…by Bassey / from Nigeria / studying MSc Global Health and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning) / 2nd Year (PG)
I am a second-year online learning student studying MSc Global Health and Infectious Diseases. I am also employed full time and married with a child. I started my studies in Nigeria and later relocated to the Gambia. So yes, my hands are full of various commitments! How do I cope? Here are my tips for managing personal commitments with your studies;
- Depending on your circumstance, plan a feasible number of hours to log in and check up on the latest developments in the course. This could be making/ responding to a post on an assessed discussion board or reading lecture materials.
- Understand that things may not always work out, even with the best of intentions so don’t beat yourself up. Dust yourself off and keep moving.
- Regarding assignments; anticipate failures to meet a deadline, communicate this well in advance with your course team to apply for an extension of the deadline.
- Finally, find time to enjoy your life. You can still find quality time for your work, family and studies.
I live in the smiling coast of Africa, the Gambia, and still find time to go for walks at the beach!