Lecturers vary. The accounting lecturers are excellent. The economics lecturers tend to be boring (however it is difficult to make economics very exciting). The math lecturer goes on a bit but is a good teacher. The finance teacher was lovely, but quite difficult to understand. Some are good, some are not so good in comparison.
The amount of contact hours was not excessive. However this is due to the fact that a lot of the work is independent, which you must do. I tried my last minute approach and it doesn't work. Up until this point I have been a last minute student, however I cannot continue like this in uni. The workload is too much to try and blag in the final few weeks before exams. I ended up staying awake into the early hours of the morning revising in the library, living off chocolate and energy drinks and coffee, I gained weight and stressed out a lot, and then only managed to scrape a pass. 'Blagging it' no longer works at uni.
Different people find different aspects of the course interesting. I personally like the accounting and math part, but cannot stand economics. I'm glad that economics isnt needed in the second year.
The course is predominantly exam based. The only essays we really had to do was a group based one for business organisations and professional skills.
If you are a student that does well in exam-based assessments, Accounting and Finance is a good course to take.
The business school is also an excellent facility.