Since graduating from uni as a mature student, I often reflect on my decision to return to education. I was worried that I wouldn’t gain as much from the experience as I would have if I had gone at the ‘right time’. I couldn’t have been more wrong!!!
As I mentioned in my budgeting blog, one of the best ways to increase your income whilst at university is to get a part-time job.
I remember my first few weeks at the University of Worcester well. Everything felt a little bit different, I felt a little unsure and still nervous. Then I got an email asking me to book an appointment for my first tutorial.
Choosing what to study for your degree is going to be one of the hardest, yet most important decisions you will make.
Having graduated from my English Degree and thinking about my next steps, I often ponder over my decision to make Worcester my permanent home. It would be fair to say that I fell in love with the place the first time I visited and have never looked back.
I often get asked by mature students ‘What is it like living in university accommodation?’ I find this question really hard to answer as I never lived on campus, but rented a house privately whilst I was at university.
So, I had taken the leap I had always dreamt of.
I had quit my full-time job after an 11-year career in Financial Services, managed to get through my Access course and coped financially (just!) and now I was heading to university. Money was a worry.
University courses that require interviews can put people off. Don’t let something as small as a 10-minute interview stop you from following your dreams.