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    Hi, I really fear that I won't be able to study AND work part-time at the same time which I will definitely need to do because my mom won't be able to cover all future expenses. Is there someone here that manages to do both things? I need advice!
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    Hi, I really fear that I won't be able to study AND work part-time at the same time which I will definitely need to do because my mom won't be able to cover all future expenses. Is there someone here that manages to do both things? I need advice!
    Plenty of people do it - it is estimated nearly a third of students will have some form of part-time job during term time.

    You have to be discplined but most people can manage it to some level. Some of the courses that have more contact hours (typically sciences subjects with lab work etc) can make it more difficult.

    It can help finding a job with flexible hours so you can balance fluctations in commitments to your studies (such as deadlines/exams), and increase hours when you can. Some people find it easier working on campus/for the university too so there is less travelling.
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    I worked full time and had three jobs, its deffo doable!
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    Absolutely! I did a full time degree and worked two part time jobs. It's all about time management and organisation, but do remember your degree must come first. It's hard work though so don't burn yourself out - and leave plenty of time to have fun too!

    Zero hours contracts can actually come in useful as a student as you're not obligated to accept any shifts you're offered, so if you need more time to catch up on some reading or you have exams coming up you can work less. That's what I did and it worked well for me! If you're not comfortable with not having regular hours, you need to work out how much time you need to attend lectures, do your readings etc. and find a job with shifts that work around that.

    Just be careful not to burn yourself out, leave plenty of time for your studies and social life, and you'll be fine!
 
 
 
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