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    Hi Everyone

    I'm a single mum of a nearly 4 year old and am thinking of going to Uni.

    Has anyone on here done/doing the same thing.

    Want to know how hard it is, did you work whilst studying etc.

    Any info would be a great help!

    Thanks in advance

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    i am studying by distance at the moment, only two units for this semester because bub is with me full time and i only get to study after he goes to sleep.

    I am doing humanity courses so mainly writing assignments, i found it manageble as i tend to finissh my assignments ahead of time.

    but i am doing this course mainly to keep my brain working. I am thinking to apply other practical courses at the moment so that i can get a job.

    my son is 18m old now, if yours is older and goes to kindy or daycare, it could be much easier.

    good luck!

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    Hi I study part time, work part time and have a 3 year old. It's tough sometimes but if you apply yourself and stay organised it can definitely be done. I only have exams to go this semester and have managed to get all my assignments in on time and with good grades. I'm stressing about studying for the exams because I didn't get all of my prescribed readings done over semester so it's more like cramming than revision right now but hey, as long as I pass it's all good! Make sure you study something you are passionate about otherwise you will just lose interest. I am really interested in what I'm studying which is why I have made it a priority. Best of luck!

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    Forgot to say I am also studying by distance/online, much easier in my opinion. As long as you don't procrastinate too much!

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    Hi I have one more exam to go and have completed my masters. It has all been external mostly online. To b honest u have to b disciplined and not let the work get too far ahead. I've been working full time, no kids but now pregnant. I think it's best to start off slow and build up the number of subjects to see what you can handle per semester. Good luck, there is a great sense of achievement however it can get stressful when things are due. What are u thinking of studying?

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    Thanks everyone!

    I think I have to do Open Foundation first as I didn't do my schooling here.
    Then I'd love to study to be a secondary school teacher.

    Just need to weigh up the pro's and cons.

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    Im currently studying through distance ed too. Im doing 2 subjects this semester but will be doing 3 next semester (I also study 1 over summer time). I have 3 kids. I know with the 3 subjects I must keep up with study but I find that anytime I get behind I just use the holidays to catch up. Hasn't affected me so much coz I keep getting HD and D Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by susieq1969 View Post
    Thanks everyone!

    I think I have to do Open Foundation first as I didn't do my schooling here.
    Then I'd love to study to be a secondary school teacher.

    Just need to weigh up the pro's and cons.
    If you do secondary teaching, choose your specialisation super carefully!
    My bub is due in a few weeks and I'm going to be continuing my studies in secondary teaching. I wish I chose a different specialisation (I chose History haha I like it but I don't really think I want to teach it forever, I'm also dropping my Diploma in Languages once this semester is over though I would still like to be a LOTE teacher, it's too much work doing the two I should've just chosen one).

    Good luck!!

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    I have studied since DS was 4months old (he is now 7). I have done multiple combinations but for the last 5 years I have worked full time and studied part time by distance. It can be hard at times but I take each assignment/study period one at a time and deal with the next when it comes. I'm usually behind in my course work but I have managed to pass every single subject thus far. I'm currently on my last 2 subjects of my degree- less than a month til it's all over red rover!

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    Quote Originally Posted by susieq1969 View Post
    Thanks everyone!

    I think I have to do Open Foundation first as I didn't do my schooling here.
    Then I'd love to study to be a secondary school teacher.

    Just need to weigh up the pro's and cons.
    Go for it susieq secondary teaching sounds great. Like some others suggested start if you can with one or two subjects and see how you go. I have been studying full time, working part time and have a 3yr old. It's busy but rewarding. Best wishes x


 

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