Ive applied to a few places with joint honours courses but im getting a bit worried.
Doing a joint honours means ill be taking classes in both of the subjects i chose? What im worried about is not making friends during those classes because i wont be at all of them? For example if i take Politics and Economics. I wont be at all of the Politics courses nor the Econ courses. I dont want to not have any friends on the course =/
I want to be like Course rep ...etc but will a doing a joint honours stop me from being able to do that?
Worried about doing a Joint Honours Watch
- Thread Starter
- 14-12-2010 19:34
- 14-12-2010 19:40
Uh... why did you apply for something without knowing anything about it?
Yes, obviously, you take classes in both the subjects.
If you do, for example, Politics and Economics, you will do 50% of your credits in Politics and 50% in Economics. It should theoretically be about the same workload for each.
The making friends situation isn't really any different; not everyone takes the same classes all the way through Uni anyway. Even in first year when you all do core modules, you get divided up into different seminar groups for everything.
As for course rep, it would depend on the Uni and what their systems are. At Keele it certainly isn't a problem because 90% of students do joint honours.
- 14-12-2010 19:55
Youll likely have a Society dedicated to your subject choices anyway. So join the Politics and Economics Society, make friends and youll be fine in classes
- 14-12-2010 21:33
At my university each tutorial had a rep that was voted for by the tutorial group, then the tutorial reps decided who was going to be the course rep for that year of the course in the main department meetings. Then the general school reps (such as School of Social and Political Science) were voted in by separate full elections with manifestos and online voting. Doing joint honours won't stop you from participating in this and you could be two course/tutorial reps if you really wanted to be, as not many people want to do it!
You'll have classes for a couple of hours max each week so its likely that your closest friends will come from your accommodation or societies you join rather than your course.