Ok, I really need some guidance right now. When people ask me what I’ve been up to and I say ‘nothing’, I mean it. I do nothing at all. My life is stuck in limbo and it sucks. I feel totally worthless and useless.
So I’ve been looking into courses at The Open University, which is good for someone disabled like me. Although I’ll still be unemployable, I’ll be doing something and it’ll give my dad something to brag about like when I was studying French A Level! I have two problems though.
1) I’m interested in four courses and I can’t choose. What if I pick the wrong one and I struggle massively? It would be a lot of money wasted not to mention their time.
2) The time-frame in which I study. A part-time course can be about 20 - 30 hours a week of studying, which sounds ok for me, but it takes 6 years to complete a degree. I don’t know if I’ll still be alive to graduate. If I study full-time then it’ll take 3 years to complete. But it’s up to 36 hours of studying a week. It feels extremely daunting for someone who’s been out of education for 8 years (not counting the brief stint I did in art college before leaving due to illness). Also studying from home will be harder as there are distractions everywhere, and I don’t just mean the telly!
Doing my A Levels was difficult enough and I had poor results. Will I be wasting my time with this?
Has anyone else studied with The Open Uni, what was your experience like? Any thoughts will be much appreciated :)