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    Which university? How many hours do you study and what subject?
    If you can please give detail regarding when you study, other routine.

    Also, how is your social life - Academic balance?
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    Does listening to music count as studying?

    If so all day every day.
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    I go to Cardiff, I get 12 hours of contact time a week; the rest is meant to be independent study. I do not study, until about a month before exams, in which case I study maybe four or five hours a day, of one subject, until that exam is out of the way. I pass the subject. I get a 2:1. All is good.

    My social life is pretty well balanced with my academic life; in fact, I probably went out more last year than I attended any lectures before 11am (of which there were many).

    This year is the same. I've spent €300 on just going out, enjoying myself (and maybe 1/4 of that on food), and I have 10 hours of contact time but have been told "Attendance isn't obligatory" -- shame it's in a foreign language, so I'll have to go or get lost along the way.

    Just don't panic; don't get too bogged down. Do what feels right as far as your studying goes.
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    Durham Uni MA in preparation for PhD. I'm going to be aiming for 6 hours a day working and reading/annotating at least 3 books a week. I just did my MA at Nottingham and that's about the same workload as there.
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    oh this should be an interesting thread...
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    watching thread :P
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    About 10 mins a day.
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    Maths at Cambridge. I did about 2 or 3 hours a day, tops. Guess what? I got a 2.ii. I have no idea why.
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    (Original post by lizfairy)
    Which university?
    Durham

    (Original post by lizfairy)
    How many hours do you study and what subject?
    Vastly depends on the time of year. During the year it's about a couple of hours a day, enough to do any reading I have or to write part of an essay. If I'm feeling particularly studious I head to the library and get some books out and spend some time there. Although some days I don't do anything and 'working' includes checking my uni emails. For exams it's usually from about 10 til 5 with an hour break, starting from the day I got back from easter hols. Got me 69, so it seems to work.

    Don't have many contact hours, all independent study basically.

    (Original post by lizfairy)
    If you can please give detail regarding when you study, other routine.
    I don't have a set routine or time table because I work best when I'm interested in something and I work at my worst when I'm tired/out of sync. So if I don't feel like working I don't, basically, and if I do feel like working I stop everything to make sure I get the most of it.

    (Original post by lizfairy)
    Also, how is your social life - Academic balance?
    good social life I think But then again to me, social life isn't going out and getting trashed every night of the week. I do enjoy going out but only once/twice a week. But I do socialise, spend a lot of time procrastinating and drinking endless cups of tea with friends. I always feel slightly guilty, like I could put more time into my work, but it's got me going good so far so don't think there's much need to spoil it
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    Going to be a lot of lying in this thread...
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    I'm aiming for about 5 hours a day. Some days a little less as I have other things to do. 33 hours a week is on my timetable, including class, which is only 5 hours. "Full time" education does mean you should be spending about 40 hours a week on it...
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    BA Viking Studies at University of Nottingham (if my signature wasn't clear enough). Four hours of contact time a week, and this past week I've been doing about four hours independent study per day. This means finding relevant books in the library, reading them, taking notes, doing essay preparation, making notes for my dissertation and preparing for classes.

    I do university work during the day, and go out/go to the pub perhaps twice or three times a week.
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    viking studies lol
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    Studying is a struggle when you do not have a comfortable place to do it. I sit in my chair and my computer chair to try to read but I cannot concentrate. I sit on my bed but I cannot concentrate. I try to sit in the dining area but my flatmates are around and I would rather talk to them. I go outside and it is too cold or it is raining or there are scary people around. I cannot use the library because I do not understand how to use it and I cannot even get past the turnstiles. I would sit and read on the toilet but it would be unfair to clog up the bathroom when my flatmates might need to use it.
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    (Original post by vhvhvh)
    Studying is a struggle when you do not have a comfortable place to do it. I sit in my chair and my computer chair to try to read but I cannot concentrate. I sit on my bed but I cannot concentrate. I try to sit in the dining area but my flatmates are around and I would rather talk to them. I go outside and it is too cold or it is raining or there are scary people around. I cannot use the library because I do not understand how to use it and I cannot even get past the turnstiles. I would sit and read on the toilet but it would be unfair to clog up the bathroom when my flatmates might need to use it.
    :lol:
 
 
 
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