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how many hours do you study a day at uni?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That's what tutors say, but if you gotta eat, you gotta eat!

    Our uni recommends that you don't work any more than 15 hours a week because then it becomes detrimental to your course work.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    we're just blanket banned from working during termtime, so everyone works like crazy through the hols. seems to work well enough - i wouldn't have time to work during term but i don't get any compulsory holiday work so it balances out.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    zero, zip, nada, zilch, none. But thats probably why I become a psycho mental bitch the last three days of the semeter. Shut the fuck up and don't talk to me I have 2, 20 page papers to write, I havn't even looked up a source yet and finals are tomorrow and I don't have a topic yet for one.

    Though I find if I attend class there is rarely a reason to read and study.

    Gotta be honest though, hasn't hindered my grades yet. Give it time, give it time, I'm sure.

    I wish I wasn't allowed to work :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm lucky if I get 3 solid hours of studying in a week. Full-time job keeps me busy!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    we're just blanket banned from working during termtime, so everyone works like crazy through the hols. seems to work well enough - i wouldn't have time to work during term but i don't get any compulsory holiday work so it balances out.

    Seriously? Because I worked full time 6 days a week during the summer and I still need to work during term time.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I probably do about 15 hours a week if and when I can find time. I have Wednesday off and on that day alone I will probably work from 10am till about 4pm and try to get as much as possible out the way. I then also have a part-time job to do, voluntary work, and seeing my fella to fit in too. I never seem to have much time to do anything nowadays.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I decided for fun to record when I read and for how long.

    This week, with reading, lectures, seminars, group meetings and my part time job it's 41.5 hours. It's more than last year but I find it a nice manageable amount. Still plenty of time to play computer games or socialise or go out.

    I've found using a calendar more really useful because you realise how much time you waste not really doing anything - before saturday was spent doing nothing but I'm fitting in 3 hours reading from when I wake up now which for one makes me cleverer, two makes me feel like I've 'achieved' something that day and three stops me sat in bed doing nothing ;).

    edit:

    things I've found I waste far too much time doing:
    - youtube
    - here
    - watching House from my friend's file server
    - playing computer games
    - staying in bed

    Whilst it's all good in moderation, it's really *really* easy to just use some activities as time sinks. I'm just starting to get the hang of good time management these days, and can kick back without stress when I know it's my free time because I've got nothing hanging over me - it's either allocated to another day or I've already sorted it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    squeal wrote: »
    I probably do about 15 hours a week if and when I can find time. I have Wednesday off and on that day alone I will probably work from 10am till about 4pm and try to get as much as possible out the way. I then also have a part-time job to do, voluntary work, and seeing my fella to fit in too. I never seem to have much time to do anything nowadays.

    Me too :(

    I don't understand how my dad managed to do a degree with a wife and four kids. Oh my god!
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