paigerussell22
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I see that it is November 1-5, 2010. Is this a vacation period or something else?

Thanks, Paige
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Yes, it's a vacation period. It's like 'half term' in school, a week off. It's called 'reading week' though because you are supposed to use it to study... Not sure anyone actually does, though!

Also, some courses don't have reading weeks as far as I know, so check with your individual course before planning anything.
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Engineering & Medicine don't have reading week.
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Nor does nursing. But normal courses do
Also, if some don't, some courses will actually make you use that week to work (my Arabic teachers gave us quite a lot of work to do for that week, as opposed to other weeks).
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My reading week wasn't the same as some of my flatmates' reading weeks, and I still had a couple of lectures and three sets of labs that week - so don't go booking your train tickets home unless you know for certain you'll be free.
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At the University of Buckingham (where I'm currently studying), we do not have a Reading Week, even for the English Literature course. Instead, we have a longer Christmas to have more of a break after Prelims in December.
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Very few Universities do this anymore.

Essentially it gives the academics a week off lectures/marking etc to do other admin - you are expected to keep on working. It certainly shouldnt be regarded as 'holiday'.
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Most (but not all) courses at Manchester do have a reading week. However, I have a 2500 word essay due in on Mon and an 800 word essay due in on Tues, so "frantic essay writing week" would be a more accurate term!

However, most people do choose to go home for at least part if the week as it's quite a long time from September to Xmas.
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Reading week? Doesn't exist.
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If you have a reading week in your degree, it's not a degree
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(Original post by albertft9)
If you have a reading week in your degree, it's not a degree
Tell that to the medics
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