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Why is it that reading weeks seem to be commonplace in subjects like business and marketing yet as a Law student I don't get any?

Is there some irony in the fact that the people who would probably benefit most from such an idea don't whilst people who have a relativley smaller amount of work to do have a full week off at some point in the term so that they can bring their reading fully up to date.

Anyone else noticed this phenomina?
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yep... here the artists all get reading week. i'm in the arts and social science faculty (so that covers psychology, english, history, philosohy etc.) and we don't get anything. law students do though.

it's really unfair... i want to go home and all my flatmates who live less than an hour away always get random days off!

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Nowt for anybody at Oxford! Bah bah bah!
Although it seems that reading weeks == party weeks to most unis.....
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(Original post by Clodagh)
Nowt for anybody at Oxford! Bah bah bah!
Although it seems that reading weeks == party weeks to most unis.....
you have teeny terms tho

lou xxx
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I guess....hehe, I don't manage to do much reading in termtime well...at all!
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(Original post by Clodagh)
Nowt for anybody at Oxford! Bah bah bah!
Although it seems that reading weeks == party weeks to most unis.....
Thats what annoys me, those on a "reading week" (most of whom only have around 5 or 6 hours of contact time a week anyway) use them as party weeks and keep everyone else in the hall awake.
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(Original post by lou p lou)
you have teeny terms tho

lou xxx
But they do work Saturday mornings do they not?
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Nowt for anybody at Oxford! Bah bah bah!
Although it seems that reading weeks == party weeks to most unis.....
Barring second-year english students, Cambridge don't either. Though in truth, to arts students it doesn't make a hell of a lots difference; most choose not to attend the majority of lectures anyway.
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Here everyone gets reading week except for science and law students. Its unfair really since we are the ones who have most work to do! My housemate who does English gets 2 reading weeks - one in the middle of term and then the last week of term when they have essays to do (despite the fact they get given the essays 6 weeks before). Its annoying!
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