In August, last year, I briefly touched upon the idea of wanting to go to university to study ‘Web Technologies’ at Birkbeck University of London.
I’ve since not followed through on this and that is due to the fact that I’ve been busy at work and generally a little stressed. I have aspirations and personal development goals – gaining a qualification from university is one of them. I’ve yet to fully work out how it will work. But from the way that I’ve worked and the passion that I’ve shown, I feel I have the right motivation to do something like this now. Before working at ZenithOptimedia, I don’t think I had that and as time has gone on I’ve just wanted to better myself and develop my skill set. I now have a focus on life where before I had none.
I’ve been looking around for courses and whilst the Birkbeck course looks awesome, it’s all the way in Stratford – a place that I’ve just moved from. Now that I live in central London I’d like to go to a university nearby, so that I can simply walk to university from work. It’s a little difficult finding a university that does evening courses. Fortunately for me, Birkbeck teach the same ‘Web Technologies’ course (foundation degree) in central London and the location of their university is around the corner from where I work and is in the right direction to where I currently live in Farringdon.
Obviously, it is going to be a huge thing for me to do all of this, but I think it is achievable. I’ve signed up for an ‘Open Day’ at Birkbeck in August, so I’m hoping I can find my answers then and there. There are a lot of things going on in my life right now, and I’m just sussing things out to get that point of making the all-important decision.