We do too much in too little time
(3)·By jon d·American / Australasian Studies· Oct 2018
The worst part about first year is that they try to cover too much in too little time; instead of doing one topic per term in depth, you do a new one every 2 weeks! I found it really tricky keeping up with the reading, as you never really get enough time to get your head round a topic. The point of going to a specialised uni should be that you get the best lecturers, but we are taught by postgrads instead, just like in bigger universities. Some of the postgrads are actually quite good, but it'd be nice to have some time with lecturers - you don't get many contact hours as it is! You only get around 8 hours a week in the first year, which really isn't enough.