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Returning To Education To Boost Your Career.

January 15, 2020 by  
Filed under Education, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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( Getting ahead in your career may mean making some radical steps. Returning to university is not something you may have ever thought that you would ever consider doing, but there are many great reasons why it may be worth your while to do this. 

Whether you have been to university previously or will be looking to attend a course of higher education study for the first time, having some academic studies under your belt could take your career to the next level.

You may be looking to completely change the direction that you are moving in and taking a course of study in a new area of interest may be the way to go to achieve this. 

If you are planning on taking up study as a mature student, here are some tips that may well help you on your way. 

Decide On The Type Of Degree You Want

There have never been so many different options open to people wanting to study. Whatever area of study you can imagine, you will probably find a university pretty close to home that will offer it.

If studying full-time in a university is not an option for you because you want to carry on working full-time, then you may be able to take on a part-time course in the area of study that you are interested in. 

But if attending a university is out of the question, you can do so much online these days. Hofstra University, for example, will allow you to study postgraduate level legal studies courses online. This means you don’t have to move homes, you don’t have to quit your job, and you can build your studies around your life much easier. 

Balancing Your Studies And Personal Life

One of the big things that you need to take on board before you apply to a university course is that there is a lot of work involved in completing your studies. You will also be responsible for managing your own time and your own workload. This can lead to quite a bit of stress if you do not balance and manage your time effectively. 

If you are continuing to work and you have a partner or family at home, you don’t any of these other areas of your life to suffer in order for you to succeed in your studies. 

Create a full schedule of study. Allow yourself plenty of time to do your reading and research. But be strict with your time. Then, stop at the allocated time and either return to your work or enjoy your family time. 

Keeping a specific time for the family is vital. Not only will spending time with them help to lighten your stress, but it will also ensure you don’t damage your personal relationships. 

Remember to always look after your health while you are working hard. Sleep plenty, eat well, and watch out for signs of stress in your life and take plenty of breaks when needed. 

Staff Writer; Larry Poole

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