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Balancing work, family and education

Balancing work, family and education

At CU London there are lots of ways we’ve designed our courses to help you juggle your new study needs with your work and family commitments.

Just two days a week on campus

The rest of your studying can be done in your own time, so you can fit academic work around your work or home life.

There are no end of year exams, so you can forget about long periods of panic fuelled revision. Instead, ongoing assessments vary by course and could include coursework, essays, practical work, group work, tests or presentations.

Starting dates throughout the year

Our course modules are studied in ‘blocks’ of six weeks, and you can start your degree at the start of any block, meaning that you don’t have to wait until September rolls around and you take the leap when you are ready.

Try our free online mini-course, Connect to learn more about what it’s like returning to education as an adult.

Essential tips for managing your work-life balance:

Organise your time

Review your diary and dial back other commitments while you study. Carve out dedicated time when you can study without distraction and stick to a regular schedule.

Organise your mind

If things start feeling a bit much, our Student Support team are here to help your health and wellbeing. Students can access professional advice or emotional support through our Welfare and Disability Officer and our Student Councillor.

Organise your finance

Most students are able to apply for tuition and maintenance loans that can really help ease financial concerns. Head to our Finance section to find out what’s available and how to apply.

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