I study Religious Studies, and as a result of this, alot of my work is based on individual assignments and also group work such as debates. The facilities themselves are generally very good, with comfy seating and a large interactive white board, there are only a couple of times when i have had to sit in a cold, tiny room for a 2 hour lecture. The teaching itself and the feedback, again is generally of a high standard with one lecturer in particular being very enthusiastic in his work which keeps the class alert for the entire 2 hours. Debates often develop in these classes in particular, as well as in other modules which surprised me somewhat.
Befire ging to university i had never had any interest in debating, and indeed no confidence to do so but i quickly learned not only are you asked direct questions if you have not spoken in some time, but you also learn an awful lot from debating and putting forward your opinion. The majority of my work in the first year has consisted of some small weekly assignments, plus alot of extra reading in advance of lectures. The lesson times themselves, however were convenient. I was only on campus in lectures on tuesday, wedneday and thursday, enabling me to spend two days doing work and another 2 relaxing which was very convenient for me. I had 12 hours of lectures during the week and they were mostly from 9-1 on wednesdays and thursdays with breaks after each hour, I had no practicals, one presentation, and several exams which were mostly spread out.
The feedback was generally good, with most lecturers putting in alot of effort to help us improve.