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Top 5 Postgraduate Study Concerns

So you're ready for study round two and you may be a little bit concerned about returning to study. Here are the top 5 most common postgraduate study concerns!

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Top 5 Postgraduate Study Concerns

  1. 1. 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 Studying Round Two The top five common postgraduate study concerns
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. I am too old to study 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 brings. Concern #1
  4. 4. Uni study was so long ago and I’ve forgotten everything 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. Concern #2
  5. 5. I’ve already got so much going on, can I realistically juggle study with family, friends and work? 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! Concern #3
  6. 6. I’m not smart enough to study postgraduate! 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. Concern #4
  7. 7. 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. Concern #5
  8. 8. 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. usq.edu.au 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 study@usq.edu.au CRICOS:QLD00244B NSW02225M TEQSA:PRV12081 19.1.B 08.2014

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