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A typical postgraduate timetable


A typical day at the College



7:15 - 7:45am

Optional meditation
The day begins with a period of quiet contemplation and the cultivation of self-knowledge – sometimes guided, sometimes not.

7:45 - 8:30am

Usually porridge, cereals, toast, yogurt and juice

8:30 - 8:45am

Morning meeting
The community meets to talk about the coming day, share a reading and awaken body and mind

8:45 - 9:30am

Community groups
The community looks after itself by cleaning the facilities, making meals or gardening for 30-45 minutes

10:00 - 1:00pm 1st Morning session

11:15 - 11:45am Coffee break

From 10am to 1pm with a coffee break in the middle

1:00 - 2:00pm

Vegetarian - soups, salads, and breads – all made in the Schumacher College kitchen

2:15 - 4:30pm

Teaching sessions, fieldtrips, self-study, student support sessions, cross programme learning opportunities.

4:30 - 6:00pm

Community cooking group


Vegetarian Dinner

During the evenings there are often opportunities for conversation, collaboration and events you may wish to attend; joining with the wider learning community of participants on other Schumacher College programmes, visiting teachers, facilitators, and guests.  Alternatively students can explore the Dartington estate which offers a variety of theatre and arts events as well as restaurants and cafes.

There is a College Bar on site; bar drinks are not included in your fees.

Non-Residential Students

In order for you to engage fully with College life and Learning Community, the expectation of the College is that you aim to be here each day for breakfast and a Community Meeting at 8.30am; joining in with community responsibilities including cooking, cleaning and gardening.  Supper is usually served at 6.30pm.  Students remain on-site to enjoy supper.