U N I V ER S I T Y O F S O U T H ER N Q U EE N S L A N D
The top five
Let’s address the top five common postgraduate
study concerns and highlight how we’ve got your back!
So you’re ready for round two and you may be a little
bit concerned about returning to study. It’s perfectly
normal to be worried about taking the plunge again.
I am too old
You won’t be the oldest person studying
on-campus or online and as a postgraduate
student, you may have more grey hairs than
the first time around, but you are never too
old to learn something new. We have seen
many students think they were too
‘old’ initially, but then go on to
succeed in following their passion.
We are lucky to have students
from different age groups study
with us and know you will
benefit from the skills and
life experiences this diversity
Uni study was
so long ago and
If your undergraduate degree was completed
a while ago, it’s normal to be a bit worried
about whether you’ll be able to get back
into the rhythm of study. Like riding a bike,
from the moment you open your textbook
and sit down, the memories will come
flooding back. (Ok, stop reminiscing about
your shoulder pads and wild parties and read
on). You’re definitely at an advantage, the
lessons you learnt the first time will help you
make the most of your learning style.
I’ve already got so
much going on,
can I realistically
juggle study with
In a short answer, yes you will. You’ve
already got the skills to prioritise and
manage your time with your family and
work commitments. Use a calendar/diary/phone to
map a normal day and look for opportunities to fit
in study. 30 minutes before you get ready for work
and your hour lunch break equal time to pursue your
passion and follow your career aspirations. The time
spent away from your family will be worth it when they
see you cross the stage at graduation. You’ve already
got an incredible support network, you can do this!
I’m not smart
enough to study
Where’s your positivity? You can do this!
Postgraduate study can seem like such a
leap from your undergraduate degree,
but you’re actually more prepared
than you think you are! We
will help you succeed in your
studies by building in subjects
to help refresh important
academic skills and make
sure you do the best you
possibly can. Your industry
experience will come in
handy with your assessments
and you’ll have plenty of
opportunity to use your new
skills in your workplace.
Is it worth it?
Of course it is. Your promotion or dream job
is definitely worth the time it will take for
you to complete your postgraduate study.
It’s easy to make excuses and keep putting
it off, but you deserve to spend the time
following your passion and succeeding in
your professional life. With a postgraduate
degree, you will have the tools to succeed in
your dream career.
Congrats on taking the first step
to consider furthering your career
and following your passion.
We want to help you get
there and if you’re still worried,
talk to us!
We’ve been helping students
graduate and pursue their dream
job for over 45 years.
If you want to find out more about how we
can support you with your postgraduate
studies, chat to us about your options!
1800 269 500
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