Hi all, apologies in advance for the long post, I've been doing a uni course, one of those with pracs/placements. To be frank, it's been a nightmare and its not over yet (almost, though). I was given details for the next prac back in Nov and I was actually given my preferred sites. I've been making plans and doing revision. Planning is essential for any mum who's also a student, but extra attention was needed because one of my pracs is in a rural location, so I would be away from my family. Although this was going to be tough, my thinking was that I would be able to totally concentrate on what I had to do to pass the prac, which would be the last one to graduate. Tonight I've found out that the uni has changed my country prac to a metro one, sending me to a site that is 50 km away and I think that it will take about 3 hours a day to get there and back. Plus there will be all the mum tasks waiting for me, which OH and kids (both teenagers) were going to be doing while I went rural. To be honest, I'm devastated, because a metro prac didn't work too well last time. I don't want to do this metro prac, for various reasons.
I'm in no state to email the uni lecturer about this, need to calm down first and try to put some reasonable words together. Any words of advice from other studying mums would be appreciated.