To anyone thinking about going back as a mature student, my advice is do it. The financial implications are never as bad as you think, there are loans and grants available and with your experience you will be able to secure a part-time job which helps pay your rent. I look back regularly and thank myself for having the courage to do it.
I saw professionals in good jobs leave the industry when they wanted to start a family due to the insecurity that the industry brings and the thoughts of working for peanuts for the foreseeable future certainly did not appeal. I caved in, I played it safe and I lost the faith. I applied for a MSc in Sport Management in UCD. Something with some business in it will help me, right?