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    So there are some of us who either have to do a placement or have chosen to do a placement as part of their course.

    How do you manage the competing priorities - university requirements and placement requirements? Is there a structure to manage the two/is there leeway when it is necessary, or is it more ad hoc?

    For me, placement takes up a significant proportion of my time. Last year is was four days a week with some university weeks and holidays, this year there are fewer days that i am in university but i still have a lot to do for it. This year i am mostly working three days a week on placement, with university work filling the other days. A big issue for me is being 60 miles away from the university and all its resources, including the library and tutors when you want advice. I am also having to write around 35k words in my time away from placement, as well as an assignment (now handed in) and a presentation

    So what about the rest of you? How do you manage it?
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    I could see this being applicable to quite a few people, I also find this is true of people who work full time in addition to doing uni full time :eek:
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    you sound a lot like me! lol

    im working 4 days each week 70 miles from my home city and uni in a company that's relevant to my degree with two days a week at uni and in april ill have a placement on Mondays in addition to that and then after April ill have a three day placement during the summer along with my job and night surveys for a local group (relevant to the career im after). I manage by doing my uni work in the evenings, seeing my boyfriend Thursday nights or staying overnight on the weekend and leaving in the mornings for work and on Wednesday afternoons as I only have a 9-1 lecture. I joke that Wednesday half days are like a weekend for me as its the least busiest day of the week
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    (Original post by Slowbro93)
    I could see this being applicable to quite a few people, I also find this is true of people who work full time in addition to doing uni full time :eek:
    Not that there's many people like that, luckily for them! I imagine even working part time (and I'm not talking about a part time job you might get as a student necessarily, although of course some people will work a lot) and doing a part time uni course is difficult enough (which is kind of what I'm doing I suppose!)

    (Original post by PinkAcid)
    you sound a lot like me! lol

    im working 4 days each week 70 miles from my home city and uni in a company that's relevant to my degree with two days a week at uni and in april ill have a placement on Mondays in addition to that and then after April ill have a three day placement during the summer along with my job and night surveys for a local group (relevant to the career im after). I manage by doing my uni work in the evenings, seeing my boyfriend Thursday nights or staying overnight on the weekend and leaving in the mornings for work and on Wednesday afternoons as I only have a 9-1 lecture. I joke that Wednesday half days are like a weekend for me as its the least busiest day of the week
    Wow that does sound busy! I do at least live near my placement, so I spend most of my time here. It's only when I've got weeks/odd days in university that I need to travel, but not having everything close by does make the uni part of it more difficult). It is helpful to get work experience for when you graduate and want to get jobs
 
 
 
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