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Manage your time and work consistently


It is important that you manage your time and work continuously and consistently. Let your module credits be your guide. Have you ever heard about notional hours?

Notional hours refer to the time that the average student would need to attend all classes, study for tests and do assignments and homework. Each credit equals 10 notional hours. 


Your yearbook tells you how many credits you need to earn to get your degree. It could be, for example, 120 credits per year. Multiply this number by 10 to get the notional hours. So, 120 times 10 is 1200 notional hours in one year.

Divide this number by 28 weeks, which is the number of academic lecture weeks in a year. This total gives you approximately 40 hours that you should spend on your studies per week, which is 8 hours per day from Monday to Friday.

Total credits x 10 = notional hours

120 credits x 10 = 1200 notional hours

1200 notional hours/28 weeks = ± 40 hours per week = ±8 hours per day

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