How many hours of lectures / classes each week??

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conzag123
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Basically, I was wondering how much many hours you guys spend in uni at lectures and class, on average, each week?
How much time do you spend doing work outside class and revising etc?
And much free time do you have, on average, every week?
Would be nice to know also what course you're doing and if you think you're over/under worked etc. Thankss
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50 minutes x 3 tutorials and 8 lectures, so just over 9 hours a week
Very little revision if I'm honest, way too unmovitated =P But maybe about 5-6 hours a week before exams
Two essays took probably about 24 hours in total
3 group projects- making posters which wasted far too much time and effort for a tiny percentage of the overall mark imo- maybe about 30 hours in total

How much free time every week? Way too much. I really feel underworked and as if there isn't much for me to do, so my motivation to do anything at all drops cause I guess it doesn't feel worth it or as if I'm not really achieving much when I do :dontknow: First year's been a joke to be honest, but apparently I'm going to be totally screwed next year :p:
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i suppose it depends on the course ur doing right?
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Any language students want to tell me how many hours they have?
And how many they spend outside of lectures?
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~9 hours overall...
I do some reading outside lectures, do the work for tutorials and such...probably don't do enough but most of the first year for Economics has been revision :o:
Way too much free time that I should use to do something useful with like right now but instead I waste it...:sigh:
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Thirteen hours timetabled, then I do another fifteen to twenty hours spread across the week evenings (weekends are me-time :p:) and, over the course of the week, I do an optional six hours additional lab practice ... so about thirty-four to thirty-nine hours per week.
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18 x 50 min lectures per fortnight
5 x 3 hour labs (some don't take the entire 3 hours, some take slightly longer) per fortnight
2 x 1 hour tutorials per fortnight

So that's 32 hours each fortnight. Average 16 hours contact time per week. We're told we're supposed to be doing 40 hours a week, so you can safely assume the majority of the year do a total of 16 hours work each week.

Bristol Biologist btw.
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(Original post by Zorg)
18 x 50 min lectures per fortnight
5 x 3 hour labs (some don't take the entire 3 hours, some take slightly longer) per fortnight
2 x 1 hour tutorials per fortnight

So that's 32 hours each fortnight. Average 16 hours contact time per week. We're told we're supposed to be doing 40 hours a week, so you can safely assume the majority of the year do a total of 16 hours work each week.

Bristol Biologist btw.
You haven't updated your signature for a while, have you..? :p:
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Depends on your course, I had around 18 hours/week but I'm third year Law.. (I don't have a dissertation which is why there's so many hours)
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18 hours in lectures, 2 or 3 bits of homework each week which probably take anywhere from 30 mins to 3 hours to complete. Then probably a couple of hours over the week looking at notes and digesting the content. You're supposed to spend an hour or so looking at each lecture but it's not really necessary.

Maths.
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You haven't updated your signature for a while, have you..? :p:
No, lol. CBA and haven't used TSR since last summer tbh. Only back now because I've run out of procrastination ideas. :p:
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When I was at Birmingham I had:
- 12 hours lectures each week
- 3 hours classes each fortnight

which = not really a lot for my 3 grand a year!

Now I'm studying with the OU and I do about 10 hours a week.
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I'll have about 18 hours of lectures and seminars when I start in September.

It's also advised that I have 40 hours of self study each week.
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12 hours.
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I currently have 4 hours a week for final year politics. However I have at least 40 hours worth of reading to do per week, and it takes me a lot longer than that.
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1.5*6=9 hours innit
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Around 13 hour long lectures (not a 13 hour long lecture ) and 5 tutorials/seminars/whatever you want to call them per week for me.
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BA English -

8 hours for the first two years, 6 hours in the third year (because I took the dissertation option)

MA Publishing -

15 hours in the first term, 7 hours in the second (but group project work took up an additional ~10 hours a week)
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Well the official line for each of my modules are from 90 to 150 hours in total for one, Palaeontology & Earth History:
-24 hours of lectures
-24 hours of practical work (done in the same after the lecture & is extra)
-8 hour field expedition
-30 hours directed study (IE homework & coursework)
-64 hours independent study (reading around the subject and revision)

So 150hrs over one semester
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the university (and particularly individual departments) does not have any more money than previously - the money obtained through student fees is not 'extra' money - it is replacing the funding cut by the government..I work in a university (in research, but with some teaching) and while I think student fees are appallingly high and have been on a fair few demonstrations against them being introduced and then increased over the years,
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