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Time Management Tips for Flexible Learning Students

Tue 21 Jun 2016

Time Management Tips for Flexible Learning Students

Be Realistic with Your Flexible Learning Schedule
Earn Your Degree One Day At A Time
Get a Helping Hand from Your Flexible Learning Tutors & Classmates
Students in Flexible Learning Courses Can Afford to Take Time to Relax

A Masters degree can make all the difference for professionals in creative industries. It can allow them to qualify for promotion or take on more challenging projects, attract new clients to grow their business, or simply give them space to grow and develop their skills in a new creative pursuit.

Unfortunately, many professionals find it difficult to balance further study around their existing career and other commitments. While blended learning provides students with a lot more room to create their own schedules, it can still be challenge to juggle all of your competing priorities. 

So, how can flexible learning students make it easier for themselves? Read on to find out.

Be Realistic with Your Flexible Learning Schedule

Once you begin your online MA course, the first thing you should do is create a schedule for yourself. This will give you a good starting point and help you to get into the habit of incorporating your studies into your daily routine.

With flexible learning, you can review your schedule as you progress in your course to find the right balance between your studies and other commitments.

Having said that, it’s important not to put undue pressure on yourself to do too much too soon. It is flexible learning, after all, so be flexible about it. Review your schedule after a few weeks and make changes if you aren’t finding the right balance between your coursework and other commitments.

Earn Your Degree One Day At A Time

When you’re in charge of your own schedule, you don’t necessarily have to set aside large blocks of time in order to complete your work. 

Try doing just a small amount each evening after work, and you’ll be surprised by how quickly you’ll make progress. You could even do a little during a long work commute, or while waiting for appointments, and turn otherwise dead time into time spent progressing towards a better career.

 Flexible learning lets you study anywhere at any time

Get a Helping Hand from Your Flexible Learning Tutors & Classmates

If you feel like you’re struggling to manage your coursework, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Tutors in flexible learning courses are available every day to offer their guidance and support, and will happily make an appointment for an online feedback session.

Your flexible learning tutors are always available to offer guidance and support through online feedback sessions.

Your fellow students can be a valuable source of study tips and coursework advice. Falmouth’s MA courses are structured to encourage networking and regular interaction among students, with plenty of opportunities for online discussion and group collaboration.

Students in Flexible Learning Courses Can Afford to Take Time to Relax

While you might be anxious to get through your work and earn your degree as quickly as possible, it’s important to make time to relax and enjoy yourself, so that you don’t put yourself at risk of being burnt out. Getting enough sleep and exercising is also crucial, and being well rested and energetic will help you get better results as you work through your course.

You should also take some time to congratulate yourself on a job well done, perhaps doing something for yourself after completing a difficult task or project. After all, you’ve taken on a huge challenge, and you should treat it that way, rewarding yourself for your successes.

 Taking the time to relax during your studies is important to your wellbeing

Interested in earning your master’s degree?

Contact us to find out more about flexible learning online.