Work- Life balance
Making room for study in your life.
Studying well requires balancing your commitments at university with external factors like paid work, family needs and some ‘you’ time.
Make sure that you provide your best chance at success by allowing enough time to meet your commitments at University when you are planning the year ahead.
Most full time students study 4 courses per semester. It is recommended that students devote 10 hours per week to each course. This includes your time in lectures, labs or tutorials and means that you will need to schedule research and reading time to support this learning.
Many of our students have some paid work to support them while they study. Research has shown that it is possible to find balance between these two activities by:
Understanding the requirements of University study
The University has prepared a range of orientation activities that are focussed on readying you for the year ahead. Make sure you attend your Program Information and Enrolment Session and take the Uni Ready Quiz (link to Uni Ready quiz) to find out which activities best suit you.
Put together a timetable of lectures, work commitments and free time each week. Ensure that you leave time for things that you enjoy. Think about engaging with some of our student activities they are a great way of meeting other students and having fun.
Ensure that you have a quiet space for research and reading.
The University has a number of Information Commons that provide computer and wireless access as well as a quiet place for study. Find out more about these by clicking here.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Staying fit and healthy by eating well and exercising helps to manage stress and study well. The University offers a number of services to help with this (drop down text box with links)
Ourimbah - University staff and student gym