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    (Original post by physicsgod98)
    Which is the best option?
    Outside of the academics: what do you want from a place? London is going to be drastically different to Sheffield or Cardiff (not to mention more expensive)!

    I went to Sheffield if you have questions I can help with. Have you been to visit all of the departments?
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    (Original post by Nymthae)
    Outside of the academics: what do you want from a place? London is going to be drastically different to Sheffield or Cardiff (not to mention more expensive)!

    I went to Sheffield if you have questions I can help with. Have you been to visit all of the departments?
    Yea been to all departments, all seem pretty good.
    How much contact time generally do you get at Sheffield? can you sort of break it down into like lecture time, workshop/tutorial and lab time
    Thanks
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    Yea been to all departments, all seem pretty good.
    How much contact time generally do you get at Sheffield? can you sort of break it down into like lecture time, workshop/tutorial and lab time
    Thanks
    First year: I think approx. 8-10 hours of lectures depending which electives you opt for, labs are 10 am - 4 pm one day of the week (Tues usually for first year), tutorials 1 hour a week
    Second year: I think 9 hours of lectures (?) - 3x physical, 3x inorganic, 3x organic, labs are 9am - 5pm one day followed by the morning after (or the afternoon after, so 1.5 days worth), 2x hours tutorials
    Third year: no idea, did a year out placement
    Fourth year: variable amounts of lectures depending on what you opt to do (exams are more flexible so answer 3 out of 6 questions style). Rest of your time spent in the research labs, basically. Every set of lectures comes with 2 workshops.

    Might be out a little bit as it's been a few years since first year! First year generally has plenty of time, second year has a lot more work with the lab reports and pre-lab side of things whereas they're much shorter in first year. Everything in second year is core chemistry so it all matters, whereas in first year your optional modules sometimes are just a bit of fluff really

    Year 4 is by far the busiest as it basically ends up being 9-5 most days, but the number of hours you're in the lab can vary greatly. If you end up doing something synthetic then i'd expect you to spend a lot of time there, whereas something theoretical or analytical doesn't really require you to be on site so much.

    The tutorials in first year as with your personal tutor. In second year you get 3 tutors for tutorials, one more specialist in each inorganic, organic, and physical. One of them will still be your personal tutor, so mine was an organic professor so I kept him and gained two new ones for inorganic/physical.
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    (Original post by Nymthae)
    First year: I think approx. 8-10 hours of lectures depending which electives you opt for, labs are 10 am - 4 pm one day of the week (Tues usually for first year), tutorials 1 hour a week
    Second year: I think 9 hours of lectures (?) - 3x physical, 3x inorganic, 3x organic, labs are 9am - 5pm one day followed by the morning after (or the afternoon after, so 1.5 days worth), 2x hours tutorials
    Third year: no idea, did a year out placement
    Fourth year: variable amounts of lectures depending on what you opt to do (exams are more flexible so answer 3 out of 6 questions style). Rest of your time spent in the research labs, basically. Every set of lectures comes with 2 workshops.

    Might be out a little bit as it's been a few years since first year! First year generally has plenty of time, second year has a lot more work with the lab reports and pre-lab side of things whereas they're much shorter in first year. Everything in second year is core chemistry so it all matters, whereas in first year your optional modules sometimes are just a bit of fluff really

    Year 4 is by far the busiest as it basically ends up being 9-5 most days, but the number of hours you're in the lab can vary greatly. If you end up doing something synthetic then i'd expect you to spend a lot of time there, whereas something theoretical or analytical doesn't really require you to be on site so much.

    The tutorials in first year as with your personal tutor. In second year you get 3 tutors for tutorials, one more specialist in each inorganic, organic, and physical. One of them will still be your personal tutor, so mine was an organic professor so I kept him and gained two new ones for inorganic/physical.
    Ok thank you really helpfull
 
 
 
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