I am inspiring people even outside my family already. They believe if at my age I am doing a degree, then why not.

I am originally from Nigeria but I have lived in the UK for about 30 years and it has more or less become a second home. I retired in 2009 as a care manager in a mental health home setting.

It has always been my desire to do a degree course to back me up when I start my mental health care home after retirement. And Business and Management will lead me to the right direction. I am finding the course very useful and I am really gathering a lot of useful information to see me through my future business plan. I enjoy the course content and the support I get from my Student Adviser and my tutors. These have made my study easy and achievable by constant encouragement each time I feel like giving up.

Since my children are all grown, and I do not have to think of paying school fees again, I felt it was time to take care of myself too. I am inspiring people even outside my family already. They believe if at my age I am doing a degree, then why not. Of course, my grandchildren are already waiting to attend my graduation. So, even if I want to stop now, I cannot because I would not want to disappoint them. Two of my grandchildren are in college and they too are working hard to see that they excel so I can attend their graduation. So, it is like inspiring each other.

Serina Jones, BA (Hons) Business and Management

I set out to earn a living instead of studying, but despite this choice I always wanted to fulfil my ambition to have a qualification.

Matthew Jones, BA (Hons) Business and Management

The lessons are truly global, with students and tutors participating from anywhere; Brazil, China, America, and the UK – all in real time.

Aisha Legge, MBA

I wish I’d started my MBA years ago. I feel like I’m part of a community.