I am a working Mum of 3 who worked hard balancing employment and study for my undergraduate degree in Early Education. I am trying to raise £9000 to pay for the tuition and equipment fees for a Psychology of Education (BPS) MSc course I have been accepted onto at the University of Bristol that starts this September 2019.
I've spent years studying the purpose of education and how it can be used to close the large gaps in social mobility, but after spending time working for my local authority I know what is needed more.
Children in need of emotional support require therapy and someone to talk to. The government believe that the need for educational psychologists and child psychologists will rise by 20% within the next 5 years and after working in the safeguarding field for some time I wholeheartedly agree.
This course will provide the opportunity for me to go onto a fully funded doctorate in educational psychology and become a part of the HCPC and the AEP- (association of educational psychologists). This role supports children who are most vulnerable and in need of support. This could be ADHD or Aspergers related, or it could be emotional and psychological impact from trauma or other additional and complex needs.
I am able to help the most vulnerable children and no longer want to sit behind a desk feeling helpless and being held back from fulfilling my potential. I want to be in the field giving direct support to those who need it. It is the reason I began my undergraduate journey in Childhood Studies and Early education- to work with children and offer them support to be their best selves! But before I can do that I need a little support too.
The final fees are not due until 2020 and the course lasts 12 months finishing in Sept 2020. I have an postgraduate degree already so student finance is not available to me, but this only shows that I am willing and able to complete a course at this level and I will! (Proof of course acceptance is available)
Thank you for taking the time to read this post- Any contributions are very welcome. :)