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This will be my second semester for a Masters in taxation law (don't as - yes I am insane!). Last semester was coursework and not too bad at all. This semester though I start doing research topics and longer assignments. I am slightly terrified at the thought of a 10000 word essay!

 

Anyone else doing post grad?

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Staying Strange

Good luck! I just finished post grad last year. The research subject was definitely more time consuming than my coursework subject but I'm glad I did it. Good luck with your course

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fritzkitz

Hello,

 

I'm about to start Masters in Teaching. Have enrolled full-time. Not sure how I'm quite going to manage it!! I believe it is all coursework though, so hopefully not too bad.

 

10,000 words on taxation law does sound insane! :omg:

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UniKitty

Masters in Public Health here.

I work fulltime too so doing 1 unit at a time external.

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Astrocyte

Masters in Public Health here.

I work fulltime too so doing 1 unit at a time external.

 

I’m also studying public health. Last semester I was part time but this semester I am full time. I study it as a distance student as I live in Victoria but the course is in Sydney. Really looking forward to doing the core units as last semester I did an elective. Can not wait to do the research subjects next year.

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It's Percy

I'm full time - long story but pretty much lived overseas for a long time and no one here in Australia would recognise my overseas experience so decided to go back to study.

 

I'm hoping they give us some guidance as to what we need to research as I honestly have no idea on what to do!

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CrankyM

I’m doing a Masters in Information Studies specialising in Data Management. Translation I’m a librarian who is specialising in data management specifically research data management.

 

I’m feeling very ambivalent about it at the moment as the course units were changed and I’m not sure I can complete enough units to actually get the degree. It’s complicated by having done a bachelor in information studies that cancels out being able to do a number of units as I’ve already done their equivalent. And the “extended essay” unit I have to do makes me feel sick as I don’t do well at any unit requiring me to come up with an idea of my own. I want to be told what to create and essay on. I’m just doing 1 unit per a semester and have 4 left to do (but can only do 3 unless the course coordinator can find another unit for me to do).

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i-believe-in-miracles

I am doing Grad Dip in cardiac ultrasound through QUT. I am an RN which has enabled me to gain entry, along with a cardiac sonographer trainee position which I have been doing since October. Loving the work so far (although very complex) and am looking forward to consolidating the practical with the theory.

I do feel like a sucker for punishment returning to study though as I only graduated from B. nursing two years ago!

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steppy

I’m doing a Masters in Information Studies specialising in Data Management. Translation I’m a librarian who is specialising in data management specifically research data management.

 

I’m feeling very ambivalent about it at the moment as the course units were changed and I’m not sure I can complete enough units to actually get the degree. It’s complicated by having done a bachelor in information studies that cancels out being able to do a number of units as I’ve already done their equivalent. And the “extended essay” unit I have to do makes me feel sick as I don’t do well at any unit requiring me to come up with an idea of my own. I want to be told what to create and essay on. I’m just doing 1 unit per a semester and have 4 left to do (but can only do 3 unless the course coordinator can find another unit for me to do).

 

Huh? Why can't they just give you credit for the equivalent units? And if they can't credit you, why not just let you PAY to do their units? That sounds crazy.

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CrankyM

 

 

Huh? Why can't they just give you credit for the equivalent units? And if they can't credit you, why not just let you PAY to do their units? That sounds crazy.

 

Because I’m maxed out on the credit allowed. I got the maximum credits allowed for my bachelor. (Meaning I only need to do 6 units to complete the masters).

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Quay11

I haven't enrolled yet but have been accepted into a Masters of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. I'm still trying to work out what I want to do (engineer, but I'm needing to move on from my current role).

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rubyskye

I’m doing a Masters in Information Studies specialising in Data Management. Translation I’m a librarian who is specialising in data management specifically research data management.

 

I’m feeling very ambivalent about it at the moment as the course units were changed and I’m not sure I can complete enough units to actually get the degree. It’s complicated by having done a bachelor in information studies that cancels out being able to do a number of units as I’ve already done their equivalent. And the “extended essay” unit I have to do makes me feel sick as I don’t do well at any unit requiring me to come up with an idea of my own. I want to be told what to create and essay on. I’m just doing 1 unit per a semester and have 4 left to do (but can only do 3 unless the course coordinator can find another unit for me to do).

 

Hi Maya, I'm currently studying a Bachelor of Arts, with having the Masters of Information Studies in mind to become a Librarian.

 

Would you say being a Librarian is a family friendly career? In terms of hours etc. I have a friend who is a Library Technician and says its a great job.

 

Thanks :)

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SeaPrincess

I just finished my Masters at the end of last year. I started part-time, but quit my job a year ago to study full-time and did coursework at the same time as my project. Overall I had a total enrolment at 1.25 of full-time load, but I did most of the project work after the end of first semester's full-time coursework was finished.

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VVV

Sigh yes, although I promised myself I was done after my CPA. I’m doing Masters Business Analytics.

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Bethlehem Babe

Last semester. Masters of environmental science and management.

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FuzzyChocolateToes
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I'm doing a postgrad diploma in nursing on-line. Planning to do the Masters next year.

Currently freaking out as I have a 2000 word assignment due on Sunday and I couldn't start it this weekend as there was a problem accessing the library's e- book catalogue. :(

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RichardParker

Can I ask how old are people’s kids? And are you also working? I’d love to do some study but both kids aren’t yet at school/ and I work as well/ I feel like I should wait a couple of years...

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Bethlehem Babe
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Can I ask how old are people’s kids? And are you also working? I’d love to do some study but both kids aren’t yet at school/ and I work as well/ I feel like I should wait a couple of years...

 

My Dh did his engineering degree while both children were at home and young- two subjects per semester from when youngest was born. He worked full time too.

 

I picked up all the house work and most of the childcare and worked part time.

His course (And he was bright enough) was very much able to be done with just the equations and understanding, until he got to his dissertation. That was completely research based. He would get home, see the kids for an hour then go into the study. All weekend was in the study, except for an hour or so a day.

It’s doable but a lot of sacrifice for all. I vividly remember eldest saying “I know, you can’t come to the park/play because you have to study”.

 

I went back when kids were 5 (preschool) and 9 (school) and working part time still. I’m not so bright so have to plug through all the work to get it. After bed time for the kids I usually get a few hours done. More on weekends and when the assessments are due.

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Can I ask how old are people’s kids? And are you also working? I’d love to do some study but both kids aren’t yet at school/ and I work as well/ I feel like I should wait a couple of years...

 

I went back to uni while working full-time and got pregnant in my first year. I had all 3 children while studying, and finished when the youngest was 2 and the eldest in FYOS. It took me a total of 8 years, with 2 years off when we moved to a remote community with DH’s work.

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Yep, I'm doing a Master of Education, in my second and final year. 8 coursework subjects done, will begin my dissertation in May.

 

It's been a massive juggle, working full-time in a very demanding job, husband works long hours, one kid aged 12, just started high school, one aged 9 in primary. I always study on Sunday mornings, at least 4 hours, just shut myself in the office and plough through the reading etc. I often do my research at night while kids are doing homework, I use endnote and trawl for journal articles and then save them for potential use in assignments. When assignment some around, I have taken a day of rec leave for each one, and just smashed it out. Turns out it is possible to write a 4000 word essay in one day when you know that's the only time you'll get to do it!

 

My mother died mid-way through my second semester last year and I knew that if I could keep going and not drop the ball, I could do anything. So I did somehow keep going (my mum would have been bloody furious if I'd dropped the ball!!) and ended up with high distinctions. Very, very proud of myself.

 

What's made it less of a struggle has been how interesting I've found the content and how relevant it is to my work. I have lightbulb moments all the time, where I read something in a journal and go oh wow, that is exactly what happened in xyz matter and now I have an idea of why, and what I could do to fix it.

 

It's also been fantastic to do something just for me, even though it's a juggle. And important for my kids to see me as a lifelong learner, I think that's absolutely invaluable.

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FuzzyChocolateToes

I waited until my kids were at school. I work p/t and I'm studying p/t. We are supposed to allow 18 hours for reading per week.

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