Summer is an optional session, open to students keen to take on some extra subjects over November - January*. For many of you, summer might mean days by the beach, overseas holidays or even picking up extra work. But for others, using the time to study might be an option.
Not sure if summer is for you? Here are three reasons why students are choosing to take on subjects over the summer session.
You’re busy, working full or part-time or taking on an internship. Summer session is a great way to spread the load over the year and give you more time to balance work and study.
“I studied over summer because I work four days a week, while at uni. I still want to be able to have a good work, study and life balance. For me that gap between spring and autumn session is fairly long - so summer session is a good opportunity to pick up a few extra subjects and hopefully speed up my degree”.
Lighten my load
Maybe you have a busy year ahead, or you're just keen to take on a little less study over Spring and Autumn Session. Summer might be a good way to take on a subject or two and lighten your load for your next session.
“In our degree, the third year subjects can get a lot harder. I didn’t want too much pressure over a session, so I decided to enrol in two subjects over summer session and spread my workload for the other sessions. Takes the pressure off!’
Failed a subject? Or maybe circumstances meant you’re a little behind subject wise. For some students, summer session is a way to catch-up!
“I’m in year 5 of my law degree, which is a bit longer than it should be! I also work as a paralegal. Studying over summer was a chance to move through my remaining subjects a bit quicker and ultimately get admitted to practice law sooner.”
*Note, some block classes may not run for this entire timeframe. The UTS Timetable Planner will include dates for summer subjects.