I started adult life studying philosophy, then went into sales and marketing. Psychiatric nursing followed, including drugs work, and I now provide support services for university students. I've put it all together in my forthcoming ebook "Going Up", a social troubleshooter for people joining university in England.
Going from school to university can be a daunting process that you are prepared for only on an academic level. "Going Up" looks at problems, including worse-case scenarios, that you might encounter, in the hope that you won't encounter them. As the saying goes, hope for the best but prepare for the worst.