Am a 22 year old single mum of a 2yr old boy and am starting my access course in March. (Am doing the psychology based route). Just wondered if any other mums on here were starting up soon too? Been out of the game a few years so really hoping I can overcome any tiredness, stress etc. that throws me off as I'll be pretty rusty to start with as it is!
Hi. Cheers for the reply Did you do the access course first? Everyone seems to agree that it's down to good time management so I'm hoping if I just stick to it and drink a lot of coffee it'll be fine. Must be tiring if you have two! I find the one pretty cheeky at times :P x
Hi I am on my last year(hopefully., time management, organised notes will get you through. I have 4 kids one with a disability and I have done ok, it's daunting at first but once you get into it it's fine
Having children is tiring and my kids are hard work during the day but I study when they go to bed and get up an hour before them.
I also have a routine that I stick to in order to keep up with housework and getting all the other mum duties done.
I didn't do the access course because I previously attended a brick uni but couldn't keep it up due to lack of reliable and affordable childcare. Determination will get you through and I have already seen with the OU that they seem very helpful to those new learners and I feel my study skills have already improved going through my module activities.
I'm starting in April, an Open degree. First course is business as this primarily what I want to specialise in. Have 3 boys at home, tiny bit worried but have evenings so should be ok. Tad nervous and worried but I'm also determined as hell!
Same. He goes down at 7 so I know I have the time but you know what it's like :P early mornings, long days etc so hoping I just get used to being more tired, like when he was little. It's for both of us though so that on it's own should be enough...(I hope)! Good luck
Good luck to you too! We'll be fine, we'll be great in fact! I'm up at 6/6:30 as it is I can't get up any earlier. Evenings and one afternoon a week it is. I've applied for a tuition fee loan, how complicated is one form? My brain hurts!
I started last year and love it. My husband and I had a row over a number of things, he always blames things on my course, he put his foot down saying I had to stop. I then realise the course was more important to me than my H. He hasn't said it again 7 months later and has become very supportive
Me I'm so excited but worried about balancing my time. My DS is 10 months. My DP is in the Army and only comes home at weekends so I'm pretty much on my own. I just completed a credit transfer for the Open degree. Iv got to do 30 2nd year credits - iv registered onto this module which starts in May, then I'll start the 3rd year modules in September/October. I'm starting with one which I guess is good as it will ease me back in gently (ish). Hopefully I'll work out how to fit everything in. Good Luck to everyone starting in April x