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Please come and give me a big (verbal!) kick up the arse!

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AmyStake Sat 28-May-11 20:41:06

I left school at 16 with GCSE's, didn't go to college or uni as I didn't know what I wanted to do. Now I'm in my late twenties and I've found a degree I definitely want to do, but I'm scared! I haven't studied for 10 years and the cost of the degree is scaring me as well - 3 years at £3750 a year! I don't have any debts so the thought of owing that is terrifying me, but this degree would really, really open up my career prospects and allow me to open my own business. But I'm holding myself back!

I'm going to the college open day in July (it's also 50 miles away, it's a one day a week study at the college as very few places do Opthalmic Dispensing and I don't have a car). I know I should just do it, it would be so good for me, but I'm wavering! This would honestly set me up for life doing something I love.

I am such a tom tit!

sloggies Sat 28-May-11 20:56:25

Give it a go! I went back as a mature student, and have not regretted. Education is never wasted.

Numberfour Tue 14-Jun-11 06:45:24

Definitely do it - you will regret it for the rest of your life if you do not that that opportunity! Also, if your heart is set on it, then you will love it.

I am also a mature student and am currently doing a Masters and I am loving it! No idea how I will pay for the second year, but that will somehow sort it self out. There are ways of getting cheap loans so have a look around. Depending on the course, you may even get a bursary from somewhere like your local authority, charities etc. Have a look around.

Good luck!

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