I've just been looking at university courses on the internet as I have to apply for some this year.
I am worried about the lectures as I find it hard to sit & listen to things & take notes, I much prefere being taught in a classroom or just reading & making notes from text. Some cources I have looked at have two tuitions per week & 12 lectures! Doesn't really sound my cup of tea.
People have said that they arent to bad & you get used to them but I cant stop thinking that I wouldnt have a clue what it goes on about, my mind drifts easily when just sitting & listening.
So I was wondering if anyone who has been to university can shed any light on the lectures, I know they will differ due to differnet lecturers at different universities but any thoughts would be welcome. Is it just a case of sitting, listening & writing notes 12 times a week for 3 years?
Also, I know the workload will be very high compared to college, but if anyone has any idea about Oxford or Cambridge then it would be welcome, I am interesed in the Mathematics course, the Economics & possible the Natural/Earth Science courses.
I'm currently studying AS Maths, Physics, Chemistry & Geology at A-Level & hoping to get A's in 3 which is why the carrers advisor mentioned Oxford & Cambridge to me. The exams have been easy up to now anyway so fingers crossed they continue like it.
But, what is Uni like? I know you are responsible for your own learning but do you end up with much free time? How long would the average lecture time take, if you had two per day would you have time throughout the day to do work or is most of it done in the evenings & weekends?
Any experiences are welcome, especially to finance type degrees, economics, accounting etc, I have quite alot of info about Geological degrees due to my sister being high up in the industry & having lots of contacts.
It's too big a choice as it will affect my whole life, trying to get some work placements set up this summer in an effort to try & find something that I could see myself doing as a career.