My daughter leaves school next year and has decided that she wants to study English Language, Theology, Psychology and Media Studies at A level. If I were sixteen again I think I'd want to study Environmental Science, amongst other things. If you were sixteen again what disciplines would you like to pursue and why?
I would've added Law to my education probably still could but having friends in those fields helps. A few things I would've changed but then, I wouldn't be the person or parent I am now so no regrets with what I have done.
When i was sixteen, if you had a uterus, the subjects you were allowed to study were related girlie things, like children, sick people or shops. If I were 16 now, I would go for the sciences and engineering, just ot see if the grass really is greener.
I know what you mean Kathrine. When I was 16 and guest speakers visited tho school to offer a talk, they were nurses, office workers, hairdressers and nursery nurses. I was a mature student when I finally pursued my education.
You wouldn't. You'd have to deal with spots, boys, hormones, insecurities, lack of confidence. You might look back and think, hey, I wasn't that bad after all, but do you remember how you felt you when you were sixteen?
Hollie, I was interested in the subjects I was-history, literature, etc. However, if I was sixteen again, I would be ten times as confident. I would believe in myself more and been more vocal regarding the things I believed in, not that I was a slouch.
Hi Hollie, I would have taken a degree in English rather than Fine Art and perhaps pursued a career in journalism. I still taught English and Drama though despite having a fine Art degree. I went to the open day at MMU last week for a masters in Creative Writing. It costs £4000 so that won't be happening!
I studied at MMU, loved it. Since then, however, I've taken courses through the OU which I've also really enjoyed. Have you not thought about the OU? I don't know how the funding works for a Masters (I've taken short courses out of interest rather than to gain qualifications) but I'm pretty sure they have quite a few heavily subsidized units for the unemployed or people on lo incomes)
Oh, just found this: If you scroll down the page it might be possible to receive funding from the Crowther Fund.
Also, if you go to your local library they should have a copy of the Educational Grants Directory. The book details all the bodies which offer funding for educational purposes. It's a reference book so I doubt you'll be able to take it from the premises, but if you go armed with pad and pen you can take all the info. The grants may be small, but if you make multiple applications and you apply for funding for each unit you take rather than the whole Postgraduate course- who knows, it might work.
Hi Hollie, bless you! Thanks for going to all that trouble on my behalf. I only just saw your response today, apologies for not responding sooner. I will get that pad and pen at the ready. Thanks again. Tara
Hi Tara, no problem. I did take a look at Crowther thingie again, and it appears that you have to be a graduate of the OU to take advantage of the funding. But, I still think the ed. grants could work.
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