...Many are mature age, juggling other responsibilities and/or lacking confidence in their abilities.
Some Student Comments
During assessment period, essays particularly, not so much exams, there's a lot more stress in the house because I'm worried having the time to get things in. With kids it's unpredictable; I might plan for 2-3 hours in the day but I might get 30 minutes.
I think one of the major obstacles for me was having the confidence to write, to actually get my thoughts down on paper. I think that’s been the biggest hurdle for me, knowing that I can write and that it’s also just a learned process that you can get better and improve.
I think that the only thing I lacked was confidence in my own ability and the tutors and the help that’s available certainly gives you the confidence to keep going.