Hi. I'm Stephen. My partner and I are doing Social studies through the gateway programme. I'm majoring in politics. Having been self employed for nearly 20 years I decided that I would like a change of direction and to get in to politics. I have stood twice now for local government, and plan on doing so again. We also live on a boat in Birmingham, but plan to at some point do the Warwickshire ring of canals whilst studying, probably in term 2. This blog will be about travelling to university, saving money and balancing work life balance with two people studying the same course.