Part of student life is learning how to balance academic study, part-time work, extra-curricular activity, and their personal life. A timetable, not taking on too much responsibility at once, and getting used to a routine will help students to effectively manage their time.
The reality is that most students will at some point manage their time ineffectively, whether through taking on too much activity to realistically manage, falling behind after a bout of Freshers’ flu, or simply succumbing to the temptation of too many lie-ins on frosty mornings.
Students who undertake paid work on top of their academic studies sometimes find that they were over-optimistic about what they could realistically manage, and have taken on too much work. Students in this position may need to reconsider the number of hours’ paid work that they undertake, if their study time is suffering.
If a student finds they are getting behind on their assignments and may not make their deadlines then they can, in certain circumstances, ask for a deadline extension of a length agreed with the course tutors. Different schools have different policies regarding extensions. Extensions for medical reasons will require the student to get a doctor’s note and fill out a claim form for mitigating circumstances, before the deadline has passed. To find out more, contact the school.