A day in the life of a university studentWatch
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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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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7.30 - 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.
07:01 Sleeps for the rest of the day
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.
My typical day was:
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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!
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.
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.
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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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.
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
17.00: run/cycle to town centre
17.00-18.45: chinese class
19.00: make dinner/buy chips
21.00: free time (unless there are assignments)... film night in the flat, pre-drinks, kitchen chats, Netflix etc
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
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
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
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
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
8pm: catch up on shows on iPlayer or do reading, dependent on if I have much work to do.
11-12pm: go to bed.
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