There's no doubt that studying at university will impact on your life. Study requires commitment and time, but there are still opportunities to lead a rewarding social and family life while you gain your degree.
Being a university student studying by distance education is quite different from life on campus, or being in the workforce full-time.
Distance education students usually study two subjects per session, with each subject needing around 8 -10 hours study per week. Depending on your course, this could include a combination of course work, online lectures or tutorials, and participating in our unique online learning environment.
Remember that you will also need to complete readings, work towards assignment and exam requirements, and review course content in your own time, so this all adds to the amount of study time required each week.
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Flexible delivery allows you to fit study around work, social or family commitments. You can study at home, in the office, or any place and time that suits you.More about Benefits of distance education
Common problems students face with study include how to study effectively, coping with the amount of reading , how to manage your time, avoiding procrastination and distractions, and improving your concentration.More about Managing your study
As a distance education student, it can sometimes feel isolating studying by yourself - but remember that you are not alone. Seeking help early will make your university studies that much easier. Contact your lecturer, have a study buddy or actively utilise the subject and student forums.More about Where to get help