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Geraldine Barker

BA (Hons) History

Geraldine Barker, BA (Hons) History

Geraldine Barker

I had always wanted to study history but I didn't have the opportunity to attend university after leaving school but now that my children are fully-fledged, educated and independent now it's my turn. Although I'm studying I am able to continue to work part-time as a self-employed book-keeper and company secretary but once I finish the course I would like to retire into an archive or record office, or possibly continue my studies and do a Masters.

The best thing about my course is my fellow students, there are a range of ages within the class and we have excellent tutors. The campus is small and friendly, and I love the waterfront setting. It's a cliché but 60 is the new 40 and you're never too old to study. You're also never too old to appreciate the value of a wide variety of new ideas that you assimilate from both fellow students and lecturers.