It is quite funny because the biggest challenge is also the biggest advantage.

From one angle you can continue with your all duties, but at the same time it can be challenging to accommodate additional time for studying. I think personally that the biggest challenge is at the beginning when you have to find your own way of studying – whether you like to study on your way to work, during the evening or maybe during the night-time when everyone at home is asleep.

Studying online teaches discipline, and this is an additional challenge. You have to be disciplined, or learn how to be, as there is no one telling you that you have to study two, three or five hours today. The deadline is there, and you have to be ready.

Whether you are disciplined or not, it does not matter, because this is the best way to learn how to do it. Tutors helped me to learn how to manage my time. They and the whole staff were always there if I needed them. The first few months were probably the most challenging, but the further along I was in the course, the more I knew how to overcome my challenges and where to look for the answers.

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Grace Araba

I am inspiring people even outside my family already. They believe if at my age I am doing a degree, then why not.

Serina Jonas

I set out to earn a living instead of studying, but despite this choice I always wanted to fulfil my ambition to have a qualification.

Dr Obinna Orjingene

I have been able to use the modules I am learning in my real-life work experiences which is amazing and makes studying a lot easier!