Oldest Student in Town

@p1kef1sh (45642)
August 17, 2015 8:50am CST
Here I am, after the squilllion years of work, I'm 57, returning to school! Not as a teacher but as a student. I'm doing a postgraduate qualification that will take two years part time. At a time in my life when most people are looking forward to retirement, I am about to embark on 24 months of study and frankly I'm anticipating it with a mix of pleasure and dread. Will I be up to study, let alone writing essays etc. It's all quite scary. One thing I'm sure of, I bet there's someone even older than me on the course!
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@PhredWreck (6051)
17 Aug 15
Keep yer eyes off of them there young wimmins behinds...and the young men's too
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@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
17 Aug 15
hahahaahah
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
17 Aug 15
I'll do my best. I'll think what would SGD do......
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
21 Aug 15
@p1kef1sh Well you can look at both at the same time, just don't let one category catch you looking at the other or they might get jealous :D
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@fufurinha (11520)
• Portugal
17 Aug 15
Oh that is great! On my university I have people over 40 taking a degree also. And I very proud of them :) and also of you.
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
17 Aug 15
Thank you. I shall do my best I hope.
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@fufurinha (11520)
• Portugal
17 Aug 15
@p1kef1sh You'll do it :)
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@owlwings (39114)
• Cambridge, England
17 Aug 15
@p1kef1sh Yess, you VILL do your best! Ve haf vays of making you vork!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
17 Aug 15
You can do it and do it well. I couldn't as my short term memory is going pear shaped but I considering doing a course online and I am waayy older than you are!
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
17 Aug 15
My memory's not what it was either! Nervous.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
17 Aug 15
@p1kef1sh It will not be a walk in the park but you are interested in doing this - not being forced and it gives you pleasure! Go for it!
@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
17 Aug 15
ok i'm older than you so i will join up to make you feel better..actually very proud of you..not something i would do but i guess you have the brain and i have the beauty..heeeeeee
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
17 Aug 15
Beauty and the brain - better than Beauty and the Beast I guess!
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
21 Aug 15
@p1kef1sh The Beauty, The Beauty and the brain brain brain brain - anyone remember that tv series ? :D Come on pikey just get a pretty bow on and you'll fit in with the geeks no worries :D Do some cosplay - there are many characters out there and not all are skinny or young :P
@owlwings (39114)
• Cambridge, England
17 Aug 15
I had just the same feelings when I started a Computer Studies course when I was 48. Two (or was it three?) years later I graduated with an HND. I can't say that I was a brilliant student and academic work certainly didn't come easily after a break of 30 years but I did graduate and I thoroughly enjoyed it (mostly). I also found it a lot easier than I thought it would be to mix with people so much younger than me.
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• United States
17 Aug 15
wow you seem to be very ambitious , i give you lots of credits
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
17 Aug 15
Thank you. I just want to learn and have no long term plans for my qualification.
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
21 Aug 15
@p1kef1sh You only need 20 credits per module :D
@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
17 Aug 15
You will do great. And you have the advantage of life experience and learning that the young folks lack. You have a good head for it.
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
17 Aug 15
Thanks. Each to their strengths I think.
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
17 Aug 15
Well then you're an ol' pro with shooting spit wads or flying folded paper planes! Just make sure the teacher isn't around when you pass those notes - a naughty student might get detention!
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
17 Aug 15
I wouldn't dream of being a naughty student. I'd make it reality! LOL.
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• Shantou, China
18 Aug 15
There is a proverb One is Never too Old to Learn. You're very brave! Wish you sucess in your studies.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
21 Aug 15
HA HA HA! Not in my town you're not Pikey :D Come over at University Campus Suffolk where you would be just a late bloomer, but not an old one ! One of my student work collegues, a fellow library assistant is a 3rd year part time English Student, but we have seen students with white hair and many rinkles which we safely assumed are over 65 !. I have seen plenty pensioneers as well among fellow students, so I don't think you are old at all by these standards. The average student here is about 28, with the under 21 being under 50% of the total student body. Hope this has cheered you up !
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
19 Aug 15
You'll do really well darling - rooting for ya! xx
@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
18 Aug 15
I have not taken admission in any college,but am a student who is learning Sanskrit at home.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Aug 15
I wouldn't dare do that here. It would probably put me $60,000 in debt...
• United States
18 Aug 15
I feel old at almost 30 wanting to go for my BA. But when I was going for my AA, I saw plenty of older people in my classes, so it's not taboo.
@1wldngl (3991)
• United States
18 Aug 15
Here I am...answering your discussions again!!! I wouldn't suggest wearing a short skirt and flirting with the professor unless it is a lady...then...kilt it!