So I'm looking into doing a uni course online but I'm worried I won't be able to keep up. I work part time (about 20 hours/week), my DS will be 13-14 months old when the course starts, and I'd like to study full time so I can get my qualification. DH is fifo too so sometimes it's just DS and I at home. Can it be done?
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06-05-2013 20:52 #1
Study + work + 1yr old - can it be done?
06-05-2013 20:56 #2
It can! But its not easy.
I studied full time with a 3 and 1 year old and worked.
If you are really motivated you can do it. You just need to be organised and keep on top of your time management.
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06-05-2013 21:45 #3
I work part time (3 days a week) and I'm doing a degree (2 units). I have a 3 year old. It's full on but somehow it works! I'm behind on readings but I have been getting good marks so far. Will just need to work extra hard before my exams. I figured if I didn't start when I did (beginning of the year) when would I? I will always have to work, so I figured even if I wasn't managing and needed to drop a unit at least I would still be working towards something (albeit slowly). I say go for it!
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06-05-2013 21:53 #4
Yes it can be done. I completed a certificate 4 and now I am doing my Diploma with a 2 year old and a 7 month old.
06-05-2013 21:58 #5
My DD is nearly 1 and has quite a few medical appointments each month, I work about 10-12 hours per week and study law full time (will be dropping back to part time next year!). It's a LOT of work, but can be done!
I'd maybe start part time and you can always switch to full time if you're coping really well.
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06-05-2013 22:04 #6
I work 3 days a week and have a 21mo. I started this semester with just one subject and I'm finding it quite easy to manage. It does take some discipline and I use my work commute (an hour each way on the train) to keep up with readings.
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06-05-2013 22:41 #7
I agree with Colbie! It can definitely be done, but just be realistic about the time you can commit and try to figure out how disciplined you are (this will be the clincher!). Even starting with 1 unit a semester is a good step. See how you handle that & if its manageable, maybe add a second & if you pass reassess the hours you put in at the end of the semester so that you can plan effectively for the following semester. I study part time (2 units) and work full time (and that's a lot as it is!) & am pregnant. Which means I will eventually be a working & studying mum - woah! I love it though
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