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    Most universities I've seen have lectures ending at 6pm on some days. I think this should be made much earlier because university is for independent learning so why do they want to keep us until 6, that just makes it so much harder to organize your day because lectures end at different times on different days. The surprising thing is that the only universities I've found that have lectures ending early every day (12 or 1 o'clock) are Cambridge and Oxford. So it's not just that they take in the best, give them extra tutorials and get to live in beautiful colleges, but they also get to have the whole day free to organize their time how they want. I can't help but feel this is really unfair and that other universities should start emulating these two beacons of knowledge by also making lectures end early. What do you think? Should universities stop treating study like a job and push back lecture times?
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    for the years you go to university that is essentially 'your job' they don't call it full time for nothing
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    (Original post by jawsontheflooor)
    for the years you go to university that is essentially 'your job' they don't call it full time for nothing
    Studying is different from being in lectures... (which is probably why Oxbridge don't make you sit in lectures until 6)
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    In zero universities are all of the hours in between filled with lectures. Use them. When the lectures are doesn't matter.
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    (Original post by WCF)
    Most universities I've seen have lectures ending at 6pm on some days. I think this should be made much earlier because university is for independent learning so why do they want to keep us until 6, that just makes it so much harder to organize your day because lectures end at different times on different days. The surprising thing is that the only universities I've found that have lectures ending early every day (12 or 1 o'clock) are Cambridge and Oxford. So it's not just that they take in the best, give them extra tutorials and get to live in beautiful colleges, but they also get to have the whole day free to organize their time how they want. I can't help but feel this is really unfair and that other universities should start emulating these two beacons of knowledge by also making lectures end early. What do you think? Should universities stop treating study like a job and push back lecture times?
    This definitely isn't the case for all courses (or indeed most courses, probably), I've had lectures that end at 5.
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    (Original post by WCF)
    Most universities I've seen have lectures ending at 6pm on some days. I think this should be made much earlier because university is for independent learning so why do they want to keep us until 6, that just makes it so much harder to organize your day because lectures end at different times on different days. The surprising thing is that the only universities I've found that have lectures ending early every day (12 or 1 o'clock) are Cambridge and Oxford. So it's not just that they take in the best, give them extra tutorials and get to live in beautiful colleges, but they also get to have the whole day free to organize their time how they want. I can't help but feel this is really unfair and that other universities should start emulating these two beacons of knowledge by also making lectures end early. What do you think? Should universities stop treating study like a job and push back lecture times?
    As a soon to be a Cambridge grad, I have categorically hated early 9am starts. I work at night so because it suits you doesn't mean it suit others. For the record, I've also had several lectures past 4pm.

    I actually prefer evening and late afternoon lectures so there you go.

    Also if you hate them so much, there's no compulsion to go. Lots of people actually skip lectures to do other things. I've had several job interviews this year which meant I was in London.


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    If a university wishes to take in (x)students in total, each to have( b) lectures in a week, and it only has (y) lecture theatres, each available (a) hours a day with seats for (z) in each, the only way not to use them throughout the full day is to either build more lecture theatres or take fewer students.

    If xb> 5ayz then what is the choice?

    I suppose lectures on Saturdays and Sundays would also help, increase 5 to 7, but doubt that would be popular with students and staff.

    Aplogies if the maths is possibly incorrect, but you will get the drift, it is down to resources/numbers.
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    I hate 9am lectures, so the later the better..within reason
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    I skipped all my lectures for 1 term because they don't take attendance.

    Still on track for a 2:1 - 1st though
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    Oh man, if you cannot organise your life around the few hours a week you spend in lectures, the real world is going to hit you like a ton of bricks. Grow up and get a diary so you can plan your time.

    Source: ran a business, worked two jobs, completed an NVQ and still saw friends and family, ate and cleaned my house, without having a breakdown.
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    Boo hoo. Just organise yourself to get to the lecture or not. I might feel a bit annoyed if it was constant 9am and then 6pm, but you can go home, to the library., shopping. I hared 9am starts.
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    (Original post by WCF)
    Most universities I've seen have lectures ending at 6pm on some days. I think this should be made much earlier because university is for independent learning so why do they want to keep us until 6, that just makes it so much harder to organize your day because lectures end at different times on different days. The surprising thing is that the only universities I've found that have lectures ending early every day (12 or 1 o'clock) are Cambridge and Oxford. So it's not just that they take in the best, give them extra tutorials and get to live in beautiful colleges, but they also get to have the whole day free to organize their time how they want. I can't help but feel this is really unfair and that other universities should start emulating these two beacons of knowledge by also making lectures end early. What do you think? Should universities stop treating study like a job and push back lecture times?
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    different people like working at different times, plenty of people think 9am lectures are silly as well
    very few people are actually in all day, they will just have a few hours dotted here and there, just organise your day around them
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    6 pm was eairly for my course it was common for my lectures to finish at 7 or even 8 pm.
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    A normal working day in many sectors is 9-6, so no, nothing wrong with finishing at 6. Real life hits you like a tonne of bricks as it is without making uni even less like 'normal life'.
 
 
 
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