I’ve just completed the first year of psychology at Durham and honestly even though I love my course first years workload was kind of small. We only had a few essays/assignments throughout the whole year, some of our exams were multiple choice, the reading was not really important etc. etc. I would say for me I made my workload higher, I did the reading that many people didn’t do for example because I enjoy my subject and want to be good at it. Exam revision is also still important so something you can do to take up the time. There was never a lack of things to do to study, just it was less assignments and things than I expected university to be. From what I’ve heard second year is going to get more work with more assignments and more important reading so I’m really looking forward to it!