It is quite normal to try a whole raft of hobbies in your first few weeks before narrowing it down to the ones you really want to pursue (and can manage to fit in to your schedule!
) It is generally very acceptable to try a few sessions of anything before deciding whether or not to commit to it.
Some students report that every lecture was essential to their course (if you’re a medic, you can’t exactly skip over the day they talk about the knee), others that they were more optional and worth attending only when relevant to your current area of study.
Here are our top lecture tips: University food can be notoriously hit-and-miss, with some students giving rave reviews of their café or formal hall fare and others reporting inedible and unidentifiable gloop!
The well-rounded Marlborough experience features a rich and robust student life program.
With over 50 student-led clubs, affinity groups (AACE, Alliance, EAST, OLE, Mosaic), and numerous opportunities for leadership in student government, community outreach, social justice, and entrepreneurship, our student life program offers something for everyone.Student life is where connections are made, leadership skills are learned, lifelong bonds are forged, and perspectives are pushed.We invite you to explore the student life section and learn more about the day-to-day Marlborough experience.If a student wants to start something new that doesn’t exist?No problem—we provide her with the support she needs to make it happen.There are usually friendly reps on hand to offer advice and information so don’t be afraid to ask all the questions you need to work out what really takes your fancy.You can usually sign up to as many mailing lists as you like to keep you in the loop about events, meetings auditions and try-outs.We are told it is not unusual at all to feel a little queasy on your first dissection experience, and not at all frowned upon to take a break and get some fresh air, so don’t be embarrassed – that formaldehyde smell takes a little getting used to!Supervisions or tutorials typically involve between one and five students with a single supervisor and are more like a classroom setting, though much more student involvement is typical than you will have been used to at school.Following a comment from ‘Girlinthehaze’ on our recent ‘Top 10 UK Universities’ article, we have delved into the experiences of university students across the country to bring you this report from the academic frontline!Of course every university students experience is different and varies according to the subject you are studying and the specific institution you attend, but we hope our ‘day in the life’ will give a helpful idea of the sort of day-to-day experience you can expect from a UK university.