...you will need to manage your time
What students said:
I expected it to be hard to go from working to learning after 10 years. I wasn't quite prepared for the amount of content to be learned in each class and juggling work and assessments and family is harder than I imagined.
I expected that I would have to time-manage quite well and so far that has been the biggest and by far the hardest part of studying at university level.
I knew I’d have to work hard; it wasn’t going to be easy but I also knew I had to dedicate time to it. I now don't work full-time.
I think I’m a realist in that I hope for the best but prepare for the worst. I don't try to build things up too much. I think that was a good thing because it’s turned out to be a lot more pressured than I thought it was going to be so I’m glad I didn’t expect anything that was going to be too cruisy.
Had to make adjustments at home, such as minimizing distractions such as TV and household chores such as yard maintenance.