14/06/2019

Being a Mature Student

Deciding to become a student, at my age (36), is quite daunting and almost put me off. Amalgamating work, home life and study is certainly a challenge in itself.

A challenge I was determined to undertake and so sought support from my employer and Bolton University to make it a reality. After searching the various part-time courses available, I happened upon the Chartered Business Management course.

When looking at the content, I was both excited and nervous as there are areas covered that I have no experience in and I wondered whether I would enjoy them. I figured, if I didn’t push myself, how would I ever learn new things?

I grasped this opportunity with both hands. Realising that marketing was my first-course segment; I wasn’t looking forward to it. Being a fundamental part of any business, I knew I had to do it but felt it more par for the course.

I certainly didn’t expect to achieve the grades that I did and now have set my foundations for the rest of my study, hoping to achieve these results going forward.

Doing the various segments involved, in ‘bitesize’ form, has allowed me to fully engage myself, not overthink and not to panic over various other topics. For me, this is what this course is all about, structured learning, discovering new things, seeing how these affect you personally and how you can develop yourself further in both employment and study.

I am looking forward to what is to come and won’t be judging anything before I’ve started.

Amie Smith (Student)

Chartered Business Management

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