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Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
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    Hi all!

    So I've just received my official unconditional offer from Wolverhampton Uni and I've accepted! I'm 28 years old and I've worked full time since I was a teen so this is a big change for me!

    Just wanted to say Hi and see what advice people would give, if any!

    Hi, I am 30 and just finishing first year at Wolverhampton uni, I was terrified and thought I would be with a load of youngsters and out of my depth with work as I had been out of school education type setting for so long. Do not worry there are just as many mature students as teens and even those I have become good friends with, I'm not even aware of an age gap anymore but saying that I don't go out with them at weekends hah!
    It's the best thing I have ever chosen to do and I would stay here for many more than three years if I could!
    Advice would be to just enjoy it and speak to everyone, especially international students they are more nervous than us! Good luck!

    Hey there. I am 41 years old and approaching my first year exams. I had been working solidly for 20 years previous, with my last formal education being before that.

    Honestly, you will be fine. On my course there is a decent sprinkling of mature students and a few of us have gravitated toward each other to form a contact/study group. There are some really good study preparation workshops on offer in the learning centre, that I attended during the summer before I began my course, which settled my pre-course panic (they are also available rotationally from the beginning of the academic year).

    Time has really flown by and I am enjoying being here. The only time that the age difference is apparent is if you sit near those that incessantly chatter through lectures or are studying in the learning centre silent/quiet zones and a childish group are having a jolly in there.

    Heyy! what course ??
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    Thanks guys! Feel a bit better about it but still very nervous! I'm going to be studying Public Health and I can't wait

    Hi I'm 35 and starting in next month too, even written down that looks scary!
    I am studying English & History. I did a year of full time OU last year and decided to bite the bullet and go to a brick uni.
    I have always lived in Wolves so it seemed the obvious choice.
    I'm married with 2 children 12 & 10. And I'm moving house in 2 weeks I must be mental! If you fancy a chat you know where I am lol.
    And most importantly good luck!
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