+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 22
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Rochedale South
    Posts
    421
    Thanks
    55
    Thanked
    148
    Reviews
    2
    I am about to embark on the study from home journey. I will be doing a Bachelor of Education. I have 5 kids (youngest is 6 months) and am due to return to workin a few months (3 days a week). I am not sure how I will go and it's a nerve wracking thought.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    142
    Thanks
    50
    Thanked
    84
    Reviews
    0
    I work 4 days a week, have a 4yo and recently started studying a Bach of Accounting online. I wish I'd started earlier, but definitely not whilst Bub was under 1. I barely had enough energy to dress myself some days, so there's no way I could study as well. I only do 1 subject per semester, but will increase to 2 once my DD starts school in 2018

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    2,843
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked
    432
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Studying a degree from home

    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    Wow. How many subjects do you do per semester?

    I'm studying and working fulltime with 2 school aged kids and its freaking hard. I've dropped down to 1 subject per semester but next year need to pick 2 subjects per semester back up.
    This term I have done just one as we got married, bought and moved house on 5 acres which was huge and court with ex husband over children and property. So bit hectic.

    Next term I'll do 3 subjects, last term I did 2. I just work out what is coming up and see how I can manage it all and how intense the subjects are etc and go from there.

    One subject is fine. Best you do it well and learn your stuff than cram. Tbh I could have done with taking a break this term, so you have to be realistic and kind to yourself too

    Remember whilst knowledge is super important, you only have children a short time. Finding the right balance is often difficult but my studies are second to my kids.

    I think I am crazy half the time lol

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to 1CrazyMoose For This Useful Post:

    Janesmum123  (02-10-2016)

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    1,143
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    691
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    See, I'm so worried when I will find time. My kids are 6, 4, 3 and 2. Mr4 has autism so every second Friday is completely lost to his appointments (and travelling for them). We are currently TTC #5, but only til Christmas. If it doesn't happen by then, we won't keep trying. So Bub would be born next year some time during me doing my Diploma so not too worried about the timing for that. It's the year after that, doing my bachelors. As I also do a lot of hours outside the house for volunteer (SES, RFS, VAO, president of preschool committee, secretary/treasurer for P&C, canteen manager, trustee for youth centre).
    It's currently 8:30, and I'm taking a break to write this post before I get up and do another 1-1.5 hours more of housework. My life is pretty chockablock. Just don't know how to be a full time mum/housewife AND full time student haha.

  6. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    2,276
    Thanks
    2,362
    Thanked
    1,905
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Can I add to my previous comment that we generally say that you should allow 10 hours of study per week per topic (for undergraduate bachelor degree topics). This would encompass 1hr lecture (if you are watching online and need to take intensive notes then it will take 2-3 hours to watch a 1hr lecture, pause, watch etc), 1-2hrs doing readings, 1-2hrs online tutorial/workshop type activities, 5hrs assignment preparation (will fluctuate so some weeks will be minimal and others you'll be doing many many hours to finish something due). This is what we suggest you need to put in to do well and achieve the intended learning outcomes that we set.
    I currently either study or work during all of my 15 month old DDs naps during the day (I'm lucky she sleeps 2-3hrs each day) and then I do 1-2hrs when she goes to bed at night.

  7. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    1,143
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    691
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Without some serious restructuring of my time, that's not even remotely feasible. There is no way I'd have 10 hours per week free, with no kids interrupting.
    On top of my one with autism, I have another with a form of insomnia and one that's suspected of the same. Days I don't medicate them (melatonin) they can be up well past midnight. I average about 5 hours per night for sleep so it's not like I can cut into that. And it would be hard to study while they are in bed, when I have to go to their room every 5-10 minutes for hours.

  8. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    12,708
    Thanks
    9,558
    Thanked
    12,690
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 9/1/15Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 7/11/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 3/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Ahalfdozen View Post
    Without some serious restructuring of my time, that's not even remotely feasible. There is no way I'd have 10 hours per week free, with no kids interrupting.
    On top of my one with autism, I have another with a form of insomnia and one that's suspected of the same. Days I don't medicate them (melatonin) they can be up well past midnight. I average about 5 hours per night for sleep so it's not like I can cut into that. And it would be hard to study while they are in bed, when I have to go to their room every 5-10 minutes for hours.
    Could you cut your extra curricular commitments? Could your partner help out more?

  9. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    1,143
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    691
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Studying a degree from home

    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Could you cut your extra curricular commitments? Could your partner help out more?
    I can likely cut the school canteen out which will give me an extra 10 hours or so a week. But I'm a bit reluctant to do so as there is literally no one else doing it, so it would get closed.

    The others aren't huge chunks of my time and not every week, so cutting them out won't make as big of a difference
    Last edited by Ahalfdozen; 02-10-2016 at 20:51.

  10. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    494
    Thanks
    159
    Thanked
    274
    Reviews
    0
    I am studying a psychology degree online, although this semester I have again had to withdraw due to some pretty severe mental health issues. I started as a single mum with a 3 year old & working part time (doing a different degree at that time that was related to my work). Attempting to do it all at that stage I now think contributed to my first complete mental health breakdown when DS was about 4.

    When I started, my health issues a lot more episodic but there is no way I could have done university studies with a newborn, nor would I have attempted it. With doing psych though my situation is a little different in that I really need to get HD's across the board to have any hope of doing honours.

  11. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    2,843
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked
    432
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by pointless1 View Post
    I am studying a psychology degree online, although this semester I have again had to withdraw due to some pretty severe mental health issues. I started as a single mum with a 3 year old & working part time (doing a different degree at that time that was related to my work). Attempting to do it all at that stage I now think contributed to my first complete mental health breakdown when DS was about 4.

    When I started, my health issues a lot more episodic but there is no way I could have done university studies with a newborn, nor would I have attempted it. With doing psych though my situation is a little different in that I really need to get HD's across the board to have any hope of doing honours.
    Mine is the same. It adds loads of pressure if you are wanting to get into honours. Good luck!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Anyone have a Science degree?
    By Little Boys Blue in forum Hubbers who are studying
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 05-07-2016, 21:19
  2. Anyone studying to be a PT or are a PT?
    By Addiesmum in forum Hubbers who are studying
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20-06-2016, 21:34
  3. For those looking at studying Midwifery- FAQ & A
    By RHJ in forum Hubbers who are studying
    Replies: 180
    Last Post: 17-03-2016, 17:46

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
WaterWipes
Give your babies bottom a gift this Xmas! They are the only wipe made using just water and a drop of grapefruit seed extract and may help avoid nappy rash. Check out the great reviews on bubhub and see our website for more info and availability.
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Impressionable Kids
Impressionable Kids are Australia's leader in framed children's memorabilia and specialise in framed baby hand and feet sculptures. With franchise locations throughout Australia you can be assured you will receive a quality handmade product with a lifetime warranty on all frames.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!