Or to be more precise, a trainee teacher.
On Tuesday I had an interview for a place on the PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) course to teach English to 11-18-year-olds.
I will always be a writer but my experience in the prison has taught me the value of education and the difference teachers can make to the future lives of pupils.
Almost without exception the men that I have worked with told me their criminal lives became a full-time career option when they left school.
Most of these men stopped going to school at around 13 or 14 when they were excluded from full-time education.
If I get a place and if I qualify I hope to work in a Pupil Referral Unit teaching pupils who have been excluded from mainstream education and helping them get back to school.
The strange thing is if I get a place on the course I will be returning to university in September 2010 - the same time as my eldest son who has also applied to the same university.
Before I sign off today, do you remember me telling you about Susan Comer who makes wearable art from vintage clothes?
The designs normally cost in excess of £300 but she has two being auctioned on eBay for Sue Ryder Charity Care and they are only £17 as I speak with just over two days to go.
Check them out here and here.