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Is being a mature student as scary as it sounds?

Published: 15/10/2019 By Lucy Harris

A great blog from new member of staff Lucy: 

"In 2002, I bought my first set of learning materials with the intention of studying for my AAT.  The company I worked for had kindly offered to fund my studies and I was really keen to get started but 2 months later, the company hit hard times.  I was made redundant, found myself on the lookout for a new job and my study dreams were put on the back burner.

It’s taken until now, 2019, to finally be in the right head space and at a good point in my home and new working life to be able to finally do this for myself and go back to college.  

The idea of going back to college as a “mature student” is terrifying and exciting in equal measure.  

I think I’ve wanted my qualifications for such a long time, I was also very nervous but now that I know what’s to come and the doors this could open for me in the future, I can’t wait to get cracking.  

Being surrounded by so many people in the BSG Department here at turpin barker armstrong, who are studying at all different levels of accountancy was a real incentive and I enrolled this September.

It’s not so bad being one of the older students and I firmly believe that you’re never too old to learn."