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Hi all!

I'm Robert with age of 44. Planning to start my study in IT as just finished a full stack developer course but would be great to own a degree. Any advice about the possibilities?

Thanks.
Congratulations on completing your full stack developer course! Pursuing a degree in IT is a good idea to complement your skills and enhance your career opportunities.

Research Universities and Colleges: Look for universities or colleges offering IT or computer science programmes. Make sure to check their accreditation and reputation in the field.

Consider Online Programmes: Many reputable universities offer online IT programmes that provide flexibility for working professionals like yourself. This allows you to balance your studies with your other commitments.

Transfer Credits: Since you've already completed a full stack developer course, investigate if you can transfer any credits towards your degree. This could potentially shorten the duration of your studies and reduce costs.

Specialisations: Explore different specialisations within the IT field, such as cybersecurity, data science, or software engineering. Choose a programme that aligns with your interests and career goals. Financial Aid and Scholarships: Research financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, and student loans. Many institutions offer financial assistance for adult learners returning to school.

Work-Study Opportunities: Some universities offer work-study programmes where you can gain practical experience in IT while pursuing your degree. This can be valuable for building your CV and networking within the industry.

Networking: Take advantage of networking opportunities within your chosen programme. Connect with professors, alumni, and fellow students to expand your professional network and gain insights into potential job opportunities.

Stay Updated: The field of IT is constantly evolving, so stay updated on the latest technologies and trends. Consider pursuing certifications or attending workshops and conferences to enhance your skills.

Balancing Work and Study: Balancing work and study can be challenging, so create a realistic schedule that allows you to manage your time effectively. Prioritise your tasks and don't hesitate to seek support from advisors if needed.
Original post by Prdraco
Hi all!
I'm Robert with age of 44. Planning to start my study in IT as just finished a full stack developer course but would be great to own a degree. Any advice about the possibilities?
Thanks.

Hi,
Before I start, I would like to congratulate you on your recent efforts and willingness to get a degree.
We barely have the same journey as I finished a frontend boot camp which was amazing and I found myself a new hobby regarding the tech field. So my next step was to find a school and get a degree, which was quite difficult considering my age and status (international student). Many universities turned me down for unfounded reasons. However the University of Suffolk, after contacting their admissions team, gave me hope and encouraged me to apply for a place, which I now have.
So get in touch with university admissions, tell them your story, and ask them how you can make your dream come true, and from there it will be easy to take the next step.

Adama
Connect with your peers! Our course has someone who is over 50 and has been accepted by everyone. Enjoy your course :smile:
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Original post by University of Suffolk student
Hi,
Before I start, I would like to congratulate you on your recent efforts and willingness to get a degree.
We barely have the same journey as I finished a frontend boot camp which was amazing and I found myself a new hobby regarding the tech field. So my next step was to find a school and get a degree, which was quite difficult considering my age and status (international student). Many universities turned me down for unfounded reasons. However the University of Suffolk, after contacting their admissions team, gave me hope and encouraged me to apply for a place, which I now have.
So get in touch with university admissions, tell them your story, and ask them how you can make your dream come true, and from there it will be easy to take the next step.
Adama

Hi.
That's sounds great. How or get you enough credit to apply? I don't have enough from the python programming, and ful stack course. May I apply without enough credit?

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