My time at Birmingham wasn't always easy but I loved the subjects I was studying, which made the homesickness and money worries more bearable. Being a student isn't always plain sailing and doing it again twenty years on provides new worries, dilemmas and happy experiences. I guess it also proves that what we choose to study at eighteen may not be our choice for life. We don't have to stay on the same path forever. Also for anybody not opening an envelope full of the 'required grades' please do not panic. Everything happens for a reason, just sometimes we don't always know what the reason is straight away. Take a little pause, create plan B. Perhaps the lower grades will give you the chance to change your plans, make real a little idea that's been niggling at the back of your head since filling out your UCAS application. Whatever your results today, take a deep breath and leap, your next adventure is about to begin.
Until next time, take care.