University as a mature student can be quite a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Whether your reason for deciding to go to University is based on a career change or finally being in the right position to go, there are a few things as a mature student you will need to be aware of.
Firstly, what is a mature student? Well, unlike the way it sounds, a mature student is classed as someone aged 21 years or older. In other words, someone who hasn’t been in full time education for a few years.
Unlike with school leavers, the entry requirements for degrees at university vary quite significantly for mature students. You don’t always need the three A-Levels, sometimes you just need one different one and in other cases, just a Level 3 Diploma will be sufficient for you to get an offer.
Where do I start with Looking at going to University?
OK, so if you have made your mind up and you’re ready to head off to university, the first thing you need to do is check what entry requirements the degree course you want to study requires. In most cases, the quickest and easiest way to achieve this is by getting in touch directly with the University’s admissions department, you can find the contact details for this on the university’s website, send them an email explaining you’re a mature student looking to study a degree with them and they will be able to tell you what qualifications they would need you to hold to be offered a place. It’s usually a good idea to send in your CV or previous qualifications as well, so they can be really specific about what you need to hold.
Once you know what additional qualifications you need to study, then get in touch with our helpful team and get signed up to get studying right away.