Last year I started an Open University degree course in Criminology and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This year I have changed my degree for English literature, aiming towards next year studying creative writing at degree level.
I have studied before as a mature student by completing a foundation course at college, then going on to study at university for a year, which I totally loved. Attending Uni was brilliant. I made loads of lovely Friends and studied some really interesting subjects (like Darwin, globalisation, map reading, Heritage studies, marketing, stone circles and archaeology). I went on some amazing field trips and basically had a ball.
However, that same year I lost my Mum, separated from Hubby and struggled to hold it all together. As a result my studies suffered, so I decided to take a break from the course and return to it when I was more up to it. Since then I have moved house. Relocated to another part of the country, so I couldn't continue with the previous course that I loved so much.
So, I signed up for a completely different degree last year (which I enjoyed) and after a nice, long summer break, in the next few weeks I will be starting my second year of my new degree. My course for this year is 'The Arts, Past & Present' in which I will be studying subjects like Cezanne, Cleopatra, Maria Callas, The Faber Book of Beasts, English Christianity, art from Benin city, traditions in Ireland and lots more. I can not wait.