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How much free time do you have on your course?Is your timetable packed or pretty empty? Just looking for opinions, I know it will vary a great deal with the course/uni.
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How much free time do you have on your course?Is your timetable packed or pretty empty? Just looking for opinions, I know it will vary a great deal with the course/uni.

you dont have many lectures at uni they expect you to carry out your own independent study about 10 hour classes a week
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How much free time do you have on your course?Is your timetable packed or pretty empty? Just looking for opinions, I know it will vary a great deal with the course/uni.
Well just look at all the students that spend their lives on here, they must have quite a bit of free time.
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Arts students are supposed to have quite a bit of free time, but they're expected to do loads of work and reading on their own. Science students tend to spend a lot more time in actual lectures. But even at Oxford and Cambridge, where the workload must be pretty big, people still seem to find time to enjoy themselves.
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We maths students have loads of free time. Around a 20 hour a week timetable, but hardly any work or reading to do outside of lectures and classes
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Thanks for the replies guys. I'm asking this because next year (hopefully) I'll be at imperial and I was looking at the timetable for first years here http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~im/TIMTAB/term2/class/c1.html
It looks plain evil, like I'll have no free time at all, which is kinda scary! Since it's for comp sci though at least I won't be scribbling essays late into the night
Does anyone else have a crazy timetable like this?
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Thanks for the replies guys. I'm asking this because next year (hopefully) I'll be at imperial and I was looking at the timetable for first years here http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~im/TIMTAB/term2/class/c1.html
It looks plain evil, like I'll have no free time at all, which is kinda scary! Since it's for comp sci though at least I won't be scribbling essays late into the night
Does anyone else have a crazy timetable like this?
Ouch! That looks scary!
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How much free time do you have on your course?Is your timetable packed or pretty empty? Just looking for opinions, I know it will vary a great deal with the course/uni.
I only have about 10 hours of lectures a week, but there is a lot of extra reading, essays and lab reports to do.

My lectures for my course are only on Mondays and Fridays, but I have subsiduary module lectures and seminars on the other days.

I don't find that I'm pushed for time too much at the moment, but I don't feel that I spend a lot of time just sitting around. I mean, I always have things like washing, writing up notes, extra reading, sports, etc to be doing.
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This is my timetable

http://static-005.cms.salford.ac.uk:...subject=MIT2.2

There is less scheduled lectures/practicals this semsester as we are expected to a lot more research
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This is my timetable

http://static-005.cms.salford.ac.uk:...subject=MIT2.2

There is less scheduled lectures/practicals this semsester as we are expected to a lot more research
UMM AT, It's empty!
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Well I'm going to be doing English and that's pretty renowned for spare time. Obviously, i'll have loads of reading to be getting on with but i'll have 8 hours a week, 4 hours of lectures and 4 hours of seminars.

I'm looking forward to it.
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This is my timetable

http://static-005.cms.salford.ac.uk:...subject=MIT2.2

There is less scheduled lectures/practicals this semsester as we are expected to a lot more research
LOL, you slacker

This semester we get 20/24 scheduled hours (varies every week) - though the work you're expected to do is at least double that. I still find time to do stuff at the weekend though, and if you're particularly good at a lab exercise and finish early there's a night out worth at least.
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LOL, you slacker

This semester we get 20/24 scheduled hours (varies every week) - though the work you're expected to do is at least double that. I still find time to do stuff at the weekend though, and if you're particularly good at a lab exercise and finish early there's a night out worth at least.
Now your just trying to scare me!!!
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Now your just trying to scare me!!!
i have about 20 hours, and maybe 6 or 7 hours a week assignments. threre isnt much reading.
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I have about 20 hours as well and don't get that much work to do, besides a weekly problem sheet and another sheet every 2 weeks. At the end of term though, we have to write a lab report and I also have a 450 word story to write. I have a big gap in the middle of the day on Thursday (3 hours!) and it gets really boring.
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I'm doing Law, and I have 8 one hour lectures (all at 9 or 10am damn them!) and 2 one hour seminars a week. Thats pretty good compared to the science students who are stuck in labs all day!

However supposedly we spend 40 hours a week working - those 10 contact hours and 30 hours outside reading and prep work. Yeah right! What bizarre planet are they on!? First years certainly don't need to do that much.
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LOL, you slacker

This semester we get 20/24 scheduled hours (varies every week) - though the work you're expected to do is at least double that. I still find time to do stuff at the weekend though, and if you're particularly good at a lab exercise and finish early there's a night out worth at least.
Yeah this semester is much less lectures than normal because of more research, we are having to make a very advanced site as apart of a team work and that invovles loads of scheduled meetings, stuff that dosn't show up on the time tables. Pretty soon I will have to start doing 5 hours a day uni work when I get all my assignments. Today I need to about 8 hours as I have so much work to catch up on because I've been too busy clubbing/shopping the last few days.

I am expected to do 72 hours a week accoridng to my handbook (including lectures) but there is no way enough work to do that.
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How much free time do you have on your course?Is your timetable packed or pretty empty? Just looking for opinions, I know it will vary a great deal with the course/uni.
hmm about 9 hours a week scheduled stuff and five times that amount expected to be spent reading

only 5.5 this week though, score! hurrah for striking lecturers!
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i have 16 hours a week "contact time" and they recon i should be spending another 44 hours doing indepantand working....needless to say that doesnt happen. i do get a lot of homework...but as we do it as a group effort then it cuts down on the tie it takes..the joys of maths- everyones answres are suppoes to be identical!

love Katy ***
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Yes, the CS timetable looks to be leather-tough. Damn, on Tuesday we have 7 hours of class. :eek:
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