How I used the trimester system to study and work full-time
Bachelor of Business graduate Zehra Rabbani explains how she embarked on a degree at Griffith University while continuing to work full-time.
When I considered returning to university, Griffith’s flexible learning options sealed my decision.
I wanted to expand my knowledge, but I didn’t want to sacrifice my career to complete my degree.
The option to study some subjects online, and across three trimesters, meant that I could keep working full-time while I furthered my education.
This is what I did.
I completed my degree part-time in trimesters one and two, during the busiest part of the work year, and then made up the classes in trimester three.
And when I needed to, I took classes online when I knew I wouldn’t be able to make it in to class.
That meant I still completed a full-time study load for a year and didn’t prolong my degree.
It really took the pressure off.
I didn’t have to compromise my work for study, and I could achieve incredible results in both.
And I was still able to have a social life.
Without Griffith’s flexible options, I wouldn’t have made such a successful return to university.
I would encourage anyone else looking to go back to university to consider how flexible study can help you balance all your work-life commitments.
By Zehra Rabbani