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    Hi all, I'm 27 so I'm all new to college and university. I've done and access course and am now re-doing my maths and English GCSE's, so I have the correct grades to apply to the university of East Anglia.
    My question is, what to expect in an average week of study? As I will need to arrange childcare.
    I literally feel like I'm going in blind.
    Also is there anything I should brush up on?
    Any advice?
    Thank you
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    (Original post by francesca.d)
    Hi all, I'm 27 so I'm all new to college and university. I've done and access course and am now re-doing my maths and English GCSE's, so I have the correct grades to apply to the university of East Anglia.
    My question is, what to expect in an average week of study? As I will need to arrange childcare.
    I literally feel like I'm going in blind.
    Also is there anything I should brush up on?
    Any advice?
    Thank you
    This is the sort of question you need to ask UEA directly. If you explain that you will need to arrange childcare they should be able to give you some indication of the contact hours required for Social Work (and particularly if you'll be spending time in placements and if so how long those placements will last).
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    I have spoken to them directly and there answer was that they have no idea as it changes all of the time. they didn't even tell me how the school year was the year before. Thank you for you comment though.
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    (Original post by francesca.d)
    I have spoken to them directly and there answer was that they have no idea as it changes all of the time. they didn't even tell me how the school year was the year before. Thank you for you comment though.
    Who did you speak to? Universities are supposed to make teaching load information publicly available (it's a requirement of the funding council see http://www.hefce.ac.uk/lt/provinfo/ )

    I'd suggest contacting the school manager and asking for a copy of this year's timetable (making it clear that you understand that it is indicative and may not be anything like what you'll end up with) https://www.uea.ac.uk/socialwork/peo...-support-staff

    Alternatively their rep on TSR University of East Anglia might be able to help - it's a perfectly reasonable question

    On unistats last year they stated that 21% of the learning hours were scheduled in the 1st year (with no placement) - that would be about 6-9 scheduled hours a week (but how they'd be split over days is hard to say). In second year they had similar scheduled hours but with 50% of your time on placement
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    wow thank you, that was really helpful. I will try ringing again and quote what you said if they refuse again! feeling more relaxed about it already. Thank you for taking the time to write to me.
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