Support thread for students, mature and otherwise...

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Apr 2022
9:38pm, 5 Apr 2022
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Most admissions depts, especially at Master's level, are used to mature students who don't have their certificates at their fingertips
Apr 2022
10:44pm, 5 Apr 2022
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Glad to hear you're getting on well cas! I'd forgotten about this thread. My masters students are all loving the course now, and I can see they've improved hugely over the module. I think they've also learnt some really useful transferable skills. It's been a pleasure teaching them :)
Apr 2022
10:52pm, 5 Apr 2022
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Oh, and some hadn't studied for decades, and honestly I can't tell the difference now between those who had and those who hadn't
Apr 2022
8:52am, 6 Apr 2022
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shyfire - I'd talk to the admissions office and check - as 'academic references' from 25 years ago are pretty worthless & the certificate is possibly all you've got.
Is your company sponsoring you? That's often enough for a fairly easy application, I think.

[ If not, treat Dr. fleecy to a pint, get her to write something, redact the swearing and send that ;-) ]

Good luck with it. And learn good time management, as CasB says. I remember sat outside (sometimes inside) children's party places writing essays/assignments to fit them in.
Apr 2022
11:49am, 6 Apr 2022
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Mercifully not contemplating hunting down former lecturers and professors in mostly non-related subjects(!) I have certificates and transcripts covered. Sounds like employer references should suffice but will check that out.

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