Is anyone returning to education after a long break?

I got inspired to write this post after reading another one. Here’s my story:

I am currently 27 years old and am a proud Brit. From 2012-2016 I did a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Conservation. But this September after a 5 year break, I will be going back to university to do a 1 year PGCE course, after which I will become a Primary School Teacher.

Has anyone else had a change like this?

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Oh that’s cool.
This isn’t my story but my mom’s:
She started a nursing degree a while back but never finished because that was more something her house hold wanted not her. So I think it’s been maybe 10 yrs or so since then, as I was maybe 2-5 yrs old and last year she went back to college to get a degree in sport medicine (or something sports related) so that she can have all her health certifications as a health coach/ nutritionist/ personal trainer. She’s going for her bachelorette and finishes this year.

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After dropping out of uni some years ago (studying Games Development), I am considering applying for a different course or courses that’re more local (perhaps administration and tech writing? Don’t know yet). The one thing holding me back more than any other though is my anxiety.

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Most universities have mental health teams that would help you manage your anxiety and provide you with a support system. If you truly want to go back to uni you should look into that.

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That’s so awesome. You can do it :slight_smile: I wish you the best of luck!

I became a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant in 2017-2018 and I loved it! I want to continue my education in Nursing but don’t know if that will happen because the past few years I’ve been battling health problems and was diagnosed with a very rare disease. I don’t know if I could handle all the stress & intensity that comes with school when I’m not feeling well all the time :woman_shrugging:t2:

I don’t know about where you’re from but in the UKwe have the option of doing a degree part time, it takes longer though. And there’s always online courses or night school.

Oh wow, I didn’t know that. That’s pretty cool that you can do it part time. I’m in the US and while I could do my pre-reqs online, I wouldn’t be able to do more than that because for nursing it’s a lot of hands on and doing clinics and such!

Well I suggest seeing if you can take any online courses to refresh yourself or learn something new.

I don’t but I wanted to applaud you for doing so! It’s incredibly hard to go back to school after a long time BUT if you have a desire to get an education on something you want to do in life, you should do it! I think it’s great!

Personally, I would never go back to school just because of my experience but I will never tell someone they shouldn’t do it.

Congrats! :tada:

Sad to hear you had a bad experience, I’m just lucky that that my first uni, even though it was far away was brilliant and I made friends for life.

And with this second course, it’s only 1 year and I get to live at home which is cool :slight_smile:

It wasn’t a bad experience per se, I just struggled with school and the amount of stress I was under, was what made it a bad experience.

Well, that’s cool! I wish you the best!!

You could always do an online course or a part time one.if they are available to you.

I already graduated with 2 degrees, I think my school days are over lol. Plus, I have no desire to go back :slightly_smiling_face:

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Fair enough :rofl:

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