Anyone else.................

Discussion in 'Ask a Mum!' started by lulu, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. lulu

    lulu Well-Known Member

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    a student with children???

    I will be 30 in June and have just been offered a uni place on a 4 year degree course. Jack will be almost 3 and this one will be 2 months or so.

    Anyone else studying with children? studied with small children?

    What was it like for you? any advice?

    Thanks :D
     
  2. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    zebrastripes is still at school i think.
     
  3. Xena

    Xena Well-Known Member

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    I'm a uni student, but I'm taking a year out at the mo.

    I did a year whilst Lydia was 12 - 21 months old, and for most of it I was pregnant with Alex as well.

    It was tiring, I won't deny it, and your essay writing / studying gets interrupted a lot, but it's doable.

    I'm going back to uni this september - Lydia will be 3, and Alex will be 13 months.
     
  4. sarafet

    sarafet Well-Known Member

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    i've taken a year out, and go back to uni in september, lo will be a few months old. oh works, so it should be managable.. hopefully :think:

    xxx
     
  5. Christina1979

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    I am a final year student desperately trying to finish my dissertation before little one arrives..... :D

    Good luck with your course :hug:
     
  6. elaine22

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    i'm not at the moment, but plan to be in sept 2009, when LO will be 2...will be a challenge but looking forward to it! :D
     
  7. zebrastripes

    zebrastripes Well-Known Member

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    Yep,i'm a student,in first year of A levels :lol: it's tricky but you can work studying round babys' naptime etc....also,if Willow is awake and I really need to finish something I just put her in her chair and do my essays on the floor-because she loves the rustle of paper,and watching my pen move :lol: I'm quite glad to be back at school,my brain was starting to need some non-baby related excersise
     
  8. Natural mamma

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    I am in uni Its 4 yrs one day a week but 20 hrs home study a week....I have four kiddies....and this one on the way. First year uni is easy (i think) as its purpose is to bring you all up to the same level easier than A level. If you have a supportive partner and its part - time i would go for it. No time like the present :cheer:
     
  9. Babylicious

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    I'm with the ou does that count? I'm old as well at 26 :lol:
     
  10. Bee

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    I've just finished uni doing my teaching degree.

    UP here u have to do a probation year which I am currently in the middle of. I will miss 10 weeks of it which I have to make up. I was going to go back in Aug to finish it but have decided to wait till this time next year when the baby will be a bit older but it will still be tough

    U will be fine! Just stick at it and ask for lots of help - at home and at uni
     
  11. Suzie and Faith

    Suzie and Faith Well-Known Member

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    I did start a degree, and 3 days into it found out i was preggers! I stayed a few months but then realsied i couldnt manage it once babs is born - as i didnt want to use daycare and it was a 5 day a week course.

    I'm now with the OU which i'm hoping will make things easier for me
     
  12. amzhunny

    amzhunny Well-Known Member

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    How do you afford it?

    I would love to do a masters as already have a degree luckily got year before amber decided to make her presence known....

    Any advice would be aprecated
     
  13. lulu

    lulu Well-Known Member

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    wow, thanks for all your replies, feel loads better now.

    I have to make sure I can afford it but there seems to be a lot of help out there, especially for parents wanting to go back to studying!

    There are lots of student finance web pages with loads of info, also a forum called the student room - might be worth asking questions in there about finances etc.
     

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