I got started on a college evening course in their darkroom...

The kit had all been "studented", the safe lights weren't and there was no provision for FB work at all. Towards the end I was lugging my own contact frames, easels, timer, lens, finder, etc., etc. into the college for each session and, because of the safe light problem, was still getting very poor results.

The only thing I *did* get out of it was a regular three-hour period every week when I would always have a darkroom session. I miss that...