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« Reply #15 on: 23:44:38, 03/01/07 »
i was at moston brook high school - after st dunstan's junior, and st patricks before that - i went back into education in 1986, at margaret ashton college moston, and then bolton institute
Is 'Bolton Institute' a pseudonym for something?? ;)
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« Reply #16 on: 23:55:35, 03/01/07 »
it means i was institutionalised - seriously, bolton institute of higher education,  bihe, now called bolton university is where i did my degree - happiest days of my life
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« Reply #17 on: 19:22:38, 04/01/07 »
it means i was institutionalised - seriously, bolton institute of higher education,  bihe, now called bolton university is where i did my degree - happiest days of my life
I can still remember staring in utter disbelief the first time I heard someone say that Schooldays are the best days of your life!! :( Thankfully life did get a little better on occasions...not a lot...but I am still living in hope!! :))
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« Reply #18 on: 19:28:30, 04/01/07 »
school was rough but college was great - i went back when i was 25 - i appreciated the learning more by then
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« Reply #19 on: 19:46:43, 04/01/07 »
Were you the oldest there??
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« Reply #20 on: 19:49:33, 04/01/07 »
no, there were a few older than me - one chap in his sixties
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« Reply #21 on: 09:58:14, 06/01/07 »
Maybe I'll go back.....and see if this time they will be the 'Best Days of my Life'!....NO! can't afford it!! :'( DRAT!! :o
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« Reply #22 on: 10:16:27, 06/01/07 »
Going back as a mature student is good - generally, you are there because you want to learn, not because the state and parents make you go so it's not as tense and the bullies don't want to beat you up all day
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« Reply #23 on: 10:28:58, 06/01/07 »
Knowing my luck there would be a geriatic bully lurking and getting me at every turn with their specially adapted bully friendly zimmer frame! :(
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« Reply #24 on: 10:33:38, 06/01/07 »
You could always be the bully - pick on the younger students, take their dinner money -shove their heads down the loo, etc...  lol - no seriuosly, it is great fun until the exams come up then it gets frantic.
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« Reply #25 on: 10:36:03, 06/01/07 »
EXAMS....Nooooooo!! Couldn't go through all that stress again...NOT voluntarily!! :)
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« Reply #26 on: 10:40:19, 06/01/07 »
They were grim - the stress was horrible - you are very aware that they willmake or break you and represent the wholethree years of your studying - one friend on the course commited suicide over the exams (she was in the next year down from me so it was after I left) - mine was bad in that my hand-writing is notoriously illegible. I'd typed allmy essays but the examiners couldn't read my exam ansswers (hand-written)., Iwas obliged to read them onto a tape recorder for them  it was like doing the exams twice. I got a 2;1 degree though.
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« Reply #27 on: 10:43:52, 06/01/07 »
Well done you!
I don't envy anyone having to do Exams. It must have been trebly (word??) stressful for you with the handwriting thing! :(
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« Reply #28 on: 10:50:38, 06/01/07 »
Yes, it was quite horrid - it amazespeople that I can actually read my own writing.
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« Reply #29 on: 10:56:58, 06/01/07 »
...I expect this has been said before...but have you ever thought of becoming a Doctor? (Bad writing on Prescriptions always seemed to be a requirement) :)
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