UCAS advice for a mature student?Watch
I would really like to go back to studying next year, but am feeling nervous about my chances of making a good application and getting in. Like how do i get across that my first degree (Biology) was basically useless for getting a related job and now I want to re-train in something with better job prospects (I am of course very interested and enthused about the subject i want to go for, but the career opportunities are a big factor in my decision to go back to uni too). Like will that just come across as a bad reason, like will they just think I'm lazy / not looking hard enough in my current field? Currently stuck in an unrelated entry level job with little scope of progressing upwards.
For the first time in years i actually feel excited and looking forward to my future when i think of doing this, and i just really don't want to mess it up.
The university that you’re applying for should be able to help! I know when I visited mine on an open day they had a dedicated personal statement talk with students and lecturers who study in that area so that might be worth an email to your university ☺️