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At a crossroads: navigating work and/or family alongside study

Updated Tuesday, 1 August 2023

Studying at university can throw different challenges your way. Balancing the demands of studying with your other commitments, family or employment responsibilities, can mean additional pressures. Try our immersive video-based resource where you can further explore the challenges and consider the student and evidence-informed strategies or supports that will work best for you.

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This interactive was created based on the real-life experiences of undergraduate students across the UK*.

Jaya is studying on laptop stressed at university

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*Source of support

The interactive is based on the real-life stories and self-reported strategies of students collected as part of an Open University funded research project involving 348 undergraduate students. 

It was further informed by consultations with and feedback provided by students from across the UK as part of an Office for Students funded collaborative project called Positive Digital Practices, which has its own resources hub. All of the resources are completely free to access download and use; they aim to help those working in Higher Education embed and sustain positive digital practices that support mental wellbeing for part-time, commuter, and distance learning students.


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