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I’m not going to be at uni for another 2 years, however I’ve been curious about how much holidays and free days you get compared to sixth form? Are holidays longer? Also what about events as a whole uni? Like trips and such? Just wondering
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I’m not going to be at uni for another 2 years, however I’ve been curious about how much holidays and free days you get compared to sixth form? Are holidays longer? Also what about events as a whole uni? Like trips and such? Just wondering
You typically do 3 terms per year, 10-11 weeks each (apart from Oxbridge, which have shorter but as you might expect more intense terms). No half term, Christmas and Easter are a bit longer than school breaks but often followed by exams. You will often have reading / self study to do over those breaks. Most Wednesday afternoons off for sports / clubs and societies. "Free days" will be very course dependent, remember that a day with few lectures or labs is supposed to be filled by your own indpependent study. If you are doing it "right" you should be working as if on a full time job with substantial overtime, e.g. 45-55 hours per week. Some courses have field trips as do some clubs and societies, never seen a "whole uni" trip, that would be tough with thousands of students all doing different things.
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https://timetable.ucl.ac.uk/tt/routeTimet.do

Random selection from a university - I don't go there myself though. Easy enough to find out timetables from any university
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I’m not going to be at uni for another 2 years, however I’ve been curious about how much holidays and free days you get compared to sixth form? Are holidays longer? Also what about events as a whole uni? Like trips and such? Just wondering
Hi

What Mr Wednesday has already said is very informative. Typically holiday periods at university tend to be longer as you do not have half-term breaks. As was said some of the societies at university will organise trips for their members to go on. But these are organised on an individual society bases so there are no guarantees that there will be trips every year at every university.

Hope this helps

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All Unis are slightly different, and some are on a two Semester timetable, others on three Terms.

Term dates at Bristol : http://www.bris.ac.uk/university/dates/

Semester dates at Plymouth : https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-l...ies/term-dates

Semester dates at Oxford Brookes : https://www.brookes.ac.uk/students/semester-dates/

Term dates at Liverpool : https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/term-dates/
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