QUOTE(Flossie @ Mar 8 2010, 05:02 PM)
What sort of PG study, Maizie?
Prob an MSc in Bioinformatics.
Thanks to a recent inheritance, we are debt-free-other-than-mortgage and the household running costs have dropped so much that I could half my income with no real impact.
I'm likely being made redundant later this year, which will come with a substantial wodge of money - well over half my annual pay, so I could use that as "salary" and pay for course fees for a year without too much concern.
My OU degree (humanities with classical studies) finishes June 2011 - so I'd be looking at a 2011 academic year start (oh, my original degree was in biology and I'm currently a programmer...so it's not a total departure to go to bioinformatics).
It's just pondering at the moment but basically it's financially viable in a way it would never have been since I left university (and indeed, probably wasn't even that viable then!)