How Can I Continue my Studies When I Have Other Responsibilities

There are many ways you can successfully finish your studies, even when you have other responsibilities. We’ve assembled some tips to help you succeed.

It’s the 21st century – people today have a lot more responsibilities than they used to. So if you’re thinking, “How can I continue my studies when I have other responsibilities?” on a daily basis, don’t worry! We’ve assembled some tips to help you succeed.

How to Manage Studying and Working 

Managing university/college and working can be a nerve-wracking thing to do. It may feel like there’s no time for yourself or for your friends, but that’s all wrong! By managing your time properly, there can be enough time for family, friends, and relaxation. By making note of all the things that you have to do, you can easily make time for other things. 

Jot it Down 

Planning ahead in university will help you get your work done more efficiently. Every shift you’ve been given at work, every assignment due – make note of all of it. This can also help if you have a heavy workload and an assignment due soon This way you can finish both on time. 

Talk to Your Tutors 

By letting your tutor know that you have a job, they’ll be more understanding when it comes to your struggles. Telling a tutor will not lighten your workload, but they’ll understand that you could be struggling and they will give you advice on how to cope. 

Don’t Overwhelm Yourself 

You’ll find it hard to juggle extra shifts when working with your exams. Don’t try to take extra classes for extra credit if you’re working multiple hours a day. It won’t be worth it. Your free time is just as important. 

Treat Yourself 

With the stress of managing both work and studying, it can be hard to remember you also deserve some time off. University can be hard work and as a matter of fact, so can your job. So take some well deserved time off with your favorite episode, exploring or hanging out with friends. 

Goals, Goals, Goals 

If you want to succeed at university, goals are the way to go – obviously. Setting yourself some goals are a good way to stay motivated. You want to keep yourself in a position where neither your job or your studying suffers.

A coffee cup placed next to a notebook. Here's how to continue your studies when you have other responsibilities

Tips for When the Stress Piles up

Feeling very stressed? Instead of just ignoring that knot in your tummy, try one of the following tips to lower your stress levels: 

  • Exercise 
  • Avoid distractions
  • Rest well 
  • Ask for help when you need it 

Keep Your Job and Degree Related 

While this may sound pretty obvious, it’s actually harder said than done. You’ll definitely benefit a lot more from having a job and degree that are similar. Another benefit will be that you won’t have to worry too much about managing your time effectively, as you’ll be learning on the job.

Not Sure What You Want to Study? 

It’s fine if you don’t know what you want to study yet! Feeling uncertain is nothing to feel bad about. Taking a course that will give you the basic knowledge of what it is you want to study will definitely help though. It’s also much easier to juggle all your responsibilities when you’re taking online courses instead of face-to-face courses!  

Our affordable online courses will help you realise if your dream job is what you’re making it out to be. We don’t only offer our courses, but also CIMA and ICB courses, Provider Programmes, Adult Matric and Matric Upgrade courses. 

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Last Updated: June 22, 2021

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