Right, so the other study was a warm up for the future. And it went pretty well. I managed (just) to do two units at once. I really only studied Mon-Wed as the rest of the time I was either in Sydney where I couldn’t study or otherwise occupied.
Next year is shaping up one of two ways. I thought my only option was to attend a University. That was going to require some serious negotiation with my new supervisor to get time of during work to attend classes. Wasn’t looking forward to that discussion at all. But the application went in through UAC ten days ago.
Last week I found a distance learning option through the same Open University that I did the other units. If you’re not familiar, Open Uni isn’t a standalone mob, rather its a central hub for you to access units and degrees at some of the best universities in the country.
Anyway, so I have a couple of details to check out but that certainly looks like the best option, giving me flexibility while being in a great position in three years time to jump or stay in my current employment.
Being at home I will have all my computers and stuff so will have “more” time to study. Though of course until bed time, there will be more distractions around 🙂 Plus in my new position I will be able to take my phone and tablet into the office so if its slow, or on lunch breaks etc I can study at work, or listen to lectures etc.