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From mature learner to PhD and Academic Skills Coordinator... could this be you too?

We might think that those clever and accomplished people that we all know have always been that way. Look closer, they may have been where you are now

If we look around us, we are surrounded by what we consider to be individuals or groups of people that are smarter than we are, are so accomplished, and are able to do things that we could never do. Has that stopped us from pursuing an ambition, career or lifestyle? Probably.

But think back to what the Imposter Syndrome said about that. We are all concerned that we are going to be found out to be a fraud, and some people decide not to put themselves in a situation where that could happen in the first place.

Let me introduce you to Dr Tamlyn Ryan who is the Academic Skills Co-ordinator at the University of York. Tamlyn was a mature student with family responsibilities, who came back to learning and caught the learning bug. Her story will inspire you. This could be you.

After you have watched the video, do comment on your observations of Tamlyn’s journey.

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Returning to Education as a Mature Student

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