I was able to complete a part-time diploma at Oxford University in local history. The subject that I chose was based on the Old Poor Law up to 1834. The course was good and useful to my career as I was able to obtain promotion at work having completed an Open University degree and the Advanced Diploma. I enjoyed meeting other students on the course. It was quite difficult as it was a long way to travel and I didn’t really get the opportunity to make use of the college/university facilities.