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I'm not quite sure that would work here... - dorsetgirl
December 20th, 2012
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I'm not quite sure that would work here...
Briefly, I posted on an ASD forum asking for ideas on how to get my oldest to get up and actually go to school. People have been very kind and helpful, but a line in one of the replies stopped me in my tracks.

I'm far too tired to reply to people properly over there at the moment, so I'm just posting this extract here for some input from people whose university experience or knowledge is more recent than my own.

...things are completely different at university with regards to how you can manage your time and sleep schedules. Especially after freshman year, you can set up things so that you can sleep during the hours you prefer, and take classes during the times that are best for you.

Really? Does anyone know if it's actually possible in the UK? I can't even begin to see how that would work.

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Date:December 20th, 2012 07:14 am (UTC)
uhhh no. not when I went. (admittedly 95-98). you went to set lectures and seminars. on the plus side my course was like 2 lectures and 2 seminars per week, but some people (chemistry for a start) had full on 9-5 scheduled every day (suckers)
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Date:December 20th, 2012 09:28 am (UTC)
That's what I thought. I was at uni 75-78 but I've been looking at unis and courses with my oldest who hopes to go next year, and I think if they were willing to let you set your own hours it might have been mentioned somewhere!

I just can't see how it would work. "Ah, yes, I'm teaching Stochastic Processes to second years at 11am. Except for Ms Shooter, of course, who prefers the - darker - hours. And considering where I should be at that time of night, I've worked out how she's going to pay me for my trouble."
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Date:December 20th, 2012 08:34 am (UTC)
The daughter's doing a nursing degree and their lectures etc are at set times during the day.

Also, I would assume that lecturers would prefer to teach in the convential daytime hours.
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Date:December 20th, 2012 09:21 am (UTC)
You'd think so, wouldn't you. I didn't think the world could have changed that much since I went.

Perhaps in the States they hot-bunk everything, so there's a whole second lot of lecturers and students doing the overnight shift lol.
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