I might be more than 70 years old, but I’m proof that it’s never too late to continue your education. My son thinks that I’ve got more zest for life since I became a student and I’ve been surprised by how easy the transition to being a student has been. I’m definitely a fish in water with a new lease of life.
I was interested in the Foundation Year because of the sweep of subjects offered. The course touches on a lot of things and I thought it would be a good way of consolidating my knowledge and life experience so far.
I love writing essays, especially philosophical ones. It’s just like having a conversation with someone! As a group, we have incredibly rich discussions; our ages range from 19 to over 70, so you can imagine the different experiences that each of us brings to an issue.
My new dream is to become a professor.
I thought I’d apply, even though I thought I was never going to be good enough. I’ve been out of education for 34 years.When I heard that I’d got a place, I really couldn’t believe that I was going to be a real student at the University of Bristol.
I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to take on any more information, as I’m so busy with the children, but I’ve proved to myself that I can! And also, the more I do, the more I want to do.
You could be aged 17 or over 70 - or any age in between - and come from any background. We’re not interested in what you’ve done in the past but what you have the potential to achieve in the future.