How do new students fill their free time? Joy explains

06 Jun 2019
By Joy K., Student at Robert Gordon University

So, I had made it to my dream university and onto my dream course. I was delighted, over the moon. Then I checked my first-year timetable and saw that I only had 12 hours in uni per week. Just what would I do with all that extra time, in a new city?

Contact hours is a common worry for new students. Getting to grips with independent study is one thing, but the free time can be a big surprise too. So what do you do with the 156 hours a week that you’re not in lectures?

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