It’s a new year and Matric exams are over. Whether you passed or not, you now have to decide what you’re going to do. By now, you’ve been to countless career days, looked at a number of different career brochures, and know what your friends are studying – but you’re probably more confused than ever!

Sound familiar? Don’t worry – we’ve all been there. Studying full-time can become very expensive, especially if you’re far away from your closest college or university. Added to that, university classes fill up pretty fast. Well, you have another option: distance learning.


Successful distance learning students have a few characteristics in common:


1) They manage their time well

Time management may be the biggest factor involved in your succeeding at your course. You will have to make sure that you work proactively during the year and that you take responsibility for your own studies. It’s up to you to manage your time and to say no to distractions like social media and partying excessively with your friends.


2) They can work independently

Can you work on your own, or do you need a teacher to keep you motivated? Distance learners are able to motivate themselves and can set and achieve their own goals – with little help from others.


3) They rarely procrastinate

Besides managing their time well, distance learners rarely wait until the last minute to complete an assignment.

Distance learners can work independently

Do you have the characteristics of a successful distance learning student?


If your answer to this question is yes, you can consider furthering your education at Oxbridge Academy. Oxbridge Academy is a registered private college where you can study a wide range of short learning programmes and national qualifications via distance learning.


By choosing distance education, you will be able to:

  • Study in your own time from home
  • Maintain a full-time or part-time job while you complete your studies
  • Save time and money by not having to travel to classes
  • Access personal academic support from a tutor whenever you get stuck with your studies


Want to find out more about distance learning?

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Note: This post was originally published on 1 October 2014, and has been updated for freshness and accuracy.