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Started my Diploma, what would you like to study

janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
Hi all

I have today started to do a Diploma in Criminology, just for my own satisfaction and to keep the brain ticking over

What would you like to study if you could ? Interested in finding out different ideas

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  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,391

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    @janer1967
    That sounds great.  I'm a big advocate for adult learning and criminology sounds fascinating.
    I've studied Education, Childhood and Culture at BA level then Critical Disability Studies at MA, both as a mature student.  

    If I were to study again in the future I've love to know more about Psychology so I'd probably explore that!!

    Let us know how you get on.  Do you have much reading to do?
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Cher_Scope

    It is all reading and then taking assessment, but very interesting to me anyway.

    I need a course I can just do at home and doesnt involve exams or anything.

    I have a post grad degree in Human Resources which I did part time when I was 30 years old 

    Now 20 odd years on still eager to learn, They do a criminal Psychology which I may do after
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,391

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    Are you doing it via the Open University?  I always preferred coursework over exams.  I like a good project to get stuck into.  

    Learning has opened up a whole other world for me and I think the more you learn, the more you realise you need to learn :D
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    I am doing it through somewhere called elearn college, 

    The reason I chose that was the price most others were £400 plus and I didnt want to send that much until I knew I could do it (I have limited vision). Their course was only £39 as it had a 80% discount from their normal price

    Ity is a lower level than most others are but thats what I wanted initially as I am only doing it for my own satisfaction and interest
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,391

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    edited August 2020
    That sounds like a bargain in comparison to the others available.  I hope you find it interesting.

    As an aside, the University of Sheffield offer a number of free taster courses online.  Visit their Future Learn webpage for a nosey to see if there's anything that might interest you.  
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for that will have a look after all Sheffield was where I was born and bred
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    This sounds really interesting @janer1967!! I studied Psychology and Child Development and would love to learn more about the criminal side of things.

    You'll have to let us know what you think!

    If I could go back to uni I would study journalism. I actually applied for a Masters. :)
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    @Chloe_Scope I am doing criminal physcology next with the same provider 
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,775 Disability Gamechanger
    I always wanted to be a journalist but couldn't wait to leave school at 16, and start earning. 
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,372 Disability Gamechanger
    I too left school at fifteen to start work but I returned to night school to take psychology A level when I was thirty or so. A very interesting subject but it won’t turn anyone into Derren Brown overnight! 😄
  • ScottyboyScottyboy Member Posts: 44 Courageous
    I really enjoyed studying Criminology at Uni, I hope you enjoy it. Having spent some time working in this field years ago I now fancy a change so I too have just signed up for a online Diploma course...I start reading the introduction today. Social Housing Management as I fancy I change of direction into being a Housing Officer...Good Luck with your studies!...we'll study through together  :)
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    @Scottyboy wow this is bizarre I used to work in social housing for couple years as HR and managed housing officers a good and varied job 

    Good luck with the study 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,192

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    There are several things I'd love to learn about, but one of the big ones is psychology.

    How's the diploma going?
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    @Ross_Scope Its going really well, completed 4 units now and enjoying it. I have registered for the criminal psychology as my next one
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,192

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    edited August 2020
    Amazing @janer1967 , you're powering through :) Was it simple to sign up to? 

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Very simple @Ross_Scope
    It was eiearn college you just create account and purchase a course and it is instantly available for you to start and the price was good too 

    You just learn at your own pace 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,192

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    edited August 2020
    Fantastic @janer1967, I'll keep that in mind. Best of luck with it, although I'm sure you don't need luck, seems like you're doing great already :) 

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  • Tammyjane33Tammyjane33 Member Posts: 670 Pioneering
    Scottyboy said:
    I really enjoyed studying Criminology at Uni, I hope you enjoy it. Having spent some time working in this field years ago I now fancy a change so I too have just signed up for a online Diploma course...I start reading the introduction today. Social Housing Management as I fancy I change of direction into being a Housing Officer...Good Luck with your studies!...we'll study through together  :)
    Can I ask what site you use for your course please, is it a distance learning course?
    Hope it goes well. 
    Tammy 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    @Tammyjane33

    I have used elearn college it is all online. Also future learn has been recommended to me but not used them myself 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,033

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    I've used FutureLearn for a few courses and I'd definitely recommend them :) 
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,665 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m studying economics (A level) at the moment. I’ve already done philosophy using the same company and found that really good. I hope to study something at university when I get a bit better, maybe philosophy :)
  • Pixie51Pixie51 Member Posts: 59 Courageous
    I am studying an  English and Creative writing degree. I love it and am hoping long term it will fulfil my dream of writing a book and may help towards some at home work.
    Yoga heals the soul 🙏💖
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,033

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    Wow, that sounds really great @Pixie51! Which genre is your favourite? 
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  • Pixie51Pixie51 Member Posts: 59 Courageous
    edited December 2020
    Hi tori

    I l ove just wild writing fiction but lots ends up poetry and currently writing a childrens book. The difficult bit is having the confidence to let go of it for critical analysis 😂
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Sounds great I would like to do something similar but I have no creative imagination for writing fiction 

    I could do real life after all been through enough to write about lol 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,033

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    Sounds great @Pixie51! Is there perhaps a writers group you could join who'd be able to read your stuff and give some kind feedback? It might be easier if you know and trust them. But definitely try and take the plunge if you can :)

    I look forward to reading your autobiography @janer1967...

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