I decided to return to education after ten years

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What made you decide to return to education? 
I decided to return to education after ten years as I wanted to further extend my knowledge, I was working within football at the time and was ready for my next challenge and progression. I attended an open day and knew the course would support me in my career progression. I continued to work full time and managed studying around work and family life.  
 
Tell us about the location of the University and what you like most about it? 
Accessible, inspiring and it was great to share spaces with like-minded individuals.  
 
Which support services have you accessed and how have they helped you? 
Both the library services and students services were incredibly helpful. I had not studied for a long time and had a lot of catching up to do. They were very supportive and happy to answer any questions I had.  
 
How have you got involved in the social life at USW?  
Work and family life meant I didn’t have a huge amount of time to engage with USW social life, but the students on my course were incredible and a great support. They added great value to the course for me.  
 
Where have you lived and how did you find it?  
I remained at home for the duration of my course and continued to work full time while studying. 
  
Did you attend a University Open Day? 
I attended an open evening. It was a really helpful and useful event, it allowed me to talk directly to course tutors and get a real understanding of what the course would entail.