Creative arts students putting in more work than law students, study finds
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Creative arts students are used to getting picked on for their subject choice, but research from the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) indicates that such teasing is unfair, as creative arts students actually work harder than many others - including those studying law. The think tank surveyed more than 15,000 students with detailed questions about their studies and workloads, tallying up how many hours students in different subjects really put into their work. Subjects allied to science led the way, with students putting in a total of 47 hours of work per week between contact hours attended, independent study and work outside the course. At the bottom of the list were students studying mass communication and documentation, who averaged 25 hours of work each week between the three. It's within the middle parts of the survey that things get interesting; law students averaged 29 hours of work per week, according to the survey, while creative arts and design students averaged 34 hours - five hours more and marking the the second year in a row that art students were found to be harder working than many of their counterparts.
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The total average across all university subjects was 33 hours per week.Seems all the deriding aimed at art students is a bit uncalled for, huh?