At the age of 29, the idea of returning to my studies was a daunting one. I had always loved literature and I hope to teach and inspire English students myself one day. But having been out of education for so long, I had no idea where to begin. When I came across the Integrated Degree in English at Goldsmiths it was perfect for me. I had spent the last 10 years as a stay-at-home mum and now had four young children. My decision to enrol was the one of the best I have made. Not only have I spent the last year learning about a subject I love, but during that year I felt both supported and confident, with the help of my tutors and fellow students. The texts we studied were both engaging and interesting, and really gave me a chance to reignite my love for literature whilst expanding my ability and understanding academically. I finished the foundation year full of pride at what I had achieved, and confident to start my English BA.