I was wondering if there are any mature students on here that are studying/have studied for Geology or Geography based subjects?
I am 27 and am hoping to start studying for a BSc in Geology (F600) in 2013 at the grand old age of 30.
In the mean time I am putting myself through a GCSE math course (I got a D at school 11 years ago) and then next year I will be doing a two year science based Access To Higher Education course, this is at the recommendation of the University, in order to meet the entry requirements.
When I have finished the GCSE math and the AHE course in 3 years time I will have to leave my well paid full time job to start Uni in the hope that one day I will be able to work in a field (excuse the pun) which i'm interested in.
I'm starting to get over my initial excitement at the thought of studying the earth and gaining the relevant qualifications to get myself a job in the outdoors, and am now starting to feel quite worried.
What's worrying me most is, - "What if I don't get accepted into Birmingham". I can't really go moving my family to another city so I can quit my job and start Uni.
Any input from current / former mature students would be greatly appreciated.
EDIT: Also, for any current students, mature or not, how did you find the application process and getting accepted? Is Geology a particularly popular course?
What do you think?