What are the benefits?
There are many different reasons to enrol on a higher education course. This might include the desire to start a new career or develop an existing one, to turn an interest into something more, or for a complete change of direction. As a mature student, you may be worried about how you’ll cope with the demands of academic work, particularly if you’ve been out of education for a few years, or even fit study in with family and other commitments. However, there’s lots of support available to help you make the most of your time at university or college.
How will I fit in?
Mature students are welcomed at universities and colleges up and down the country.
They make a positive difference to the intellectual and cultural lives of their course providers, bringing fresh insight, questioning minds, life and work experience, and a passionate commitment to study.
Below is a list of careers guidance services who can help you further with planning your next steps:
- National Careers Service (England)
- Careers Service Northern Ireland
- Skills Development Scotland
- Careers Wales
For international students: