Alan Neary works in the human services sector as an unqualified social care worker. After dropping out of college when he was younger, he made the decision to return and finish the final year of his degree. Alan agreed to create a video diary, recording his college experiences, the challenges he faced trying to balance work, life and learning and the issues he had as he attempted to complete the year. Hopefully it will give you an insight into the learning experience and what it takes to complete your studies.
Part 1 – The College Experience
In part one, Alan tells us about himself, his background and why he chose to return to complete his degree at the Open Training College. He describes his learning experience with the college and the kind of supports he feels are needed to complete a degree, particularly when you are an adult learner who is trying to combine work and study.