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anyone realised they simply don't have the time to continue with Open University and dropped out?

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meglet Fri 22-Aug-14 17:51:06

I've been struggling for a few months now. I thought it would fit in with the dc's and work, but I have so little free time I don't think it's doing me any good plodding through it.

My latest module has been 6 months long and the house and my sanity has gone to rack and ruin sad. 5yo DD doesn't sleep until around 10pm (she often mucks about so I have to deal with that) and as a result I don't get time to study until late in the evening. I only get a couple of hours on the 2 days I don't work and I'm on my own with the dc's (7 & 5)all weekend.

I find the studying interesting, I wouldn't find it hard if I didn't have so much on plate but it's like a millstone around my neck. I just found out that the shorter accounting module I really wanted to do can't be included on this course so I would need to start my next module in Oct finishing next spring / summer. And I'm 4 weeks behind on my current module because I haven't had a break since the schools broke up, I've got 2 days to scrape it together when the term starts.

God, I sound miserable sad. It feels like my last chance for studying is about to go but I don't think I can continue because of the effect it has on me and the dc's time together. And studying in the dark after a days work and putting the dc's to bed is too much <<sigh>>.

This is a bit like when to give up bf. I was happier when I chucked that in hmm.

Floundering Fri 22-Aug-14 23:00:00

Can youtalk to your tuto & maybe get a deferment?

Floundering Fri 22-Aug-14 23:03:56


meglet Sat 23-Aug-14 19:55:40

I've e-mailed and asked what they suggest. You know when you're a bit overwhelmed that you don't know what to do, that's me at the moment.

My work books are still laid out on the table, not sure whether I'll have the time and brain space to try and chip away at it.

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