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    Hiya,

    Im applying to uni for 2009- hopefully, Primary Education. Just wanted to know if university is hard work? Is a degree more intense than A Levels?

    In the past I have suffered from problems with stress and anxiety, as I get so worried about exams etc. Its not so much the academic work- I got two A's at A-Level, but the volume of work I find worrying!

    I would love to hear from anyone else who might have had similar problems, and are now at university... or anyone who is currently studying to become a teacher!

    Thanks xxx
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    what do you think?
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    Yes, working for a degree will be more hard work than A Level :yep:
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    how long is a piece of string?
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    no love, u pay over 3k a year to paint round your fingers
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    Yes and I would say it's much harder than A-levels. But it is also much more enjoyable/interesting because you are encouraged to pursue your own interests and are not put through a 'memory test' like I felt A-levels were.

    There is a lot of work and it's up to you to do it, there won't be anybody there to tell you to do it!
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    Yes it is, but if you really want it you will be up for the challenges .
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    (Original post by Usman938)
    how long is a piece of string?
    0.91m :p:
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    (Original post by IanDangerously)
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    Curse you and your witty ways ! :shifty:
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    I am currently in my last year of sixth form, and from what i have heard- through friends and my boyfriend, university is tough.. This also depends on what course your opting to take. Primary teaching isn't going to be as hard as maths or something. If you are dedicated and love what you do, it shouldn't be a problem. I am worried too about how hard its going to be, but im not going to let that get in the way of doing something which ilove xx
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    Of course it's going to be more hard work than A-Levels... but if you're doing something you enjoy, it won't really seem like 'hard work'. You won't mind doing the work as you would be interested in it. If you're doing a course on something you don't enjoy... then it begs the question: why?
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    Thanks for your advice!
    How many hours a week would you say you spend on university work and in lectures?
    Also, which subjects do you think are the "hardest"- the ones which people struggle with at uni?
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    The tutor I talked to at university said that the top students work [study] a 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday week. She was clearly exaggerating, and said as much, but her point was that's how much you should aim for. It's all about self-lead working, and doing research, and doing things regardless of how few contact hours you have. There's generally three modules per semester (two semesters per year, if I remember correctly), and an hour-long lecture and seminar for those, per week. So, six hours of tutor-contact per week. But if all the work you do is six hours, you're - um - *expletive-d*.

    If you've had stress and anxiety, I'd recommend letting the department know, so you will have some allowances for it. Or can get assistance, anyway.
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    (Original post by Juicy_Lucy x)
    Thanks for your advice!
    How many hours a week would you say you spend on university work and in lectures?
    Also, which subjects do you think are the "hardest"- the ones which people struggle with at uni?

    I think many people treat it as a full time job whith the amount of work they put in ie 30 hours a week. Contact time ie leactures etc depends not only on the course, but also on the university.

    People find different subjects harder than others. I would find chemistry mind boggilingly difficult whereas other people wouldn't be able to do history (my strongest subject) very well. It depends on the individual. What are YOU good at?
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    Well... If you look at A levels, your having to have alot of knowledge across 3 potentialy very varied subjects...

    Where as, at Degree level, you will more than likely specialising on something your very good at and are very interested in...

    So i guess it may be more work and harder... But in theory... you should find it easy to do it...
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    :ditto: to Roobagnall. Good points being made in this thread too.

    You've got to remember just how many students graduate every year- degrees can't be so bad! (although I am not saying they're easy here). Remember, everyone is in the same boat afterall.

    In my first year I'm just going to concentrate of getting the style of university learning and work right, rather than 'ZOMG must get top grades!' :p:
    Just relax and allow yourself to adapt and enjoy your first year. :yy:

    Besides... I am skeptical to just how many student put in 9-5 'working hours' in their first and second years... :o:
 
 
 
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