After encouragement from a bunch of you guys (thank you) I have signed up to this degree course with the Open University.
OK so it’s been a long time since Oxford, and it’s not quite the same as my history masters but I am thoroughly looking forward to this challenge.
There is a major emphasis on nutrition within the community, so basically talking about food products for kids, I assume. Going to really focus on that bit of it and will be shaking a metaphorical tin towards y’all, of that I have no doubt.
So thank you to everyone who encouraged me - as you are already aware it is a passion - and I hope I can live up to your expectations.
Hi Matt being a golden oldie I still like learning new things but lectures are not for me. A few years ago in my early 60s I was made redundant after working all my life and thought I was not capable of relearning another job. I however proved myself wrong. I now only have a year to go till retirement and with a new grandchild on the way next year I will have to relearn the joys of babyhood once again.
I’m a tad younger, a sprightly 45, but retired for medical reasons after my past in the Royal Marines Commando finally caught up with me lol.
It was always a matter of time.
Sounds like you are really ahead of things though, especially compared with many of us (like me…!) and I doubt I’ll get to your age but if I do them dang me iff I can’t be as decent and optimistic as you!
Thanks mate, I don’t think it’s about luck, rather just being able to stick it out and comprehend the information being made available.
Honestly I’m not sure how I got my first degree, let alone my D.Phil but somehow managed it in the end.
This one isn’t going to be about any desire other than a genuine passion for the topic, I work locally with a fair few food banks to try to help people who really are on their arse. Learning better about public health and nutrition connected to that is basically just giving me a degree for something I love, lol.
P.s. totally gonna be hitting Huel and the team up for donations when I get to the point of proper understanding about community nutrition. You probably have a year or two advance notice but thought best to warn y’all ahead of time…!
Even if you are not sure how you made it in your first degree - in five years you’ll say the same about this one. First success, second success. It’s always the same - first you have to get used to it, then you have to stay motivated, then you’re successfull. Don’t overthink, and stay curious - or to use the words of a famous person: Stay foolish, stay hungry. You’ll make it. I find it great that you made the decision to start that journey. Not everyone does that.