Opening it didn't make me feel any better...
but then I realised these are the books for the entire year (last year they sent it in two batches).
Five thick books, two thinner ones; five audio CDs, various videos, statistics software; history of psychology downloads, assignment details, examination advice... it's all a bit overwhelming.
Having decided that "if Mr H can do a degree....", I am studying towards (probably) a Psychology degree though in the back of my mind I still might veer off on the Criminology route, though that's unlikely as I don't think I could keep up interest through the criminal justice system module.
Last year I studied Social Sciences which is an introductory course to many degrees, and covers subjects diverse as "psychology, social policy, criminology, geography, environment, politics, international studies, economics and sociology". An interesting year although some bits were like struggling through thick mud (not mentioning any names: economics).
My 2nd year is Exploring Psychology so now we start getting down to the nitty gritty, and though somewhat concerned at how my already struggling brain will cope with more workload, I know that I Can Do It.
And true to form, because the course doesn't start until October 2nd, I will be starting this weekend!