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    Just got some questions as I'm starting in September and wanted to sort of know what to expect...

    1. Just how much different exactly is the workload compared to A-Levels? I know its a big step up, but can anyone tell me in more detail?

    2. Can you still get involved and have a good time if you're commuting? I didn't want to live away and I guess you get the whole Uni experience if you actually live away etc.

    Would be grateful for some advice
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    (Original post by ChrisLay1)
    Just got some questions as I'm starting in September and wanted to sort of know what to expect...

    1. Just how much different exactly is the workload compared to A-Levels? I know its a big step up, but can anyone tell me in more detail?

    2. Can you still get involved and have a good time if you're commuting? I didn't want to live away and I guess you get the whole Uni experience if you actually live away etc.

    Would be grateful for some advice
    Dunno about 2, but for the first, it depends considerably upon what course/uni you're at.
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    As said before, difficulty depends on the course. HOWEVER, I HATED A2 chemistry and couldn't wait to drop it, too long, dull and had to remember like 30 colours of reactions which you could simply look up on a key and no sane person would even consider remembering...
    I suppose where I actually enjoy my course, I find it a bit easier because it seems less like work.

    *Nerd alarm bell sounds*

    Second one, well, uni is all about socialising and getting to know people while progressing academically. You can do this in lectures, in societies or even at Freshers.
    I would advise doing all of the above and more if possible. =)
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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    Dunno about 2, but for the first, it depends considerably upon what course/uni you're at.
    Applied computing and Weston-Super-Mare (no one seems to know where that is!)
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    (Original post by ChrisLay1)
    Applied computing and Weston-Super-Mare (no one seems to know where that is!)
    I just realised I posted on one of your threads before!

    Like I said before, I know where Weston-Super-Mare (the place) is, I wish I didn't but I do. :unimpressed:

    As long as you enjoy your course and you don't get mind *ucked, you should be good.
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    (Original post by ChrisLay1)
    Just got some questions as I'm starting in September and wanted to sort of know what to expect...

    1. Just how much different exactly is the workload compared to A-Levels? I know its a big step up, but can anyone tell me in more detail?

    2. Can you still get involved and have a good time if you're commuting? I didn't want to live away and I guess you get the whole Uni experience if you actually live away etc.

    Would be grateful for some advice
    1. This varies hugely by uni & course and overall I found the workload to be lower than A-Levels most weeks especially in first year & in a uni where it was majority coursework so I didn't need to bother with lots of reading for some modules.
    2. This depends on what your idea of the 'uni experience' is, how far away you live or what time the last train or bus is, and how much effort you put into it. Its easier if you aren't too far away & can stay in the evening for society socials or to go to the pub/cinema/club with friends. It also helps if you get chatting to people on facebook beforehand so you have people to meet up with especially initially when in my experience everyone stuck to their flatmates. And obviously it helps if your parents aren't expecting you back early each evening.
 
 
 
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