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    Guest Post: Excellent Reasons Why You Might Consider Going Back To School

    And you thought your school days were behind you? Well, they may be, but there are some excellent reasons why you might consider getting back into education. Sure, going back to college or uni as a mature student can be tough, whether you opt for classroom or online-based courses, but the rewards are plentiful.┬áHere are some of the reasons why. You will gain extra qualifications At the top of the list is the most obvious reason why you should get back into education. The opportunity to earn qualifications will both a) help you get into a career you have been dreaming of, and b) improve your knowledge and your skill…

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    How To Survive Your First Year As A Mature Student

    This week I received some good news. I passed my first year of university! It’s been full of ups and downs. Well, mostly downs if I’m honest. I’m just glad that the first year is over. I’m not allowed to share my exact mark but I was one point away from getting a distinction. Maybe next year I’ll get one. I enrolled with the Open University last June for numerous reasons. Firstly, I wanted to learn. That’s a pretty good place to start, right? Secondly, I wanted to meet new people and I certainly have. I’m not sure I’ve formed any meaningful connections but studying has definitely thrown me into…