Top tips from distance learning students

Distance learning programmes are an excellent way for you to study while keeping up with work, family, or other commitments. Just because distance learning offers more flexibility than campus-based learning does not mean that there are no challenges, however.

To help you overcome the challenges of studying from home, we’ve collected a few tips for you from some of our own distance learning students at Oxbridge Academy:

Patiswa from Cape Town says that, “You must set aside time to focus on your assignments.” Even if you have to sacrifice some time over the weekend, it will be worth it. She continues her advice by saying, “During the week, read your study book, you can also go through your questions and try to answer them without writing them down.” This will make things easier for you when you are finalising your assignments.

Nonceba says that you should, “Read with understanding and keep up with your time schedule.”

Ditaba from the Free State says that with a distance learning college like Oxbridge Academy, “you can study anywhere in South Africa, on your own time and at your own pace. Oxbridge Academy offers their students qualifications that are recognised nationally.”

Also have a look at what the following students have to say about studying via distance learning:


If you are self-motivated, self-disciplined, and well-organised, then studying via distance learning should not be an issue for you. Yes, it might be easy to fall behind or to forget about the work that you have to do when the hustle and bustle of work and family life takes over, but remember that staying focused on your goals will allow you to take advantage of all the benefits distance learning offers

Also remember that you can create your own study groups with your fellow students, and that you can call on your tutors whenever you need assistance with your studies.

If you have any other advice or tips to offer distance learning students, please feel free to leave a comment below. Or if you would like the opportunity to join our distance learning community at Oxbridge Academy, you can view our course list HERE

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