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If you could be sixteen again....

  1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
    Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago

    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?

    1. sleepylog profile image94
      sleepylogposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What a great topic!
      If I was 16 again I think I would pursue Veterinary Science or Family Law.

  2. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 5 years ago

    I would've added Law to my education tongue 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 smile so no regrets with what I have done.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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! smile

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    Kathryn LJposted 5 years ago

    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. smile

  4. Shanna11 profile image93
    Shanna11posted 5 years ago

    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.

  5. Hollie Thomas profile image59
    Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago

    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.

  6. Hollie Thomas profile image59
    Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago

    You're still young enough though Shanna to make the necessary changes if you want to, yes?

    1. Shanna11 profile image93
      Shanna11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, definitely. And I have made changes. I haven't taken any biology classes, and I've instead focused on Economics in college.

  7. Preethi Anusha profile image83
    Preethi Anushaposted 5 years ago

    If I go bak to 16 again ?? hmm .... I'd invent a way to stay 16 for ever wink

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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? smile

      1. Preethi Anusha profile image83
        Preethi Anushaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        lol ... right . But being older than 16 we face mush more. Guess thats why 16 is so sweet

  8. Cardisa profile image93
    Cardisaposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's never too late, Cardisa, never too late. smile

      1. Cardisa profile image93
        Cardisaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Still planning on the music and the creative writing but am afraid the beauty pageant is off limits tongue

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
          Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Never mind, at least this way you can show off your good looks without the stress of a pageant. smile

          1. Cardisa profile image93
            Cardisaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            lol...you are so right. I never like pageants anyway, even though I did model for a few designers way back when I was skinny smile

            1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
              Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Well you see, that should be filed under "achievements"

  9. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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. smile

  10. Peanutritious profile image60
    Peanutritiousposted 5 years ago

    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! sad

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Peanutritious,

      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

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
        Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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.

  11. Peanutritious profile image60
    Peanutritiousposted 5 years ago

    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 smile

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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. smile

  12. Lwelch profile image92
    Lwelchposted 5 years ago

    I would do science education.  In fact, that is what I am doing now two degrees and 15 years later.

  13. Peanutritious profile image60
    Peanutritiousposted 5 years ago

    Hi Hollie, Open University don't do a MA in Creative writing sadly.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What about other Universities who offer online study. (reputable ones of course)?

 
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