I started my Masters by distance education last year but as I was pregnant it was just too hard so I deferred. I'm currently on parental leave and am returning to work (3 days per week) in August. I can't decide whether I should start Uni in July (bub will be 5 months) to get used to studying again before I go back to work, or go back to work and get used to working with a baby then start Uni in November (bub will be 9 months).
I guess I'm hoping to hear from those who have done it either way to see what worked best?
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16-05-2013 20:44 #1
To start Masters while on parental leave of after returning to work?
17-05-2013 09:33 #2
Bumping for the morning crowd :-)
17-05-2013 09:57 #3
I have done both.
I'm studying again with an almost 5 yo, 2.5 yo and a 5 month old and I'm currently on leave.
I think it is easier to study while not working as there's obviously a lot more time available to use for study and you will be less tired (well as much as a 5 month old permits!).
I would personally start prior to returning to work as it will give yourself time to adjust to the changes rather than have everything happening all at once.
17-05-2013 15:13 #4
Thanks ladies :-) I spoke to hubby about it last night and asked if he's willing to look after bub a couple of nights per week so I can lock myself away to study (if I'm not able to get it done while she's sleeping during the day) and he is, so I think I'll start in July :-) so excited to get my brain moving again, I studied for 17 consecutive years (school then straight to Uni) and haven't studied now for almost 2 years so I can't wait :-)
17-05-2013 15:27 #5
That's great, good luck
It's such an accomplishment when you finish!
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