Thanks! I still don't know much about GPA/WAM...is yours average or above average?I did around 5-10 hours of work per week in my first year and am currently on a 6/7 GPA (5.875 cumulative).
If a GPA/WAM like this is good by your standards then I'd recommend approx 10 hours. I think that more than 10 hours may not be good especially if your degree is demanding.
Depends how demanding the degree is outside of your time on campus I guess, and how much money you need. Online lectures aren't a big deal if they are recorded, then you can watch them whenever you want, but if they're live then that will be inconvenient. If you don't need to do a huge amount of work outside of your on-campus time, then work more. If you have a very demanding degree in terms of self-directed study and time-consuming assessments, work less during semester and more during breaks.How many hours per week would be reasonable to work if I am studying full time a fairly demanding degree (3 days at uni plus some online lectures)?
Simplified: WAM (Weighted Average Mark) is the average of your marks, GPA (Grade Point Average) is the average of your grades as allocated a numerical value. Different universities use one or the other, so find out which your uni will be using.I still don't know much about GPA/WAM
One thing to bear in mind here... marks at University are quite different from marks at school. HDs are rare. Some who regularly scored 75-80 at school could be in for a rude shock.Generally (majority of universities, so clarify for your uni, but I'll use this for my example):
Pass: 50 - 64 (4)
Credit: 65 - 74 (5)
Distinction: 75 - 84 (6)
High Distinction: 85 - 100 (7)
So if you scored 68, 75, 83, 86 for your semester one subjects, and 75, 80, 84, 88 for your semester two subjects, your WAM would be 79.88 (if your uni is nice, this would be rounded up), and your GPA would be 6.125.