Has anyone gone back into education as a mature adult?

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I started studying for an (eventual) degree in History on the Open Uni, which I can't recommend enough. I absolutely loved it - I was capable at school but never took it seriously. Getting psotive feedback as an adult felt so much better, and I actually enjoyed studying.
 
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I did a nursing diploma when I was in my 40's. I did get a bursary and also worked part time so no massive debt at the end. I had teenage children so I could relate quite well to the other students. I enjoyed it much more than working full time and was able to get a better paid more interesting.job at the end so no regrets.
 
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I did a nursing diploma when I was in my 40's. I did get a bursary and also worked part time so no massive debt at the end. I had teenage children so I could relate quite well to the other students. I enjoyed it much more than working full time and was able to get a better paid more interesting.job at the end so no regrets.
Sounds like you got much out of life (both in terms of a happy career and more money) then before you did the nursing diploma perhaps?
 

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Yeah. My partner has gone on to do a masters and a PHD in her 30s and - eventually - I'd like to learn a new skill/hobby. Personally, I'd love to do carpentry.
 

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Yeah. I study and I'm 20 years old.
 

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This one. How could I forget this one :eek:

It is the classic place to go for pretty much anything.
Also, if you are at university the Khan Academy has it all.
Fantastic site.

 
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I guess my firefighter training counts, 2 years in and almost at the stage of my final exams (theory and practical)

Learning a trade would be great. I do labouring so have picked up a fair amount but would like to learn how to plaster, do electrics and plumbing.