• Question: did you enjoy university and what kind of things did you do there?

    Asked by chloe1996 to Amelia on 20 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Amelia Markey

      Amelia Markey answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      I absolutely LOVED university! I much preferred it to school!

      Well I did a biology degree which unlike some degrees means you have a lot of lectures and a lot of lab work. On a typical day I would go to my lectures which are like huge classrooms. The lecturer (teacher) stands at the front and gives you loads of information on the topic you are covering in that lecture. A lot of the time you have handout sheets with some information on but you have to listen and make lots of notes.

      Then in the afternoons we would usually have lab work from 2pm to 6pm. This work relates to the topic you have been learning about in the lectures. You are usually given a sheet with instructions for the practical and you get on with it. This is to teach you lots of different techniques and how to analyse the data (results) you get from them.

      Outside of lectures and labs there is usually quite a lot of coursework which can be essay writing, presentations (spoken or posters), write-ups of your lab results or question sheets.

      There are usually loads of clubs and societies at uni. Lancaster had a huge selection! There are the usual sports like hockey, rugby, football, tennis etc and then some other like archery, horse-riding, sailing and ultimate frisbee! If you’re not a sporty person there’s clubs to do with subjects, religion, languages, photography and drama to name a few. There’s also loads of social events that are organised both within your degree program and within your college or where you live.

      I would definitely recommend university! 🙂