*c*h*)

    I also do several societies
    Hi Rach -thank you for that - the societies look good at York, when I went through them on the website I kept thinking "oh and I could try that one ... or that one ... or maybe that one. He he. Have you tried the history one?
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    (Original post by archly)
    Another English first year here:

    . I also do an additional language class, tend to bake at least once a week and do fun chores like laundry weekly, too.
    Hi Archly
    I love cooking too - so I'm wondering what sort of cooking stuff I'll need to brng with me - I mean is there anything in the kitchens or do we have to bring absolutely everything with us?

    Also I really want to do the language lessons - how hard are they?

    I'm getting quite excited ... but I guess you can tell!
    :woo:
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    (Original post by Olibert)
    First Year Chemist:


    Oh and it's always amusing to listen to history/english students moan about their single 9.15 lecture in a term
    9.15 .... did you say 9.15? I knew there was a reason for choosing history lol :p:
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    Sorry to post so many time ... can't work out how to quote more than one person at a time!

    I've booked on to the 10th Feb open day - anyone else going/helping out? Maybe see you then!

    Finally - am thinking of putting down Alcuin - is that a good choice??

    Thank you to absolutely everyone who answered. It's really appreciated x
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    (Original post by Historywillabsolveme)
    Sorry to post so many time ... can't work out how to quote more than one person at a time!

    I've booked on to the 10th Feb open day - anyone else going/helping out? Maybe see you then!

    Finally - am thinking of putting down Alcuin - is that a good choice??

    Thank you to absolutely everyone who answered. It's really appreciated x
    Alcuin is the most amazing choice you will ever make in your life. Ever. (And I'm not biased in the slightest.) I think we're in a decent location on campus, the accomodation's lovely, kitchens in the newer blocks are huge, and even the older blocks have very decent sized ones.
    And I'll be helping out that day, hopefully! Should be good
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    (Original post by Historywillabsolveme)
    Hi Rach -thank you for that - the societies look good at York, when I went through them on the website I kept thinking "oh and I could try that one ... or that one ... or maybe that one. He he. Have you tried the history one?
    YESSSSSS!!!! History one is brilliant!!! I went to Edinburgh for a weekend with them in November, where we toured the castle and the royal mile as well as going shopping, to a comedy club and for a pub/club crawl in the evening. It was actually the first history thing I'd been on as I kept missing the earlier socials so only knew 2 ppl and was quite scared that everyone else would already be in friendship groups but everyone was really nice and there were loads of new first years!

    Since then, I went to a post-scotland braveheart social with them and last week dressed up as a dinosaur for a prehistoric social. They are now planning to go to Berlin for 5 days in the Easter holidays... so hopefully I'll get on that too!

    I really recommend it
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    (Original post by Historywillabsolveme)

    I've booked on to the 10th Feb open day - anyone else going/helping out? Maybe see you then!

    Finally - am thinking of putting down Alcuin - is that a good choice??
    x
    Heya - I'm an Alcuinite too!!!!!! I definitely recommend it - all the blocks have decent sized modern rooms and decent kitchens with the newer blocks having hugeee kitchens (they're brilliant!). I've made some really good friends, and it generally seems quite a sociable college and the location is good particularly for History... as Alcuin has the shortest walk to the library.

    However, don't be put off in you end up in another college - it's the friends you make who are the most important and they'll live everywhere.

    VANBRUGH - New Vanbrugh bit (the en-suite donald barron, barbara scott)has the biggest rooms I've ever seen -bigger than Alcuin/James but not sure how they compare to Goodricke. College events are popular.

    Old Vanbrugh - ?
    FAIRFAX HOUSE - great community spirit, decent rooms & BREAKFEAST!

    DERWENT & LANGWITH - a few of my friends live here - the one room I've seen was a decent size but had little wardrobe space. However, their kitchens are of reasonable size, they have BATHS even though they're shared (the one thing missing from my en-suite). Derwent is known as a highly sociable college and because both are small (in comparison to Alcuin, Goodricke, Halifax) apparently everyone knows everyone (well nearly) as it's always the same people at events. DERWENT - Set to be mostly CATERED next year.

    JAMES - En-suite rooms are nice and pretty similar to Alcuin's. Has a more quiet reputation but I know some lovely people there who are sociable. Also, their college also has the most 'decorations' on it...
    BEWARE... though that it now incorporates some of old-goodrickes tiny rooms, so unlike Alcuin (yayyy!) you're not guaranteed nice accomodation.

    GOODRICKE - on new campus, so whilst it'll probably be highly popular in a few years time, as a History student you're probably better on the main one. I haven't been there but I've been told their kitchens and rooms are very,very nice.

    HALIFAX - sociable (its big) but I've heard the rooms are a bit dodgy and don't believe the photos on their website. Also, whilst not as far as New Goodricke, it's still a bit of a walk...


    Oh yeah I may hopefully be at the open day too volunteered to be there anyway...

    Also, maybe I should post this in the accommodation thread?
 
 
 
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