A day in the life of a university student Watch

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I have seen threads for this (for AS and GCSE) so I thought maybe we could do it, too! I know there is a page somewhere but I am interested to hear about everybody's day! Here is mine...

06.00 - alarm goes off, press snooze.
06.30 - alarm goes off again, I get up, stick kettle on and go to the bathroom
06.35 - get dressed, brush my teeth and put make-up on
06.50 - straighten my hair, use deodorant and get my stuff
07.00 - make breakfast - usually 2x toast and a banana with cup of tea
07.25 - drive to the train station
07.45 - quickly get tickets from the machine and run over to the platform
07.51 - catch the train and moan about how I do not get signal whilst on it
08.10 - arrive at the station, walk into town and buy a latté
08.20 - at university, waiting for lecture to start whilst drinking my latte
09.00 - in lecture... (yawn)
10.00 - workshop... (yawn)
11.00 - seminar... (yawn)
12.00 - BREAK! Library to get some work done
13.00 - lecture... (yawn)
14.00 - FINISHED! Woohoo
14.25 - catch the train
14.55 - arrive at the platform
15.00 - get to my car, and drive home
15.20 - get home, and have a nap
17.00 - I wake up, and make a cup of tea
18.00 - cook dinner
19.00 - print off lecture slides and put them into my ringbinder
19.30 - watch movies on Netflix
21.00 - have dinner
21.45 - watch movies on Netflix
23.30 - go to sleep

(next day is usually work at 8.30am) my life really isn't interesting
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I'll join in, I'm a distance student so my day is pretty different to the standard student I suppose!

05:00 - alarm goes off.
05:15 - alarm goes off again.
05:30 - finally drag my sorry ass out of bed, make a coffee and get my stuff together, shower, breakfast and all that fun stuff that goes down of a morning
06:30 - set off for work
06:35 - turn around and go back to the flat, forgot my dinner.
07:00 - get to work, sort out emails, deal with the plan of the day, figure out if I have time for another coffee before a meeting
08:00 - find time for that coffee before the meeting
10:00 - get five minutes free between jobs; quick check on the online study forums or a flick through the textbook or notes
12:00 - third coffee of the day coupled with a butty
15:00 - work usually tails off around this time, so I get a solid hour of reading/note making/writing up/researching
17:00 - HOME JIM
18:00 - TEA TIME JIM
19:00 - pick that bloody text book up again, make a few more notes, check Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, snapchat - everything else I can think of to avoid looking at that blasted textbook.
21:15 - contemplate emailing tutor to explain my mental breakdown and capacity for losing my sh*t due to not enough hours existing in the day.
21:20 - decide against the email, she's already had 3 off me this week...
21:30 - Netflix & bed

And before you know it, it's 5am and that alarm's going off yet again...

Can't wait to sack this job off and get back to uni full time.
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7.15 - wake up
7.30 - enter shower
7.45 - leave shower; dry myself, moisturize and then get dressed
8.00 i stick on any soaps i missed whilst doing the above
8.10 - was plates/cups, etc tht i had left in my room over night
8.15 eat breakfast, usually 3 crumpets and then 6 digestives with a cup of tea.
8.30 - text coursemates to see if they are going to lec/where to meet.
8.35 brush teeth
8.40 tidy my room - do my sheets, clear up my desk, put dirty clothes in my washing basket and spray my room with air conditioner.
8.45 time to meet course mates.
8.50-9.00 - enter lec theatre with course mates and moan and gossip about this and that.
9-10.00 almost die in the lec
11.00 - have a discussion on what to do next - decide to go bk to my room and catch up with my soaps if it was on pause.
11.00-1pm i faff about doing nothing
1.20pm - usually about time i have some lunch - usually biscuit and tea if i'm lucky or be crumpets with cheese this time.
1.30p, - finish my lunch and now i am gonna do some serious wider reading.
1.30-3.30 - i am reading literary criticism
4-5.00pm - a lec
5-6pm - usually get bk and read.
6.15-30pm deciding what to eat.
6.30pm usually put in a greggs pastie with chips
6.45pm - i am reading whilst my food cooks.
7.00pm - i have just checked on my food. it's slighty over-cooked, i eat it anyway whilst watching more soaps that i have missed.
7.10pm- i am currently watching the show
7-9pm - usually if i have assignment i'd do this until 9 or 10 depending on if im sleepy.
10pm - wait for buffering to an online film
11pm - sorting out my desk/watching community
11.30 - get myself a cup of tea and have some buscuits with it again.
11.45 - iam in bed now watching the film and about half way through it, i put my laptop on the floor, and listen to it as i intentionally fall asleep.

This is only Monday. Because i have less contact hours, everyday is different for me.
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07:00 Alarm Goes off
07:01 Sleeps for the rest of the day
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7:30 - alarm
7:45 - alarm
7:50 - OH **** WHAT TIME IS IT!?
8:00 - leave
8:10 - bus
8:40 - arrive at uni, get a tea
8:50 - get to classroom / lecture theatre and wait for class to start
9:00 - 10:30 - class
10:30 - 11:00 / 13:00 - break - on 10:30 - 13:00 days go to a work room and do assignment work
11:00 - 12:30 - class / break
12:30 - 13:00 - break
13:00 - 14:30 - class
14:30 - 15:00 - break
15:30 - 17:00 - class
17:00 - 18:30 - class (sometimes)
18:30 - 19:10 - get the bus home, stand up half the way
19:30 - 19:40 - eat
19:40 - 10:30 - work on assignments
10:30 - 1:00 - read in bed


That's the longest of days though.

I get two days a week off where you could just replace class and break with assignment work.
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Why are you all getting up so early?

My typical day was:

9am-1pm lectures
2pm-5pm: working
6pm-midnight pub
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[QUOTE=cole-slaw;54601875]Why are you all getting up so early?


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I was wondering the same.

When I was an undergrad most of my classess didn't start till' 11am and then I didn't have another till after lunch and that was pretty much it for the day. Then again, I only had 9 contact hours per week!
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My typical day is:
5:50-7:00 wake up & get ready
7:00-8:30 bus journey to uni
9:00-17:00 lectures (have a few breaks here and there though)
17:30-19:00 bus journey home
19:00-20:30 have tea, bath, sort bag out for next day
20:30-10:00 netflix then sleep

Wednesdays are my favourite day because I finish at 12:00 on a Wednesday.
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This is my second year Tuesday if your commuting really consider if you could face it
7:00 wake up and walk over to desk to turn off alarm and get shower
7:10 Finish shower and other bath room bits and get dressed and a bit of break fast.
8:00 finish breakfast watch a bit of TV
8:30 go to uni
9:00 networking lecture
10:00 robotics (fun)
11:00-18:00 Break study have lunch do some work still have 5 hours to kill sleep wake up just do anything or go shopping.
18:00 tutorial
19:00 Go back to digs with some supper
20:00 go out with mates or climbing club.
0300 get back from club and sleep no lectures tomorrow.



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I commute and have a young child, so my days are a bit hectic:
5:30am - alarm, usually lay in bed checking emails/facebook
6 - 7am - I shower, make breakfast for myself and little one, get her ready for school, make the lunches for the day
7am - either drop daughter at Breakfast Club or hand her over to my parents until school time. I leave for uni at this point. This is a one hour drive, but in rush hour traffic can take around two hours.
9am - 1pm - lectures/seminars
1 - 2pm - lunch + work in the library
2pm - leave uni to get home in time for school pick up
3 - 5pm - playtime/chill time with daughter. We usually choose this time to work through her homework too (she's only 4, so it's just practising writing and reading, etc)
5pm - cook dinner
6pm - dinner on table, eat with family
6:30 - bath time for little one
7:30 - story time, milk in bed and cuddles before saying goodnight
8:30 - exhaustion - work, tidy up, washing up, etc.

I'll usually go to bed between 10 and 11, due to early waking hours.
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If it helps, I'm a first year chemistry student:

7.30: alarm goes off, snooze
8.00: drag myself out of bed
8.20: down to breakfast, wake up with a coffee and bacon roll or cereal
8.40: start walking to class
9.05: lecture 1
10.05: lecture 2
11.05: lecture 3/tutorial
12.00: walk back to halls, have lunch
13.40: walk to class
14.00-17.00: labs
17.00: run/cycle to town centre
17.00-18.45: chinese class
19.00: make dinner/buy chips
19.30: study
21.00: free time (unless there are assignments)... film night in the flat, pre-drinks, kitchen chats, Netflix etc
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Here's my usual Monday:
9:40 - alarm goes off
9:45 - I get up, shower, changing, brush teeth etc.
10:45 - breakfast
11:15 - pre-reading for today's seminar
12:15 - break (consisting of a conversation with my flatmate)
12:40 - leave the flat together for lecture
1:00 - lecture #1
2:00 - seminar
3:00 - break (usually making a sandwich/doing French homework)
3:40 - flatmate and I leave for next lecture
4:00 - lecture #2
5:00 - French lesson
6:00 - return to flat/ making dinner
7:15 - eating dinner whilst on my laptop
8:00 - seminar reading for Tuesday
9:30 - have lost concentration so I'm on YouTube/tumblr
10:00 - get ready for bed
10:45 - in bed
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Tuesday of a 1st year mech eng student:

7:00 - wake up, shower, brush teeth, get ready
7:30 - watch tv shows
8:00 - make breakfast (normally Bran Flakes)
8:20 - leave house, walk to uni
8:50 - arrive at uni, wait for lecture to start
9:00 - lecture
10:00 - workshop
11:00 - lecture
12:00 - library/lunch/town
14:00 - tutorial
15:00 - tutorial
16:00 - walk home
16:30 - nap
17:10 - wake up, eat a snack
17:20 - leave house
17:50 - arrive at uni, wait for lecture to start
18:00 - lecture
20:00 - walk home
20:30 - arrive at home, make dinner
21:30 - do some work
22:30 - go to gym
00:00 - shower, do work, pack bag and kickboxing stuff for the next day
13:30 - in bed, on social media until I fall asleep
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Everyone here gets up at 5-7am and has busy days. That ain't uni life! What example are we setting to the sixth formers?!

9:50 - get up (most days), wash face, gobble some water and take a snack to eat walking across campus to lecture
10:00-12:00 - lectures/seminars (10 contact hours a week)
13:00-16:00 (any time) - gym/training most days
13:00-16:00 (any time) - lunch
13:00-19:00 (rest of time) - chill (watch TV, browse internet etc)
18:30 - big dinner
19:00-24:00 - continue chilling or maybe, just maybe, go out
02:00 - sleep, unless work is due in the next few days
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This is only 2 days a week, I don't get up quite so early every day!

04:45 - wake up, force myself to eat something
5:30 - leave for training
06:00-08:00 - training
08:30 - get home and hopefully have time for a very quick shower (I didn't know I could shower so fast until I came to uni!) and have a 2nd breakfast
08:45 - leave for class
09:00-13:00 - tutorial
13:00 - 15:30 - go home, have lunch, do some work/pass out asleep at my desk
16:00-17:00 - lecture
17:30 - get home, eat something
18:00 - leave for training
18:30 - 20:00 - training
20:30 - home, eat, shower, sleep
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First year is hard. Second year is down to business.
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(Original post by XMaramena)
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1st year flashbacks.

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Surely everyones days are different?!

Approx 8am (whenever the sun wakes me): wake up, wash, straighten hair, eat breakfast, do make up, brush teeth.
9am: arrive at university
9am-4pm (or 6pm if late lectures): work in the library, leaving to attend lectures, seminars and workshops.
4-6pm (if no late lectures): go to the gym, work out, shower, walk home.
6.30pm: have dinner
7.30pm: shower
8pm: catch up on shows on iPlayer or do reading, dependent on if I have much work to do.
11-12pm: go to bed.
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Hello just wanted to ask as UNI student do you not have to do extra work at home i.e the extra assignments or revision or research because looking at some of the routines I tend to see netfilx and social media after lectures then going out with friends. How are the lectures like and what are the latest (late) lecture you have? Thanks.
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I'm a final year fine art student

8:00 - Wake up
8:15 - Shower
8:30 - Breakfast; cereal or toast, hang about online for half an hour
9:00 - Do my hair/makeup and get dressed
9:30 - Leave for uni
10:00 - Arrive in studio
10:00 - 12:00 - Independant work
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 - Work in the mac suite
2:00 - 4:00 - Tutorial session with tutor
4:00 - 6:00 - Independant work
6:00 - 8:30 - Society meeting
8:30 - Walk home
9:00 - Have dinner (usually batch portions I've made at the weekend)
9:30 - 12:00 - Recreation time; internet, time with boyfriend/friends
12:00 - Sleep
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