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    Please could someone give me an idea of what a typical student day of classes is like. What time does the day start? When does it end? Is it a solid day of lecture or are there breaks? Thanks so much!
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    Most courses have more classes in 1st and 2nd year, then less classes in 3rd because you're expected to do more own studying. Most courses aren't 9-5pm like school. Although at my uni there are some night classes until 9pm sometimes
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    It really depends on the uni and the course. I know some people who have 9 til 5 lessons but mie has been 8 hours a week in 1st and 2nd year and 6 hours a week in 3rd year
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    There is no 'typical' student day. It completely varies depending on the course and uni. What course are you planning to do.
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    alarm at 8:55
    lectures at 9:00-1:00
    lunch at 1:00
    more lectures at 2:00-5:00
    dinner 6:00
    start drinks 8:00
    jump in the taxis 11:30

    pretty standard day tbh

    and did i forget sleep? oh, wait, dont think we ever do that here
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    Like people have said - it depends on the course and uni
    My course only has 9 hours a week and my earliest class starts at 10am and this only happens once a week. Every other day I don't start till 12 and I don't do more than 2 hours a day. So based on a normal day, my day goes like this:
    8.30: get up, take a shower, get ready.
    10: get breakfast
    10.15: do any prep. for classes that day i.e. language lab prep. any homework I have to do, printing off any sheets I need for classes etc.
    12-1: class
    1-2: have lunch and watch some tv
    2-3: do uni work
    3-4: go to class
    4-6: more uni work
    6-7: gym
    7-8: have tea and watch some tv
    8-10 more uni work
    10+ me time
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    I do a science course and my day tends to run like this:
    6:30am- Wake up, go for run, go to gym, have shower and get ready
    9am-11am- Lecture
    11-1pm- Practical
    1pm-2pm- Lunch
    2pm-6pm- Doss around/ do some reading/ work on assignments
    6pm- Tea
    7pm-11pm- Watch tv/ do work/ go out, then sleep!
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    I do a science course too. I have lectures 9-1 three days a week, three practicals a week (either 2-5 or 2-4), and three supervisions a week (each an hour, dotted around the week).

    Last year I had a lot more on - I had lectures six days a week (1 or 3 per day), three 3 or 4 hour practicals, and 4 supervisions.
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    2nd year Classics student:

    8.00am: Alarm goes off
    8.30am: Shower, get dressed, eat breakfast
    9.00am: Lecture
    10.00am: Lecture
    11.00am: Group study in cafe + lunch
    2.00pm: Lecture
    3.00pm: Prepare following day's translations in the library
    6.00pm: Meet friends for coffee
    7.30pm: Have dinner, watch tv, catch up with housemates
    9.30pm: Go to the pub
    12.00am: Come home, sleep
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    I do medicine and my average day is;

    7am - get up, have shower, eat breakfast, get bus to teaching hospital
    9-11am - clinical skills teaching
    11am-1pm - lectures
    1pm-2pm - lunch
    2pm-4pm - ward teaching
    4pm-6pm - study/ uni work
    6pm- 7pm- dinner and break
    7pm-9pm - study/uni work
    9pm onwards - relax/bed
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    (Original post by alongbella)
    Please could someone give me an idea of what a typical student day of classes is like. What time does the day start? When does it end? Is it a solid day of lecture or are there breaks? Thanks so much!
    I'm a languages student, which means that I may have more contact time than, say, an English student; that said, I will have less contact time than a scientist. A sample day for me:
    • 7:30am - Alarm goes off; shower and get ready
    • 9am - Spanish oral supervision
    • 10am - Spanish language class
    • 11:10am - French oral supervision
    • 12:30pm - Make a sandwich or go down to the canteen
    • 1:00pm - Make a start on some Spanish grammar exercises
    • 3:00pm - French literature lecture
    • 4:00pm - Finish those pesky grammar exercises!
    • 6:15pm - Dinner; relax a bit
    • 7:45pm - Jazz band practicee
    • 11:00pm - Bed!


    This does, though, depend on whether or not it's the last day of the working week. If it is, then my day looks like this:
    • 7:00am - Waking up; be fresh, go downstairs
    • 7:10am - Have my bowl; have cereal
    • 7:20am - Get down to the bus stop; see my friends
    • 7:21am - Decide on a seat to take ...


    And so on.
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    (Original post by Languages Nutter)

    This does, though, depend on whether or not it's the last day of the working week. If it is, then my day looks like this:
    • 7:00am - Waking up; be fresh, go downstairs
    • 7:10am - Have my bowl; have cereal
    • 7:20am - Get down to the bus stop; see my friends
    • 7:21am - Decide on a seat to take ...


    And so on.
    Why, o why, do you insist on quoting the worst and most infective tune (to middle schoolers who I work with)!
    Rebecca Black must be gagged.
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    (Original post by pices_zodiac)
    Why, o why, do you insist on quoting the worst and most infective tune (to middle schoolers who I work with)!
    Rebecca Black must be gagged.
    Sorry - couldn't resist.
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    i am on a fairly easier course, criminology and this is a average day
    wednesdays -
    get up for 9.00 breakfast ( i am in catered halls)
    lecture 10-11
    tutorial 11-12
    and afternoon off

    my course is great i have one hour on a Monday, 5 on a Tuesday ( my worst day) 2 on a Wednesday and free Thursday Friday
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    (Original post by SpiritedAway)
    Like people have said - it depends on the course and uni
    My course only has 9 hours a week and my earliest class starts at 10am and this only happens once a week. Every other day I don't start till 12 and I don't do more than 2 hours a day. So based on a normal day, my day goes like this:
    8.30: get up, take a shower, get ready.
    10: get breakfast
    10.15: do any prep. for classes that day i.e. language lab prep. any homework I have to do, printing off any sheets I need for classes etc.
    12-1: class
    1-2: have lunch and watch some tv
    2-3: do uni work
    3-4: go to class
    4-6: more uni work
    6-7: gym
    7-8: have tea and watch some tv
    8-10 more uni work
    10+ me time
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    I wake up sometime in the afternoon, watch some films and then chill out. Then I either sleep or stay awake and do the same and then sleep after the next day of film and tv watching.
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    (Original post by Chocothunder)
    :perv:
    Ha, i actually laughed out loud at that.
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    my day

    wake up about 8:30.
    lecture at 9.
    11 - break. go for food with course mates, hang around, beach, town
    1-4 - lectures
    4-5 - relax
    5-7- gym
    7 - come back and shower
    8 - eat
    9 - speak to flat mates
    12 - watch tv/fb

    If i have a night out then i dont do gym. I probably have a nap and then get ready to go out.

    If i get days off i might do a bit of work, pop to town. i sleep alot as well
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    If i have lectures ,
    7-9ish get up shower and have breakfast etc
    9-5 - normally have 2/3 lectures a day , chat to friends in common room during free period etc , grab some lunch.
    5-6 head back and have some tea , listen to music , watching friends =P
    7-9 get any work/essays done that needs doing , might go out if i can afford it =)

    and thats pretty much it :P
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    Really depends on my timetable. I have managed to have nine hours of lectures spread over five days; and this semester in France I have seventeen hours of lectures over three days and a lovely long weekend. As a general rule, science courses and anything with a practical element will have more contact hours than arts/humanities. Language courses have marginally more contact time than other humanities subjects. That doesn't mean you do less work, it just means you have less lectures and you spend a lot of time reading instead. I have more contact hours here in France but less independent study time.
 
 
 
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