Of course, right now we’re in the summer, but soon enough, school is going to roll back around. And even as an adult, there’s a good chance term time is coming for you as well – shopping for school supplies is not just for kids!
So, if you’re an adult with an interest in furthering your education, make sure you take a look through the list of supplies we’ve compiled below. We want to make it easier and accessible to get the training that you want, and sometimes that means you need to do your research!
Even a stack of textbooks could be outdated – are they right for your adult learning opportunities? (Source)
Get a New Computer
Or laptop, if you’re someone who’s on the go and want to take your resources with you. Because if you have consistent access to a computer, and an internet connection, it’s going to be a lot easier to commit to the course you’ve taken from Rutgers University! You won’t have to fob your learning time off with an hour in the evening here and there – if you commute, you can learn as you get to and from work.
But on the whole, a new computer guarantees you won’t run into any problems with the way you learn. You’ll have a laptop that’s solely dedicated to your education, with plenty of storage and battery life to go with it.
Get a Student Discount Card
Even when you’re an adult, and worried that no one is going to believe you’re a student when you tell them at the checkout, you’re still eligible for getting a student discount card. When you’re learning part time, there’s a good chance you’ve had to take time off work, so things are going to get a lot more expensive for you!
Get to know the best discount schemes, get into their terms and conditions, and don’t be afraid to outright ask if you’re allowed to join their scheme. A lot of adult students are legally allowed to sign up, even when that’s not advertised!
Plan Your Travel Time
If you’re going to have very little disposable time in your days, as most adults often have no time to themselves, you’re going to need to keep an eye on your travel time. And if that means staying a bit longer at work in the evenings, or in the coffee shop/library next door, because the next train home takes twice as long as the one after it, so be it! You can put this stagnating time to good use in your studies!
So, how are you feeling about furthering your education? Hopefully quite excited! But going back to school, as an adult, can be a struggle. You might feel out of place, you might get quite stressed out from time to time, but it’s still a worthy pursuit. Make sure your studies work for you, and work around you, and it’s going to be a lot easier on your lifestyle and your schedule.