Can you advise this student nurse?
”Just over a year ago I plucked up the courage to embark on a career change into nursing. I was reassured this was a great move by friends and family, but on my first day at uni, I was mortified to see a lecture theatre almost full of sixth form leavers, with an extremely small number of mature students.
”When I realised that most of the mature students are a fair bit older than me and had children, I suddenly felt I had made a mistake.
“A year on, there are only two more years to go and I do enjoy it, but I am missing that element I was looking forward to while studying – of making a few friends from all walks of life and socialising with them.
“The students are lovely but the age gap is very noticeable – the friendships only go so far. It sounds like such a small issue, but it has affected my confidence in a big way and I am now insecure about my age.
“Are there any other mature students in this situation? If so, how do I get through the next two years?”
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