University qualifications take between 2-5 years and are taught in an independent teaching style, different to what your teen would experience at secondary school.
Classes consist of lectures, tutorials and specialty classes, students may be in class between 12-20 hours a week. For every hour spent in class students are encouraged to do 1-2 hours work out of class, this can include assignments, reading and group work.
Lectures are held in theatres and are generally one to two hours which can have anywhere from 30-350 students.
Tutorials are less formal than lectures, students discuss and develop ideas that were first introduced in lectures, complete assigned activities, develop specific skills and discuss study topics.
Generally, tutorials will be 1 hour in duration with smaller classes, usually 15-30 students.