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    I’m currently doing 20 hours part time at a supermarket and I’m wondering if continuing like this through second semester may knock my grades down? (I’ll have to see how I did autumn semester next week when grades are released). Has anyone got any experience on working large amount of hours during second year? If so, did it affect the grades you were getting?
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    20 hours working

    25 hours doing university work

    20 hours any extra curricular work you can find

    20 hours socialising

    10 hours gym

    25 hours doing misc things such as eating, commuting, showering

    How I intend to divide my time at university.

    Still got 48 hours to sleep which is almost 7 per day so for someone that sleeps 3-5 hours a night that leaves some more hours spare
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    (Original post by Hirsty97)
    20 hours working

    25 hours doing university work

    20 hours any extra curricular work you can find

    20 hours socialising

    10 hours gym

    25 hours doing misc things such as eating, commuting, showering

    How I intend to divide my time at university.

    Still got 48 hours to sleep which is almost 7 per day so for someone that sleeps 3-5 hours a night that leaves some more hours spare
    For what it's worth university work, including contact hours, is supposed to be around 40 hours a week. It varies depending on deadlines and workload, but 20 hours wouldn't be enough - there's much more work to do than the contact hours.
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    (Original post by Hppsgm)
    I’m currently doing 20 hours part time at a supermarket and I’m wondering if continuing like this through second semester may knock my grades down? (I’ll have to see how I did autumn semester next week when grades are released). Has anyone got any experience on working large amount of hours during second year? If so, did it affect the grades you were getting?
    Heya, I was doing around 15-20 hours a week of part time work (including commuting time) in my second year at uni. I have a very intense degree--whilst I didn't have that many contact hours (maybe 9-12 hours a week?), I had to do a lot of independent study just to keep up with the content. During this time, my grades definitely suffered--I would get home after a shift and just be too exhausted to do anything but eat and chill out for a few hours and it really cut into my time.

    My University caps working hours at 15/week. Honestly I think that's quite reasonable; and it's ideal I think to stay within 10-15 hours if you can manage living costs still whilst on those hours.
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    20 is a manageable amount, my degree is quite intense as well. I actually did around 35 hours a week on a couple of occasions at work which was unmanageable. But 20 is deffo manageable but ideally 16 is what is preferred
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    (Original post by Hppsgm)
    I’m currently doing 20 hours part time at a supermarket and I’m wondering if continuing like this through second semester may knock my grades down? (I’ll have to see how I did autumn semester next week when grades are released). Has anyone got any experience on working large amount of hours during second year? If so, did it affect the grades you were getting?
    It depends on the intensity of the work not just the hours. A laid back job for 20 hours might be more ok than a demanding job with lots of deadlines for 15 hours, or where you're forced to do overtime or get given 'homework' to read/work on during your 'off' hours. It also depends on the individual - some can deal with this, while others find it easier to stop working in in the 2nd/final year to make sure it doesn't affect grades.
 
 
 
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