hi! im about to go into my final year of a forensic science and psychology degree. My DS was only 10 months old wheen i returned after taking a a year out to have him, and not miss alll those lovely things that they do in the first year!
plus do you have a partner/ family about? if so will he be able to help, then again im a lone parent and i manage fine, although it really helps that family live over the road.
i would advise you to make sure that you are organised, it comes with practice as you will know, i tend to record all lectures and then listen to them on route to the same one a week later, plus i write how many weeks untill assignments etc are due in in my diary so that you know where you are up to.
i think you will be fine tho, including placements. good luck anyway not that you will need it! xx
hi, lots of mothers go back to study as long as you are organized and have good childcare you should be fine. I'm starting a midwifery degree next week. so will be doing shifts in placement hospital too, it will be very hard I'm sure. I just hope I can fit everything in.
I went back to study at 31 with dd who was 9 and ds just 9 months. I dont have any family support nearby but my childminder was fantastic and I found placements very accommodating to students (i was doing nursing).
Have just qualified with a 2:1 and am now just terrified of working
Good luck, have faith in yourself and you can do it
Thanks ladies. you's all seem to have so much faith in me. I do have a supportive dh who will watch kids every evening and weekend so as I can study. CAn't afford childcare full time. so will have to give up family time at weekends etc. to study.
I am so panicking now wondering what possessed me to want to do this in the first place. Feeling guilty already about missing out on them in the future.
Mosschops-well done, especially on getting a 2.1 with no family support nearby. I will be delighted just to pass.