I'm not entirely sure how many mature students we've got on TSR so if you'd like to introduce yourself saying which course you're currently doing, why you've returned to education and any previous qualifications then it can at least be a starting point
Hi, I'm 27 and am currently doing a science access couse in sunny Manchester. Hoping to do Physiology next year. I feel really old reading some of the posts. Apparently after you turn 23 your life is over!
Hi, I'm 27 and am currently doing a science access couse in sunny Manchester. Hoping to do Physiology next year. I feel really old reading some of the posts.Apparently after you turn 23 your life is over!
there are a lot of students in my class that are over 23. i feel like an outsider sometimes because they talk about all their experience and everything that they have learned. i don't really know where i'm going with this.... but don't feel old, it is better that you start reading when you are ready for it rather than because everyone else is doing it.
Cheers for the input guys, It was a massive change going back to education I must admit. I hadnt really "learnt" anything for 10 years (since school) so to be plunged back into the world of biology, chemistry and physics was a serious shock to the system! Nearly enough to drive me to drink!! (Good grief, I am turning into a student!)
I'm 29 (not for long, sadly) and have just started an undergraduate degree in Ancient History and Egyptology at UCL.
A bit about my background: I got a degree in modern languages, then converted to law and spent a few years working as a solicitor before deciding to return to intellectual fulfillment and student poverty . Egyptology is something I've been wanting to do for a very long time.
Hi, i'm nikk and 22 years old. I am studying at a BSc in human biology at Plymouth. I returned to education to try and fulfil my ambition to become a doctor (aim to do apply to med school next september).
I used to work as a network engineer for local government but that wasn't really what I have always wanted to do, so took the plunge and here I am!
I deny I am a mature student (makes me sound ancient) my theory is that postgrad students don't count but most people disagree but I thought I'd post here anyway as I'm an oldie. I'm 25 have a degree in English, an MA conversion to law and I'm doing my LPC at sheffield.
23, started college in sept, doing A levels over 2 years in Chemistry, Physics, Biology Maths and at least AS Further Maths. I didnt do access as its one year (full-time) and i have no idea what I would be applying to for uni only two months into the course. Course is going away just trying to juggle work with studies.
Returned to education because i felt brain dead, seriously. The most intellectual stimulation was doing a few sums at work. I basically felt i could do a lot better!
Only worry, uni is 2 yrs away but I have no idea how I will afford it....(no parentaly support for most of us mature students!)