I think as with everything it depends on the course you are doing. There is a huge recommended book list for pharmacy but some of the mature students who have done/are doing have told me that they have just borrowed on long term from the uni library and have only bought books they really wanted and thought they would use again.
(Original post by ashtoreth)
i'm wondering if i can get away with this strategy at uni - so if anyone has any ansas...i'd love to hear ur advice pls
Because I'm excited and raring to go I desperately want to buy loads of books (my Amazon wishlist is very long) but I'm trying to hold off and get them from the library when I start in September or buy them secondhand from previous students.
I'm also desperate to buy lots of stationary but I know I don't need to and it is just as easy to buy it when I actually need it.
Last edited by jami74; 02-07-2012 at 17:30.
i rather suspect we need to be examining our sanity, as opposed to our strength!
(Original post by Soule)
lol yep exactly, I worry about no one wanting to talk to me because I am 20 years older, same situation as you, but going to Surrey in halls of residence, I was even worrying about my new flat mates reactions when they see this older woman joining them.
Will I be able to do the degree? Am I being stupid trying? ya da ya da ya da.
Its all the great unknown, but then it swings round to, 'omg I am going to uni, I can't believe it' and am really excited.
In truth, we will both be fine, and settle in well. This reinvention thing is exciting and bloody scary, but how much strength do we have, to be even doing it?
i keep thinking, if i'm being this feeble minded even doing this crazy thing, how the hell am i gonna have the brains to manage a degree!
tell u, you're really BRAVE to be doing halls. after a previous post u made i did consider it but discarded the idea - largely due to cost, tho age was also a consideration.
that said, i would have to agree lool....we will prob be fine...and if u are anything like me, most don't realise my actual age cos i look a lot younger (according to others anyway) and it's always amusing to see the look on their faces when i tell em that noooo, seriously, i am old enuff to be your mum, now run along pls loooooool
and to add...it annoys me that my age may be a factor, both for others, and in my own head.
sigh...that said, i'm veering back to being totally terrified again
Last edited by ashtoreth; 02-07-2012 at 18:28.