Hi! I need some help / advice off anyone who is considering going to university as a mature student (or returning as I am).
I'm in my final year of Hispanic Studies, which I have loved, but there is no career related to my course which I want to do. Originally at college I really, really wanted to be a midwife but I was too young and lacking both experience and confidence so I just went for the subject I was best at instead.
Now I'm considering re-training within a couple of years of graduating and doing either a nursing or a midwifery course, but I have a couple of questions:
- Would it be better to retake my A-level in Biology (I got a D once I'd given up on doing midwifery) or to do an access to Higher Education course?
- I know these courses are NHS funded but in terms of living how can I support myself as a mature student? I no longer have access to a student loan of course.
If you can answer either of these or give me any of your own experience related to being a mature student I'd be SO grateful!! Thank you!!!