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    I am pretty sure this is a bad idea but I wanted ask other people. I am 23 and am considering applying for Uni 18/19. I studied Drama, film studies and English Lit for A-Levels and went on to do a HND in Journalism. I couldn't go to uni after that for health reasons and just really want to go back to make more of my life. The subjects that I am interested in now could not be further from the subjects I studied at school. I am considering neurology and/or Mental Health nursing. I read up about these a lot and have a lot of knowledge on them anyway (I am epileptic) and I know that doesn't necessarily make me an expert but this is something I am really interested in. Is it a bad idea to apply for courses like these considering I have a media studies background? Any advice is appreciated.
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    (Original post by Meganarnie)
    I am pretty sure this is a bad idea but I wanted ask other people. I am 23 and am considering applying for Uni 18/19. I studied Drama, film studies and English Lit for A-Levels and went on to do a HND in Journalism. I couldn't go to uni after that for health reasons and just really want to go back to make more of my life. The subjects that I am interested in now could not be further from the subjects I studied at school. I am considering neurology and/or Mental Health nursing. I read up about these a lot and have a lot of knowledge on them anyway (I am epileptic) and I know that doesn't necessarily make me an expert but this is something I am really interested in. Is it a bad idea to apply for courses like these considering I have a media studies background? Any advice is appreciated.
    If it's something you absolutely want to do, it's not necessarily a bad idea. What I would advise is that you contact the admissions for the universities you are interested in. They would be better equipped to advise you and if there is any remedial work you can do. A popular route for mature students is doing an access course in the pathway you're interested in (health in your case). Also, check the entry requirements for the courses; do you meet them? Universities will also take things like life experience/work etc into account. For nursing courses, in particular, some form of work experience may bolster your chances.

    I completed an access course in humanities recently and I will hopefully be going to uni next year.
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    If it's something you wish to do, it's not a bad idea. If the A Levels you have aren't going to meet the entry requirements, you could try applying for a course with a Foundation Year, or try taking an Access Course at a college before applying for the degree. Both are popular routes for mature students to find there ways onto degree courses, and I know of a few who are taking the Foundation Year route.
 
 
 

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