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    Saluations everyone,

    Is it manageble to balance part-time work without affecting your studies? If you work 1-2 days a week ( 7h per day)
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    I was going to say no, but then realised that I easily piss away 14 hours per week doing non-constructive activities.

    If you avoid those non-constructive activities and do work instead, then I suspect yes.
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    (Original post by AnythingButChardonnay)
    I was going to say no, but then realised that I easily piss away 14 hours per week doing non-constructive activities.

    If you avoid those non-constructive activities and do work instead, then I suspect yes.
    But these "non-constructive" activities are good in some way cause you relax from work isn't it? I have to figure it out as I might have to work part-time to get finance sorted

    Btw if you remove 14 hours from your week for work how much free time you are left with?
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    (Original post by kaosu_souzousha)
    But these "non-constructive" activities are good in some way cause you relax from work isn't it? I have to figure it out as I might have to work part-time to get finance sorted

    Btw if you remove 14 hours from your week for work how much free time you are left with?
    I deliberately excluded time I spend socialising with people, and that easily takes up a good proportion of my week.

    I should probably set aside 3 hours each day to go through lecture notes, do any set work etc. I don't, though. If I manage an hour a day I'm doing well, and the other 2 hours a day are frittered away on the internet. And that still leaves me with plenty of unaccounted-for time in the evenings, which often is for socialising or watching University Challenge/The Apprentice.

    I do chemistry, however. And at this rate will fail my January exam.
    My engineering friends seem to have a similar timetable: A couple of lectures in the mornings, maybe a tutorial/workshop/lab 2 or 3 evenings a week. The rest of the time is yours.
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    (Original post by AnythingButChardonnay)
    I deliberately excluded time I spend socialising with people, and that easily takes up a good proportion of my week.

    I should probably set aside 3 hours each day to go through lecture notes, do any set work etc. I don't, though. If I manage an hour a day I'm doing well, and the other 2 hours a day are frittered away on the internet. And that still leaves me with plenty of unaccounted-for time in the evenings, which often is for socialising or watching University Challenge/The Apprentice.

    I do chemistry, however. And at this rate will fail my January exam.
    My engineering friends seem to have a similar timetable: A couple of lectures in the mornings, maybe a tutorial/workshop/lab 2 or 3 evenings a week. The rest of the time is yours.
    Sounds good, I will see how it goes you better start revising days are ticking. good luck
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    It is. I and other people that I know can balance it fine.

    EDIT: didn't see this was ICL. I'd still say it's manageable, but I've heard scary things about Imperial's workload. :afraid:
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    From my experience of Computing, no. It depends on your degree. :p:

    Mechanical Engineering has a 1/3 dropout rate too, so you probably don't want too much extra on top of your work to be stressing you out. Can't you work in the holidays?
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    From my experience of Computing, no. It depends on your degree. :p:

    Mechanical Engineering has a 1/3 dropout rate too, so you probably don't want too much extra on top of your work to be stressing you out. Can't you work in the holidays?
    Well drop out is not that bad, it depends on the uni. Like Imperial and Southampton have a very low dropout because people have good basics before their degree. But in some unis like Bradford people are struggling with even A level standart maths. Work load is crazy still... I have decided to live in a twin room, it will benefit the budget and there would be no need to work part-time
 
 
 
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