Cape Town - Many people consider further studies in an effort to boost their careers or improve their chances of landing a promotion.
With mid-year registrations now open at many higher education institutions, improving your skills is an attractive option. But going back to school years after you thought you had closed the book on studies, is challenging.
“Further study can be very rewarding, bringing new energy and drive into your life, and having a positive impact even beyond the workplace, if certain guidelines are followed,” says Tammy Oppenheim, head of the applied humanities faculty at the Independent Institute of Education.
“However, too often adult students throw in the towel without ensuring they have the basic structures and strategies in place. Studying while having to juggle a job and a family is very stressful and intimidating. Accept that compromises will have to be made.”
Oppenheim proposes some strategies to smooth the path for adult students: