Lancaster University: Freshers week & teaching

Freshers week

Freshers ball (if that still happens) and every college gets a night at the Sugarhouse, usually paired up with another college so that you can stay within your new community and not just get dumped into the nightlife without warning. Societies and cultural/religious groups do orientation stuff as well, usually on the Friday night and the weekend after the Friday Freshers’ Fair when you sign up for societies. These include meals and get-togethers, as well as outings and taster sessions.

Departmental events: No information about departmental events.

 

Social events: No information about social events.

 

Orientation events: Fire safety talks happen. Everyone goes. You get to play with fire extinguishers… Your first night in college, a kitchen rep usually comes and chats to everyone and tells you about the college and then takes you to the bar and answers questions.

Teaching

terms or semesters? 3 terms of 10wks.

how many weeks of teaching/exams? depends on your course.

Do you get a reading week? depends on your course. Most arts and humanities do.

Year structure: terms or semesters? 3 terms of 10wks.

how many weeks of teaching/exams? depends on your course.

Do you get a reading week? depends on your course. Most arts and humanities do.

Teaching style: Lectures/seminars/classes/labs? Depends on your course. Almost all courses have all of those in some combination.

What does each involve? how long do they last? Depends on your course, but lectures are usually an hour, unless merged with practicals/seminars, in which case, probably more.

do most people attend? Attendance is compulsory. I mean, you are paying to be here…

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