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.
I get that, I don't regret the subjects that I studied or anything. I suppose if anything I'd just like to add to them. Oh to be sixteen again, I'd be spoilt for choice!
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.
16 was like yesterday for me. Hahah. I would have focused more on business and less on biology/human anatomy, like I did. I was convinced I wanted to be a doctor. Not so much anymore.
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're still young enough though Shanna to make the necessary changes if you want to, yes?
If I go bak to 16 again ?? hmm .... I'd invent a way to stay 16 for ever
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?
lol ... right . But being older than 16 we face mush more. Guess thats why 16 is so sweet
If I were sixteen again I would have done all the things I was scared to do, like enter the Miss Jamaica World Beauty Pageant like I was encouraged to do.
I would pursue journalism and creative writing as a career. I also would have done music and art as well.
It's never too late, Cardisa, never too late.
Still planning on the music and the creative writing but am afraid the beauty pageant is off limits
Never mind, at least this way you can show off your good looks without the stress of a pageant.
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.
I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do when I was 16, and I definitely wasn't very confident. I completely understand where you're coming from with this.
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.
http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgradua … /index.htm
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.
I would do science education. In fact, that is what I am doing now two degrees and 15 years later.
Hi Hollie, Open University don't do a MA in Creative writing sadly.
What about other Universities who offer online study. (reputable ones of course)?
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