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    I'm at Bournemouth studying Music and Audio Technology - they told me I should be doing 3 hours study for every hour taught and that I shouldn't really have a job because those commitments get in the way.

    My work are very flexible - if I can't make it in for something because an exam comes up or I need to change days because my timetable changes, they're ok with it. I started my job at Sainsbury's in July and have just started feeling like I belong there and I'm really quite enjoying it. I only do 12 hours a week.

    My questions are;

    a) How many of you adhere to said 3 hours to every 1 hour rule?
    b) Do you think I'll be ok keeping this job and still having time to study?
    c) If b is a yes, will I have any free time all? Because I don't like partying; I record my own music and home and just a couple days off semi-regularly would be nice.

    Are you in your first year? I've had a job for my 2nd year, and am planning on keeping it in my 3rd year. I think it's perfectly manageable, providing you plan your time well. Heck in the last week I worked 21 hours (I work in the uni library so had to be around for freshers week) and still managed time for partying and a bit of reading. I don't plan on working that much normally obviously, but I know plenty of people that had a job and did well.
    Same with extra curicular activities, my friend got a 1st while still doing a million other activities in his free time.

    In answer to your actual questions:
    a) I don't think I have personally stuck to this, but plan to this year.
    b) Yes
    c) If you don't like partying then that is a huge advantage for your studying, I think you will be fine Keep the job because you will drive yourself crazy doing nothing other than studying!

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