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The Counter Course Handbook is a new student run guide to University subjects, written from a student perspective. The handbook will tell you what students who have taken the subject thought of it. It will also give you advice on how to best do the subject. You will be able to read, for example, whether it is really necessary to buy the textbook, whether you need to attend all the lectures, and how much work you need to put in to do well on the assessments. We know that the University Handbook doesn’t provide all the answers. So we are helping students share information so that you can know in full what you’re getting into, and how to prepare for it, before the semester even begins.

The Counter Course Handbook is only made possible through the subject reviews that students do of their subjects. Please click on the ‘make a submission’ link on the right hand side of the main Counter Course Handbook to contribute to the Handbook by reviewing past subjects that you have done.

Other student unions around the country run Counter Course Handbooks, but this is the only one that we know of that is online. This allows for constant updating and refinement. It also saves paper and printing costs. If you have put in a review, though, please be patient as it may take a little while before it is put up on the site, as there are many reviews to go through.