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Would any current Newcastle medics be willing to share their current timetable or give a general description of it? What time do you usually start and finish classes? How many lectures/labs do you normally have? Any info appreciated

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Would any current Newcastle medics be willing to share their current timetable or give a general description of it? What time do you usually start and finish classes? How many lectures/labs do you normally have? Any info appreciated

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Which year?

For first year, generally in the first semester it's on average 9/10am - 4/5pm every Monday to Friday with an hour for lunch between 1pm - 2pm, with no free days. Second semester is a bit more lenient with contact time given the extra assignments, on average 10am - 3pm every Monday to Friday with quite a few free days. Every wednesday contact time stops at 1pm for sports and whatever.

Each lecture is timetabled an hour (although they aren't always an hour, start at 5 past and usually finish 5 to) and these make up the vast vast majority of time. There is maybe about 10 hours of labs over the first year, and contents from these can make up quite a chunk of formal assessment in the form of exams. Seminars maybe average 2 hours a week.
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Thanks, that's basically what I wanted to know
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Thanks, that's basically what I wanted to know
No probs, let me know if there's anything else.
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Sorry to drag up an old thread.... would this description of Newcastle's timetable still be accurate? 9-5 average Mon to Fri? Are wednesdays normally a short day all year?

If anyone could help it would be much appreciated, I'm trying to work out how many hours I can manage to work fitting around lectures (and revision/exams/assignments etc)
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Sorry to drag up an old thread.... would this description of Newcastle's timetable still be accurate? 9-5 average Mon to Fri? Are wednesdays normally a short day all year?

If anyone could help it would be much appreciated, I'm trying to work out how many hours I can manage to work fitting around lectures (and revision/exams/assignments etc)

My daughters a first year and finishes at 1pm every Wednesday
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My daughters a first year and finishes at 1pm every Wednesday
Thank you, that's helpful
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Sorry to drag up an old thread.... would this description of Newcastle's timetable still be accurate? 9-5 average Mon to Fri? Are wednesdays normally a short day all year?

If anyone could help it would be much appreciated, I'm trying to work out how many hours I can manage to work fitting around lectures (and revision/exams/assignments etc)
Yup as far as I know nothing has changed. Wednesdays are a half day all the way through first, second and third year. After third year you formally no longer have them off, however during semester 1 of fourth year (lectures) the majority of the time you will have them off, but occasionally you will be timetabled in the afternoon. During semester 2 you're on clinical placements and you could probably negotiate a half day on Wednesday with clinical supervisors during the student selected component block of the course, but I think formally you're meant to be in. Fifth year you no longer have any time off ever ever :p:.
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traditionally wednsday afternoons are set aside for sport/inter university sport.

obviously it wouldn't make sense for different unis to do sport on different days
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Yup as far as I know nothing has changed. Wednesdays are a half day all the way through first, second and third year. After third year you formally no longer have them off, however during semester 1 of fourth year (lectures) the majority of the time you will have them off, but occasionally you will be timetabled in the afternoon. During semester 2 you're on clinical placements and you could probably negotiate a half day on Wednesday with clinical supervisors during the student selected component block of the course, but I think formally you're meant to be in. Fifth year you no longer have any time off ever ever :p:.
Thanks for the explanation, that's great.... As a grad on an undergrad course and needing to work to pay for it I'll never have any time off ever ever anyway let alone third year!
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so how many lectures in a day?
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