Student Life

There is so much more to life at university than just your degree. Depending on your degree programme, you can have anything from 7 to 37 contact hours a week. Humanities degrees, like History and English, tend to have fewer hours in lectures and seminars and more time allocated for independent study. Whereas students taking science-based subjects like Medicine and Optometry have a lot more time in lectures and clinics.

Regardless of what course you’re on, there will always be time to take up some extra-curricular activities. Every student has Wednesday afternoon off; this time is often used for sport as clubs schedule matches against other universities during this time.

If sport isn’t your thing, then there are hundreds of different societies that you can get involved in, where you can learn a new skill, meet people with similar interests or volunteer in the local community.

Take a look at what our bloggers have to say about their university experiences and find out more about what a Students’ Union does and the kind of services it offers

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