Being a student

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Student Life

Making the decision to continue (or go back into) education is a great choice.  Learning opens many more doors and the experience of being a student is one that enables great personal growth as well as career or life change.

Many mature students also have the challenge of juggling family lives as well as studying full time!

Making the change to student life

Becoming a student will be a major life change, especially if you have family commitments, or you have been working full-time. You may be leaving your job completely, or reducing down to part-time hours. You may have to fit studying in with your full-time job, or be putting your children into childcare for the first time or for longer. You may be more reliant on a partner, friends of family for support than you have been before.

It is important that you take the time to carefully think about and plan how you will manage these changes.  Planning and preparation are essential to make sure that you embark upon your studies with a clear plan, and that you have the greatest chance of success with a minimal amount of stress.


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