Monday, September 12, 2011

Back To School

Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that I was hoping to gain a place on a Graduate Diploma in Law course this year. It's a conversion course for people who have a degree but not a qualifying law degree and want to be able to qualify as solicitors or barristers.

I never thought I would be clever enough for a legal career and never gave a thought to studying it with the languages that I studied to A Level and degree. It was only when someone I know through business networking (a solicitor with a practice local to me) suggested it, I had a lightbulb moment.

And so I find myself going back to school... well university today. I only got confirmation of my place on Friday as my application had a few hitches so last week was a fraught one. Yesterday I had a horrible thought- did I keep my waterproof Primark tote bag that I used to use for uni? Oh and- where *is* my pencil case with pens and highlighters etc? Swiftly followed by- Must remember to pull out the spare notebooks from when I finished my undergrad?

But by yesterday afternoon waterproof bag was safely found (folded up at the bottom of my cupboard, exactly where it should be), pencil case and notebooks (both in the box in my cupboard labelled stationary) packed into it and 2 outifts- one for if it's pouring rain (as forecast), one for if it's dry (over-optimistic). Nails were painted, the iPod was charged and loaded with (amongst others) the new Example album Playing in the Shadows that I've been listening to this week, ready for my train trips.

Clockwise from Top Left
A sneak peek of option one, wet day outfit
Inside my 'back to school' bag
A sneak peak of option two, slightly less wet day outfit
The 'back to school' bag

All said and done I'm looking forward to starting my course. I've opted to do it one year, full time, so I'll be doing 1400-2100 2 days a week, and hopefully will give me a chance to meet some new people and make some friends. I live and work with my parents, and don't have many friends in the area, despite going to school here.

The only downside to this next stage of my life is that Chloe Likes To Talk is going to have to take a back seat for a couple of weeks whilst I find my feet and sort a routine through. I'll almost certainly still be posting Chloe Likes To Eat on a Tuesday and I may just have a couple of guest posts for you. You can still get me on Twitter or feel free to drop me an e-mail. Any tips or advice on doing Post-Graduate studies would be welcomed.


char said...

Oh hope that it all gets off to a good start for you - people have been trying too convince me to take my legal training further, but it's just not something i want to do :/

Temporary:Secretary said...

Snap! my post is of the same title too. I wish i was going back to school/college/uni. I really miss it. Good luck with everything x

daisychain said...

I hope all goes/went well x

Rachel said...

Aw good luck with it all and congrats for getting on to the course. I wish I was going back to uni...I miss it so!x

Marta said...

Love this bag and your blog! New follower :) xx

Jessica said...

That sounds really great, I admire people with ambition. I'm sure with a lot of belief in yourself you will go very far :)
Good luck with it!

fritha louise said...

Good luck with the course! I love that bag.

Maria Fallon said...

Good luck, hope it all goes well for you :)

Maria xxx

Anonymous said...

hi Chloe,

I'm a quiet follower from Germany and I've never commented before but I had to comment on this post, for some reason. First of, your blog is great. It's one of my favourite blogs to read!

I study law as well and I love it. I hope you'll like it, too. How does that course work, since you didn't study it from the beginning, as far as I understood? :)

Have a great start and I hope to hear from you on the blog again, once you've setteled at uni. :)