Why 'ART FOR LITERATURE'?
I never thought I would ever end up with a degree, but I did it! Now I believe in myself. I believe that I can also achieve a MA. So I really am halfway there...
Why was I a late starter when it came to my education?
I was bullied at school and fell into a world of depression and self-harm at at 15. To cut a long story short, I left school early, with no qualifications.
At 16 I started wok as a sale assistant in a shop. But always felt that I wanted to do something else with my life.
At 19 I was a single, working mum! But still, I thought there was more I could do.
At 23 I discovered the Open University. I completed a Certificate in Humanities. Yay! Indeed the Art History side was fantastic, but I discovered that I had a deeper passion for English Literature!
Two more children, work, ill health, and several other factors prevented me from further study.
In 2010, I looked back at the dreams I had as a child. I always wanted to become a teacher. But not only do you need a degree, you also need GCSEs in Maths and English. I had neither. So, I went to college and spent a year studying for my GCSEs in Maths and English, and got both. A year later I was signed up to study full-time at University to study English.
In 2014 I graduated. I actually graduated! I really do feel like I've come a long way, and it would mean the world to me if I could continue on this amazing journey.
A Masters would further enrich my mind and educational needs.
I've met so many inspirational tutors on my way, and I feel that I want to inspire others in return. I therefore intend to study a PGCE in post-compulsory education after I have completed my MA - which would indeed make my childhood dream, come true!
Why I need help
I am not eligible for the new postgraduate bursary, because you need to be under the age of 30. And as a parent (who has already accumulated a mountain of debt during my undergraduate studies), I am not in a position to take out further loans.
Where will the money go?
All of the funding will pay for my tuition fees.
Any additional funds raised will be donated to charity.
Thank you for reading.