I would have blindly and naively kept my mind limited to one place- my confidence in myself, my future career path and my abilities confined in the (arguably limited) space of my head.

Myra is a Realising Opportunities participant and will be blogging throughout her time on the programme. 

It’s just that. Exactly what it says on the box. Or the website. Or the poster. Wherever you’ve seen it, actually.

A programme dedicated to helping every individual realize what he or she is capable of, what opportunities lay waiting ahead of them, which ones they can eagerly grab with both hands to help aid them with the dreaded, big ‘U’ word…

(University, for those not following my creative exaggeration).

Through this programme, I’ve been guided in making more informed choices, stepping out of my own city to venture into and explore others- and see what they have to offer in terms of higher education. Without it, I would have blindly and naively kept my mind limited to one place- my confidence in myself, my future career path and my abilities confined in the (arguably limited) space of my head.

To those interested, ask yourself this. Do you want to find a University right for you? Do you want to be able to make choices for yourself? Do you want awesome free food? (A joke, a joke, I digress).

The answer should be yes. Especially to the free food.

I’ve always been interested in the human body and mind, and the struggle between choosing a Biology or Psychology degree was worryingly making me turn into Scrooge 2.0. By visiting just three universities and coaxing myself into asking questions, the decision had been made. All it had taken was a bit of extra confidence and more faith, (and of course RO for giving me the chance in the first place) to resolve a years worth of stress.

For more information about Realising Opportunities and the other Outreach programmes we offer visit our website.

www.sheffield.ac.uk/schools/outreach-programmes