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    I'm entering my 2nd year at university, studying physics. For about 5-6 weeks, I was thinking of being an Xmas temp at the Royal Mail (have to select an interview slot), once a week, which would be nightshift on Saturday (10pm-6am). However, I'm worried this might affect my grades, since I wont be able to work as much over the weekend, so would like some advice (i.e. whether it's a good idea or not, and whether you'd do it). The pay is around £9/hour

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    You would be able to do personal study during weekday non-lecture time and Sunday evenings. One night shift on a Saturday sounds totally manageable to me.
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    (Original post by bobbricks)
    I'm entering my 2nd year at university, studying physics. For about 5-6 weeks, I was thinking of being an Xmas temp at the Royal Mail (have to select an interview slot), once a week, which would be nightshift on Saturday (10pm-6am). However, I'm worried this might affect my grades, since I wont be able to work as much over the weekend, so would like some advice (i.e. whether it's a good idea or not, and whether you'd do it). The pay is around £9/hour

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    how long did they take to reply i just applied so was wondering
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    (Original post by heretohelp123)
    how long did they take to reply i just applied so was wondering
    About 7 days
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    (Original post by bobbricks)
    About 7 days
    how did they contact you. when is ur interview
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    It'll disrupt your sleep pattern. So it will affect more than just the weekend.
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    (Original post by Cremated_Spatula)
    It'll disrupt your sleep pattern. So it will affect more than just the weekend.
    Will one night shift disrupt sleep pattern? I see that more the result of a regular series of night shifts.

    For example, those that religiously go on a weekend night out, are they unable to maintain study because of seriously disrupted sleep pattern?
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    (Original post by CCC75)
    Will one night shift disrupt sleep pattern? I see that more the result of a regular series of night shifts.

    For example, those that religiously go on a weekend night out, are they unable to maintain study because of seriously disrupted sleep pattern?
    Consistency is better when it comes to sleep, I know being awake for 24 hours and sleeping during the day would affect me throughout the week but not everyone is the same I suppose.

    Not impossible to maintain study, never said it was. By my recollection, most are barely able to maintain study, the rest drop out. Although I imagine religiously going on an all-nighter has a worse aftermath than taking a nightshift.
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    I got into financial turmoil in first year and had to work night shifts in a warehouse.... It was horrible and ruined my grades but I was doing 60 hours a week, you'll be fine with just 8.. And £9/hr is more than descent for a student gig, you'd be making more than most bartenders and shop workers
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    (Original post by CCC75)
    You would be able to do personal study during weekday non-lecture time and Sunday evenings. One night shift on a Saturday sounds totally manageable to me.
    I agree
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    In my first year I worked 1n ight shift a week and one day shift, baring in mind I was only at uni for 10 hours a week over 2 days (Monday and Tuesday) so those 2 days were dedicated to uni work, then I had a day shift on a Thursday and night shift Friday but it was extremely manageable
 
 
 
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