You get about 20-22 hours of classes per week at Dundee University in the first year but it can go up to even 26/week if you have group meetings that are not included in the timetable. The type of teaching ranges as well: you have lectures, workshops, laboratory work and guest lectures but this depends on the field you choose. I thought there was a good balance of everything and one gets used very easily to the timetable and the type of teaching. Generally, lectures are the easier classes where take notes on already printed lectures, whereas for workshops and labs you need to prepare beforehand, be awake and focused or even active depending on the subject. The content of the course, although I am a student in Anatomy, we are all placed together in a Life Sciences course for the first 2 years, yet the content, although a little different then what I initially thought I would study, is still very interesting and will be helpful for future years. I felt some assignments and chemistry problems were a bit challenging, but professors and other students on your course can make a big difference. We did a wide range of work including reports, completed charts, worked with statistics and graphs, have been on field trips where we had to collect data, arrange it and report on what we observed; exams at the end of the semester, exercises and different sheets to complete, oral presentations, working in groups of 4 but also of 10. Feedback from professors has been very practical and it has helped me improve, especially in my writing. As a Life Sciences student we work about 6 hours/week in the lab where we work with pipettes, microscopes, bacteria, spectrophotometers and other laboratory specific equipment. Laboratories are very well equipment and I have acquired a varied set of skills throughout the year by working in the lab.