Back to study! Part III

Since my last posting I have received confirmation that my application to attend summer school was successful. I subsequently paid the required registration fee and now have received the confirmation mail and a place has been reserved for me. The same mail also had the login information for the summer school intranet. Unfortunately at this early stage there is nothing to see: Come back in May. We are sorry for any inconvenience. My calendar has been blocked off for those days. Now to wait and see what the social programme has to offer.

Other exciting news is that I have a name, although I don’t have a .com domain to match it. It’s out there and I’ve put in a bid to buy it. Now I need to wait. Obviously my first offer has probably been too low…

The business plan is taking shape and now just requires cutting, pasting and editing into a proper document rather than many separate sheets of paper.

The best of all is the appointment with the EnterpriseHelsinki people. That’s still a couple of weeks away so I can use the time to fine tune the plan, work on the product and get it all packaged nicely.


Back to study! Part II

Further to my earlier post, the application has been submitted. Now the waiting starts again…

The most difficult part of the application was the ‘letter of motivation’. Once I cleared my thoughts about what I’d studied in the past and where I am heading now, it was quite easy.

Also reassuring were the mails that came from the admissions office indicating that entry wouldn’t be a problem in the ‘professional’ arena.

Best I dust off my book bag….

Back to study!

Exciting stuff! I’ve just sent off a ‘request for information’ mail to the Helsinki Summer School. Even though I’m not a student they have some positions available for ‘Professionals’ so hopefully I can gain entrance that way.

If I think about the last time I was in a classroom, it’s not that long ago (Finnish classes, started 2001). Except that it never felt like I was studying. The exam in 2010 for my citizenship language capabilities did feel like an exam.That was awful.

It’s an opportunity too good to pass up. Hopefully I get a (positive) response soon.