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Combining study with family

P Afra Hmensa Wednesday 24 March, 10.30-11.30am, Workshop 4F, Wilson D Block

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14 March 2010

P Afra Hmensa

Wednesday 24 March, 10.30-11.30am
Workshop 4F

Wilson D Block, HR Learning & Development Centre, Room 4

This session looks at techniques and principles for successfully combining study and family life. It also considers the inclusion of paid work into the mix and the resulting time management needs! Case studies of successful students will be presented and their key strategies highlighted. Furthermore, the session examines a small survey which was carried out recently amongst OU postgraduate students who share their top tips for maintaining a reasonable study/life balance. Participants will have the chance to consider the survey ideas and to share their own ways of coping.

P. Afrakoma Hmensa is a full-time Ph.D. student at the Centre of Language and Communication in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies, The Open University.  She holds both BA & MPhil degrees in English and Linguistics from the University of Ghana and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology respectively. She has since had her MRes in Education from the Open University and is currently working towards a Ph.D. titled Communicative strategies in Ghanaian radio ads: the producer, the text and the audience. She is particularly interested in language use in the media, in second-language situations, and also in technologically mediated communication and has recently co-authored a  chapter on Ghana in M. Krzanowksi (Ed.) 2009, English for occupational and academic purposes in developing, emerging and least developed countries. She has combined study and family life throughout her second and third degrees.

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