State Of The Uni: ON

A picture of my college’s quadrangle from an absolutely fantastic angle that makes it look like a bucolic idyll and not on a campus crowded with many much less attractive modern buildings in the middle of a city and opposite a busy hospital.

I don’t want to speak too soon here, but… OK that is a barefaced lie. I do want to speak too soon. And so I will.

I’m going to be a scientist! Just like when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.

Well to be precise I’m going to have an MSc. If I complete the course. But I have a place! That’s the main thing. They actually let me back into college. After last time.

It’s an MSc in Information Systems Management. I wanted something that would seriously augment my Web design and IT abilities. I liked this because it’s extremely practical; hands-on and skills-orientated rather than theoretical and talky, an interesting mix of art and technology and… well, business.

There, I said it. Business. My greatest fear. Now I must go face to face with that which I abhor.

All right, I am in business; I’m self-employed. But that’s just a way to be an artist without getting arrested as a vagrant. I’ve had as little to do with the business of business as I possibly could. Now, I’ll be studying “business situations”, whatever those are exactly. Thinking about business problems. Using business words…

But I reckon I’ll enjoy it if I approach it in the right way. I like having problems to solve, things to fix. This is real-world problem solving, using techniques and skills I enjoy. I might actually be good at it.

It will mean getting well outside my comfort zone though. I haven’t studied anything other than what immediately interested me, sat listening for hours at a time, even slept to a regular schedule, for over twenty years.

I’m sure this is going to be very good for me.

Help.

14 thoughts on “State Of The Uni: ON

  1. YAY! Another old fart student!*

    It’s actually a very good time to go to uni, and reskill given the economy currently, but congratulations!

    *I’m an old fart student – I’m 24, and doing an undergrad. Mature aged students are anyone over 21 here.

  2. YAY! Another old fart student!*

    It’s actually a very good time to go to uni, and reskill given the economy currently, but congratulations!

    *I’m an old fart student – I’m 24, and doing an undergrad. Mature aged students are anyone over 21 here.

  3. That makes me two mature students in one… Yeah, it’s partly because work has been so thin on the ground recently that I’m returning to college. But it’s even more because so much interesting stuff is happening in the technology world now. I just want to be more deeply involved. Legitimize what skills I have, gain new ones. Let things happen.

  4. That makes me two mature students in one… Yeah, it’s partly because work has been so thin on the ground recently that I’m returning to college. But it’s even more because so much interesting stuff is happening in the technology world now. I just want to be more deeply involved. Legitimize what skills I have, gain new ones. Let things happen.

  5. That makes me two mature students in one… Yeah, it’s partly because work has been so thin on the ground recently that I’m returning to college. But it’s even more because so much interesting stuff is happening in the technology world now. I just want to be more deeply involved. Legitimize what skills I have, gain new ones. Let things happen.

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  7. I’m just hoping you will find this study provides a lot of synergy with your existing skills, so that it truly leverages your verticals into a world-class leading ROI.

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