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Study update – five months in

Hi everyone,

Well, we are five months in to the Science Access Course and any ideas I had about being able to provide you with a monthly study update sort of went out the window over the past few weeks.  Sorry about that, life sort of went a little crazy-busy and I wasn’t able to keep all the plates spinning.

So, we are well in to November and I’m on the final leg of the course.  Since my last study update here Biology has bitten the dust and I’m almost at the end of the Anatomy and Physiology module.  I’m just an essay, an exam and a few tests away from completing the course.  How the hell did that happen?  I’m simultaneously delighted and terrified that the course is coming to an end and that the next step will be the hardcore nutrition only studying.

With that in mind, here’s what the last few months have taught me…

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Study update – two months in

Hi everyone,

Can you believe I’m already writing a two month study update? No, neither can I.  The time has really flown, although strangely at the same time I also don’t feel like I have done anything. Although my exam results tell a different story…

Since my last post here I’ve finished the Chemistry section of my course and have moved on to the Biology part, which I must admit is much more in my comfort zone.  I’ve always told myself ‘I’m not a ‘science’ person’ (whatever that means) and that I wasn’t good at Chemistry so imagine my surprise when the results came back in and low and behold, I scored an A*.  I know.

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Study update – one month in

Today’s post was going to be all about ‘how to make your veg box stretch further’ but although I’d already drafted the post, there was something holding me back from putting it up this week.  I know it fits nicely in to the series I’ve been doing on meal prepping and planning recently but for some reason I couldn’t get the idea for this post out of my head.  So the veg box post will go up next week instead and today I’m going to share with you some reflections about how my first month of studying has gone – the things that went well, the things I need to improve upon and the surprising lessons I’ve learnt about myself in the process.

I’ll admit that I really didn’t think starting this course would be that big a deal because I’ve three years of studying ahead of me, so how much could possibly change in a month?  Well, I’m happy to say quite a lot.

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Why I am going back to school

Guys, I have some really exciting news.  I am going back to school!

I’m feeling really excited and really terrified in equal measures.

This is something I’ve been wanting to do for the past eighteen months and I can’t believe I’ve kept my mouth shut about it and it’s now only weeks away from happening.

This year I’m joining the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and undertaking their Diploma in Nutritional Therapy.  Full disclosure, before I start the Diploma I have to do a science access course because my A-Level grades aren’t up to scratch.  I do have an A-Level in Biology but a combination of not applying myself in sixth form and a lack of interest resulted in a lower grade than would be ideal for this course.  So, I’m going back to basics and brushing up on my Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology.  Once I pass that I can progress to the Diploma.

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