Hey there guys, hope you’re all well reading this. Summer really is drawing to a close now unfortunately although maybe some of the good weather will continue if we are lucky! I don’t know how long you guys have had off for the summer, but for me, I’ve had about 4 months! Its been a pretty crazy summer to be honest – been to India and France, which were both incredible visits, and then I also had a good stint working as an English teacher to foreign students as some of you may remember from one of my earlier blogs. But having had so long off, I’m feeling pretty ready for getting back down to work actually.
Some of you may be about to start Uni (best of luck to you all) and for others, maybe you’re starting a new year at school or college. For those of you who are embarking on another year of a levels – work hard and really knuckle down early on cos it will really help when you come back to revise the important bits later on, believe me!!
For the rest of you who are starting uni, and maybe some college students who are wondering what a general week of studies/education at uni is like, maybe I’ll be able to give you a rough idea here.
I have 16hrs of contact time per week so for me that includes lectures, lab sessions and tutorials because of my degree. As a result I reckon I have about 3-4 hrs per day, which is actually not that much – youre still left with plenty of time after lectures to chill with your mates, do things you gotta do like shopping, writing up notes or stuff like that. Btw its definitely worth making rough notes during lectures and then writing them up the same day when you get back – you have enough free time to do it and it will help you to understand it all, and it feels like a miracle when the exam period comes along and you already have all your notes written up in neat 😀 makes revision so much quicker and easier!
For those of you who may not know it yet – Wednesday afternoons are always free for sports – so if you end up in a team you may be playing matches, and even if you’re not involved in anything then you have that time free to do whatever you want with it.
Studying at uni is actually pretty relaxed on the whole, although of course things will heat up when you have assignments, essays or big pieces of work to do! But hopefully you’ll enjoy all that to an extent since you chose your course for a reason right? Well I do anyways, but maybe I’m crazy!:D
Anyways, hope you all have a good week! If you have any questions about uni work load or anything then let me know! J