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customersruinmylife
02-08-2011, 10:09 PM
For a while, I planned on going to university this September so that I could become a fully qualified teacher. However, the economy in my area has taken a massive dive, and at the minute, people are lucky if they even have a job.

So I decided to hold off unverisity for now. I have a job I really love, and I didn't see sense in quitting it to go to university, get a qualification, and then be left without a job. My absolute worst fear was ending up back at a pub, because I honestly believe if that happened, it would be the end of me.

Plus, my first choice in university rejected me :(

Today, I got a letter from an excellent university, offering me an interview. This university was not my first choice, because I honestly believed they would never take me. I got the letter today.

I am definately going to the interview (it is in just over three weeks) but this has completely put me out of sorts. I don't know what to do. I spent my entire office shift pacing up and down, going through it all in my head.

wagegoth
02-08-2011, 10:14 PM
"Don't cross that bridge until you come to it."

Don't stress about it until you actually hear back from the university after the interview. That doesn't mean you shouldn't think about it at all, but don't dwell on it, or you will end up with a painful stomach, no sleep and stress headaches.

csquared
02-09-2011, 12:26 AM
Is there any way you can start taking classes and keep the job?

Also, talk with your boss and other management about this. You work for an educator. I would think that they would be very supportive of you continuing your education. They may even have other ideas and suggestions for you.

Good luck.

Rhion
02-09-2011, 12:35 AM
Perhaps the university allows you to accept, but defer classes for a year.

Sapphire Silk
02-09-2011, 03:16 AM
Do they have community colleges in the UK?

Miss_Stress
02-09-2011, 06:40 AM
From my experience, some universities will allow you to accept a place and defer for one year. The classes aren't 9-5 Monday to Friday either, in fact on our law degree we have 14 hours of schooling a week, so could you ask them perhaps to put all your classes as close together as possible? That way you could carry on with the job on a part-time basis.

Good luck with the interview! I know they're scary things, but I'm sure you'll be fine. :)

customersruinmylife
02-09-2011, 07:37 AM
Is there any way you can start taking classes and keep the job?

Also, talk with your boss and other management about this. You work for an educator. I would think that they would be very supportive of you continuing your education. They may even have other ideas and suggestions for you.

Good luck.

There is absolutely no way I can continue the job and go to university at the same time. The course is five days a week, and four of those I am on a work placement, so it doesn't leave any time for the job.

I am all up for defering my entry a year, but I have applied for post-graduate stuff so it depends if they allow it.

boxxertrumps
02-10-2011, 06:10 PM
Today, I got a letter from an excellent university, offering me an interview. This university was not my first choice, because I honestly believed they would never take me. I got the letter today.

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't make" or something. Good job though. Wooo!

HorrorFrogPrincess
02-11-2011, 07:14 PM
Could you talk to your current boss? They may be willing to have a position for you after you graduate, since they really like you there.

surreal20
02-11-2011, 07:36 PM
If i were you, i'd just go to the interview. Don't worry about it until you hear from them either, as someone else stated.

The worst they could say is no, and you're where you were before. The best case is they say yes you can join, but you can still turn it down if you want to. You are in complete control.

You have nothing to lose by going to the interview. And you still have nothing to lose if you choose to say no to them. You had made up your mind before, and you were happy. This is just a hiccup in that road. Whatever you make of it is going to be for the better.

I can't see you losing at all.

customersruinmylife
03-03-2011, 09:23 PM
So I had the interview today, and it went okay. It wasn't amazing, but I believe it went fine. There were a lot of terrified looking people going in for interviews. One girl was on the verge of tears when she came out she got that stressed out.

I don't find out for another three weeks, as they are interviewing until then, but I have learned that there are only FOUR places, and there are hundreds of applicants. So we shall see...

cinema guy
03-07-2011, 12:10 PM
I am glad to hear it went ok.

On the plus side, if you don't get it, you still have a job. Also, I bet the interview was nowhere near as stressful as a shift at the pub!

customersruinmylife
03-07-2011, 07:14 PM
I am glad to hear it went ok.

On the plus side, if you don't get it, you still have a job. Also, I bet the interview was nowhere near as stressful as a shift at the pub!

Haha you got that right! It was like a day at the beach in comparison!

surreal20
03-07-2011, 07:18 PM
I'm glad you went to the interview. Now you have no chance of playing the "what if" game.

As i stated before, you are pretty much at a win, win situation. Good luck with whatever it is that may cross your path. Lady luck is still shinning on you. :)