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    Hi All,

    This is my first post TSR. I am in need of some advice..
    I am seriously looking into starting a 6 year part time BA degree in Childhood & Youth Studies. I am 24 and work full time in an office environment and am a bit nervous about taking the leap.
    The reason I am only now considering university and not back when I left college is because I didn't know what I wanted to do back then.

    I just wanted to see if any of you reading this has completed or is currently studying a degree with open university over a 6 year period and how you find managing the work load on top of full time work?

    And also as it has been 6 years since I left college, how difficult did any of you find it getting back into learning and studying?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hi All,

    This is my first post TSR. I am in need of some advice..
    I am seriously looking into starting a 6 year part time BA degree in Childhood & Youth Studies. I am 24 and work full time in an office environment and am a bit nervous about taking the leap.
    The reason I am only now considering university and not back when I left college is because I didn't know what I wanted to do back then.

    I just wanted to see if any of you reading this has completed or is currently studying a degree with open university over a 6 year period and how you find managing the work load on top of full time work?

    And also as it has been 6 years since I left college, how difficult did any of you find it getting back into learning and studying?

    Thanks in advance.

    I started studying with the OU last year. I chose to do an Open Degree, with my first module being psychology. I'd never studied psychology, so wasn't sure if I'd enjoy it. I'm going to change my degree to a named degree in Psychology and Counselling.

    I found the workload completely manageable. I work as an English teacher, and have a part-time tutoring job in the evenings as well, but I find that even with two jobs, I still had no problem completing the work.

    When you start with the OU, I feel they do a really good job of breaking you in if you haven't studied for a while. I was out of education for about 8 years when I started and found it perfectly doable.

    If you're working full time and want to work towards a degree, I would definitely recommend it.
 
 
 
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