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30, F/T work and in another country.

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    Hi all,

    Let me start by saying that I always seem to do things the hard way.

    I've recently turned 30 and for the past decade, I have been contemplating going back into studies, namely Law.

    Problem #1: I enjoy earning a salary, I don't wish to live on super noodles, milkless bowls of cereal and the occasional treat of a peanut butter sandwich.

    I work full time as a recruitment consultant, I don't wish to lose this career path, so would like to study part time. I appreciate this may take double the time in terms of duration, though earning what I do, the monetary value of law is not my main motivation and can wait an additional 3 years. (remember, I've been mulling it over for a decade).

    Problem #2 : Through years of opinions of others being thrust upon me, I am some what of the the mind set that the Institute itself is as important as the degree and the grade. With that said, my only options seem to be to study with an open university. Am I to believe that this will discredit the value of my Law degree?

    In conclusion; am I about to spend a heavy amount of funds and time on something that will otherwise be deemed worthless by critics/organisations further down the line?

    Any insight and success stories will be greatly appreciated. (please hold off on the terrible stories, for now).

    Kind regards,


    Problem 2 is a non-problem. The Open uni is a perfectly reasonable way to earn a degree and if it fits with your circumstances then go for it.
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