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    Hey people! i'm goin to be doing a nursing degree from september hopefully at Nottingham Uni but was wondering what anyone else thinks on doing this and maintaining a part time job mainly working weekends. as i understand most of the first term is spent in uni rather than on placements so i assume in that respect my weekends will be free. after christmas i would prob have to give my job up anyway. is there any current nursing students or anyone else who has any advice or ideas on whether it is feasible to maintain a weekend job. also how many people tend to go home each weekend? i don't want to be left on my own in my accomodation! thank you Laura xxxxxxxxxxxx

    In my first year p[eople did go home quite a bit, but plenty stayed around too. The course is quite demanding so you soon realise that sticking around is wise in order to do all the work.

    I habe managed to work part time all the way through my course, and have just given up as I have only 3 months to go and am a bit loaded down with assignments

    Being a health care assistant as the hospital has increased my learning and confidence no end. I'd reccomend it. A guy on my course worked two night shifts every week throughout the course, but is quite knackered. I tend to do a shift a week and more when not on placement or during the holidays. If you work on an agency and do the odd weekend you get really good money e.g £120 for a night shift, or about £65 for a six hour shift on a Sunday.

    Just plan your time and you'll be fine
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