Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

Timetable examples for speech & language therapy watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    Hi everyone,

    Is there anyone who is currently on a speech & language course at Reading, Birmingham City or Plymouth Marjon? I'm wondering whether you can give me an idea of what a normal week looks like?

    Any other universities are welcomed so I can build a picture! Placement weeks (although I know they vary everywhere) and normal, in lecture weeks are also useful.

    The reason I ask is that I may be commuting (by car) and am figuring out what is possible and what is plain stupid! I know that SLT courses are more intense than others and have heard they are more of a 9 - 5 type structure.

    Any and all details are helpful - thanks!
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by AJG1991)
    Hi everyone,

    Is there anyone who is currently on a speech & language course at Reading, Birmingham City or Plymouth Marjon? I'm wondering whether you can give me an idea of what a normal week looks like?

    Any other universities are welcomed so I can build a picture! Placement weeks (although I know they vary everywhere) and normal, in lecture weeks are also useful.

    The reason I ask is that I may be commuting (by car) and am figuring out what is possible and what is plain stupid! I know that SLT courses are more intense than others and have heard they are more of a 9 - 5 type structure.

    Any and all details are helpful - thanks!
    Not much use to you - sorry - but I am in my 4th and final year at MMU. I am aware that things have changed slightly since I first started the course but my first year (if I remember correctly) was in uni most days though sometimes only for a few hours - every Wednesday afternoon off - think this is a common theme at most unis to allow for sports teams etc. Our placements in first year were in blocks, either for a week or for three days, but each uni seems to deal with placements differently. When I started the course Birmingham did have some lectures in the evening (up to about 7pm I think) - don't know if this is still the same.

    Hope this helps somewhat but if you called the unis I am sure they could give you information on this years timetable, even though this may not be quite the same as for the next academic year.

    Good luck
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by AJG1991)
    Hi everyone,

    Is there anyone who is currently on a speech & language course at Reading, Birmingham City or Plymouth Marjon? I'm wondering whether you can give me an idea of what a normal week looks like?

    Any other universities are welcomed so I can build a picture! Placement weeks (although I know they vary everywhere) and normal, in lecture weeks are also useful.

    The reason I ask is that I may be commuting (by car) and am figuring out what is possible and what is plain stupid! I know that SLT courses are more intense than others and have heard they are more of a 9 - 5 type structure.

    Any and all details are helpful - thanks!
    I studied at Marjon, but I have heard that the course structure has changed quite a lot since I studied there, so my timetable won't be applicable to you. My lecture days were usually 9:30 until 4:30 though, so be prepared for that or very similar times!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    Thank you for your replies!

    As I've read different threads and been to two interview days since posting I realise the course has changed, primarily because of the removal of the bursary (correct me if I'm wrong!) It's still helpful, though. Did any of you commute?
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by AJG1991)
    Thank you for your replies!

    As I've read different threads and been to two interview days since posting I realise the course has changed, primarily because of the removal of the bursary (correct me if I'm wrong!) It's still helpful, though. Did any of you commute?
    I lived in Plymouth for my first one and a half years there, but then due to a change in my circumstances I had to commute for the remaining 2 years.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by PhoenixFortune)
    I lived in Plymouth for my first one and a half years there, but then due to a change in my circumstances I had to commute for the remaining 2 years.
    Where did you commute from?
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by AJG1991)
    Where did you commute from?
    I commuted from 2 hours away, so it was a 4 hour round trip every day I had lectures. Placements were easier because I could get placed locally to me.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by PhoenixFortune)
    I commuted from 2 hours away, so it was a 4 hour round trip every day I had lectures. Placements were easier because I could get placed locally to me.
    Wow, that's a huge commitment but I guess days in lectures are less as you move through the course? I will probably be commuting from around 1.5 hours away so it's good to know someone else has got through it.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by AJG1991)
    Wow, that's a huge commitment but I guess days in lectures are less as you move through the course? I will probably be commuting from around 1.5 hours away so it's good to know someone else has got through it.
    I won't lie, it was very hard, and it gave me less time to do my assignments, but I didn't have a choice, so I had to put up with it.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: March 20, 2018
Poll
Do you agree with the proposed ban on plastic straws and cotton buds?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.