Good morning all!
I am indeed, a mature student, at the grand age of 56. I am in the grip of a major life change, having resigned from a 40 year career in banking which was sucking the life out of me and about to embark on a Psychlogy degree. Did I just put that?
Anyway, like a lot of you out there, I am feeling really anxious about starting, not so much the mixing, but oh my goodness, can I gear my brain up?!! What am I thinking? But I want to work in mental health so if I don't try I'll never know.
There are some great resources out there for handling anxiety and for many, I know there will be a host of other things that you 18 undergraduates will be experiencing. Away from home etc. I think right now, if you are out there feeling anxious, it's normal so seek out whatever support you need. Good luck to you all and wish me luck too!
A very mature students take on new student anxiety Watch
- Thread Starter
- 15-09-2016 11:34
- 15-09-2016 11:39
I'm 68 and just done my first year in Criminology. I have really bad anxiety/panics because of childhood abuse. I always have to sit in the front near the door for lectures/seminars, but I get a lot of help at uni and have a mentor, so hoping my 2nd year will be better. X
- 15-09-2016 11:48
I have utter admiration for the strength it must have taken to pack in a job you'd had for so long in the pursuit of something better! Puts things in perspective when I moan that I'm too old to change career (I'm 24!).*
Hope it all works out! Good luck with it all.*
- 15-09-2016 12:13
Wow.you must have some serious determination...
- 15-09-2016 19:47
This thread is inspirational. I wish everyone here the absolute best of luck in your new career paths.
- 15-09-2016 19:56
How lovely to hear. The very best of luck to anyone embarking on returning to education later in life.