Great 1 min 32 sec video explaining what a UX designer is. Have a look:
I also found this great post by Whitney Hess explaining how to become a UX designer. It’s great to know I’m on the right track. My only fear is going back to University since I am now in full time work in web development, however if I need the qualifications I will go back to tertiary education.
I’ve been looking into online course but feel this might not be the way to go, you don’t get the same interaction as face to face.