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    My situation in Notts...

    1st 2 years, lectures 9-5 or 6 Mon to Friday except a Wed pm which you (usually) get off. I studied a few hours each evening and then quite a lot at weekends. I only tended to go out at weekends.

    I personally just couldn't have fitted in a job and kept on top of the workload. A weekend job would be the only potential time to work, but when I wasn't studying, I really didn't want to be working. It would also very much limit going home for the weekend.

    I guess if you have some background knowledge and have done the uni thing before things are probably different and you may be able to work a few hours a week, but for me it simply wasn't an option. Now I'm doing clinicals, there's absolutely no way I could work.
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    of course you have time to breathe!

    (Original post by joyabbott)
    I personally just couldn't have fitted in a job and kept on top of the workload. A weekend job would be the only potential time to work, but when I wasn't studying, I really didn't want to be working. It would also very much limit going home for the weekend.
    For first year i completely agree with what Joy says.. a part time evening evening would have been out of the question - tutorial work to do or physically/intellectually too tired from a busy day. & weekends, like i said, sports & more socialising i considered more important - it kept me happy & i had money left over from my loan last year, so..

    some people i know did work manically & only went out maybe once a week. but do what's right for you.. end of year results don't necessarily relate to amount of hours put in, unjust as that may seem. (well, not for me thankfully! )

    However, i also think the situation is probably different for grads (though probably only those on 5/6 years as apparently the GEP timetable is manic?) - some background knowledge perhaps / better study skills / constraints on going & doing wild crazy uni things..ahem..
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    and if you're only going to work say 5-6 hours a week, it's probably not worth the time, efforts and costs of travel to and from work!
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    (Original post by joyabbott)
    and if you're only going to work say 5-6 hours a week, it's probably not worth the time, efforts and costs of travel to and from work!
    Oh! I don't know - 7 hours a week, £300 a month and I can walk to work

    Am going to give it a good month to get the lay of the land first though...
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    Not many (almost) £10 an hour jobs though....


    I'm sure you'll be fine Fluffy. i just think the majority of Fresher freshers would find it tough. You're an expert now though
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    (Original post by joyabbott)
    Not many (almost) £10 an hour jobs though....


    I'm sure you'll be fine Fluffy. i just think the majority of Fresher freshers would find it tough. You're an expert now though
    I'd rather not have to work... I don't think it's going to be an option though, with the mortgage to pay...

    still - I'm not a competative sprots person anymore, so that's Wednesday PM free straight away! And I can still be in the Union in time for the mini-bus' return
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    ahem...sorry if i sound concerned, but you said lectures from 9-5, from monday - friday...

    solidly? i.e. is it a mixture of labs/lectures etc... or is it those plus a few extra hours of rest stuck in there every now and then?

    this is beginning to sound worse than school
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    Varies from medschool to medschool, but at Notts, the first 2 years are pretty much solid 9-5 mixture of lectures (mainly), labs, practicals, clinical skills, clinical work. Get odd hour off here and there, but average week probably 26 hours.

    School is a breeze in comparison!!
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    ooh i live in nottingham..hi.

    ah well, suppose im going to have to get ready, for this obviously joyful orgie of learning....

    thanks for the help!
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    lol

    you sound soooo enthusiastic!

    It's so much better than school, don't worry. You have to put the effort in, but learning about a subject you enjoy isn't the worst thing that you could have to do!

    Where are you going?
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    lol, oh i am 'sooooooooo enthusiastic' really...cant you hear it in my typing :rolleyes:

    hehe, im going to birmingham, HOPEFULLY...

    im just annoyed that while everyone else has the time of their lives, i'll only manage to breathe fresh air and re-ventilate my lungs once a week. sigh...oh well.
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    lol

    Don't worry - It's not that bad. Some people hardly seem to do any work outside the 9-5 day until exams. I can't do that and need to work consistently, but I still have time to socialise... medics do generally work hard, play hard.
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    (Original post by yipee)
    im just annoyed that while everyone else has the time of their lives, i'll only manage to breathe fresh air and re-ventilate my lungs once a week. sigh...oh well.
    Nah, it's what you make of it. I've had a brilliant time, couldn't have wanted a better social life, and passed everything fairly comfortably (after some fairly frantic cramming, it must be said). You don't have to become a recluse, honestly!
 
 
 
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