Managing money, time and life!
Finding ways to manage money, time and life effectively will help you get on well with your studies.
Learning to manage your money when you are studying won't always be easy but having a plan and making sure you get all that you are entitled to can help.
Look at the section on Money Matters to find out what is available to you. Some scholarships and bursaries are free! So, don't miss out and make sure you get all that you are entitled too.
Keeping a work/life balance
Keeping a good balance between home life, study and work (either part-time or full-time) is really important. Managing this effectively will mean you are less stressed, are able to fulfil all your commitments without feeling guilty and can really enjoy what you are doing.
Make time for your family
The most successful relationships are those that make spending time together a priority. Try and ensure you have time with your family as well as for studying. You need to share your hopes and dreams, as well as your fears and keep in touch with what's happening in each others lives.
Don't be a perfectionist – it’s okay to let your standards slip for a while if you have an important deadline to meet.
If you're going through a particularly demanding time and you're lucky enough to have people around who are willing to help, let them.