Concerned about being able to afford to go back to study? Don’t worry.
Matthew worked in a call centre for five years before deciding he wanted something more.
“It was good to earn some money after being at college, but I couldn’t really see myself working in a call centre forever. I wanted to work in a field where I felt I was making a difference. I knew I would need a degree if I wanted to progress in my chosen area which meant going to uni.”
After talking it over with family and friends, Matthew decided it was now or never. Having previously studied at Burnley College, it seemed the logical place to start. But he had some concerns…
Many people who are returning to study after they have been working need to consider the financial implications of going back into education. But there can often be funding and bursaries available.
Matthew was put in touch with support staff experienced in student finance at Burnley College University Courses (BCUC) who were able to put his mind at rest and advise him on everything he was entitled to and then assist him with the applications.
It’s made me realise I made the right decision and I’d encourage anyone who wants to make a change but doesn’t know where to start to get down to Burnley College and talk with the people there. You won’t regret it.
BA (Hons) Professional Practice Working with Children and Young People, BCUC
Want to see where and who will be teaching you before making that life changing decision? No problem.
One of the great things about studying locally is you can pop in and have a look round.
Looking through a prospectus is fine but being able to easily visit the place where you’ll be studying and meet the Lecturers who will be teaching you is a fantastic bonus.
At BCUC we can arrange for you to speak directly with Lecturers so you can get an understanding of what’s involved in your course. It reassures many new starters and means you get a real feel for the place before you start.
Matthew made the decision to complete his studies with a top-up degree in Professional Practice Working with Children and Young People.