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    I'm 26, and I rather like knitting and I never say no to cocoa! :^_^:

    But I would like socialising too Sure, I'm a little worried too by the thought of being the old one. But only when I think too much about it. I also won't be living in halls, so I feel like I'll definitely be on the margins, or out of the loop a bit, but hey ho. I don't think it'll be a big problem! No idea what it'll be like blending in until we're there though I guess!
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    Well that'll teach me to read the titles of threads properly. I'm not in my early 20's at all am I. I am well over the hill of 25 and accelerating. Sigh. Better get back to my knitting needles kids.
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    (Original post by bittybee)
    I'm 26, and I rather like knitting and I never say no to cocoa! :^_^:

    But I would like socialising too Sure, I'm a little worried too by the thought of being the old one. But only when I think too much about it. I also won't be living in halls, so I feel like I'll definitely be on the margins, or out of the loop a bit, but hey ho. I don't think it'll be a big problem! No idea what it'll be like blending in until we're there though I guess!
    At least we can drink the young'uns under the table life experience and all that .


    I'm not in halls on Campus it's like a separate student village ten minutes or so away. That worried me too but theres another campus across the road and I think will give a good communal feeling.

    After reading this thread I think there will be enough of us at our prospective uni's to not feel out of the loop and we're young enough to really fit in in most dynamics.
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    Is 24 early 20s? Haha, I'll be living with my guy but want to party as much as pos, at least it sounds like there's loads of us ☺️ And we can make uni as fun as we like
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    (Original post by Charlottew9)
    Is 24 early 20s? Haha, I'll be living with my guy but want to party as much as pos, at least it sounds like there's loads of us ☺️ And we can make uni as fun as we like
    your at the cut off 25 is mid 20's

    And exactly on my access course we had 18 (turned 19 on course)- 60 and I managed to converse and enjoy all their company. It really is dependent on the person/people. If someone judges you for not being a fresh faced 18 year old they are not worth the time or effort .
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    I'm studying... Law (Foundation Entry), LLB (Hons) at Uclan :-)
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    If it helps I'm 33 and the whole 'mature student' thing is a bit weird for me too, I suppose I'm a young 33, I'm not married, I have no children or commitments and I lived on campus my first year. I felt a bit stuck in no-mans land initially - I didn't have much in common with the older mature students and the 18-20 year olds were really nice but in a different stage in their life to me, I'd already done the living on my own for the first time/staying out all night clubbing thing. Eventually though I found a happy medium, I mix up my social life so I do quiet things with some people like a coffee and lunch and bars/clubs/gigs with other people. I still feel a bit out of the loop most of the time, but I'm having fun, so it's not quite as bad as I initially thought!
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    I'm 25, I'm not doing the halls thing like one of the posters above, I'd actually quite like to but it's stupidly expensive compared to shared accommodation, hopefully that will allow me to get into the social side more. Don't want to make things harder than they have to be.


    You never know, I might be able to pull the "well when you get to my age" card if they start getting uppity

    ...oh god, non-ironic use of the word uppity, I think I just aged another 15 years.
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    (Original post by DasSnipez)
    I'm 25, I'm not doing the halls thing like one of the posters above, I'd actually quite like to but it's stupidly expensive compared to shared accommodation, hopefully that will allow me to get into the social side more. Don't want to make things harder than they have to be.


    You never know, I might be able to pull the "well when you get to my age" card if they start getting uppity

    ...oh god, non-ironic use of the word uppity, I think I just aged another 15 years.
    Haha totally stealing that card! Those uni kids need to respect their elders haha
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    (Original post by carm8833)
    Haha totally stealing that card! Those uni kids need to respect their elders haha
    You're only 23, so you don't quite qualify
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    (Original post by Dosen)
    You're only 23, so you don't quite qualify
    :O how rude! I had to apply through the mature student alternative entry scheme so I count!! :P
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    (Original post by bittybee)
    Well that'll teach me to read the titles of threads properly. I'm not in my early 20's at all am I. I am well over the hill of 25 and accelerating. Sigh. Better get back to my knitting needles kids.
    Haha this made me laugh! you're only as old, or as young as you feel! I love cooking and baking so considering playing the mother card and winning the young uns over with tasty baked goods!! Haha! maybe you could knit them all scarfs for the winter? hehe
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    This thread has made me feel MUCH better about going to uni at 23!
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    (Original post by kt5545)
    This thread has made me feel MUCH better about going to uni at 23!
    Good! it's the perfect age! Old enough to take your studies seriously but young enough to have fun
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    Yes it is the perfect age! I'm 24 in October and I feel that this is definitely the right time to get my degree. I'm much more mature and focused than I was when I was 18, but I don't feel like I'll be excluded socially for being too old as I still love to go out, maybe not as much as I used to though 😜


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    I'm 23 and starting university (again) this October. I don't feel old at all! Then again, I got asked for ID buying Tippex the other day haha, so I doubt anyone would even notice my age unless I brought it up.
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    Please can someone tell me how you can study A levels and get to University at 23?

    How did you do it, because I have to claim housing benefit, but you cannot study fulltime whilst on it.

    Many thanks
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    I did an access course which counts as part time I think, as people on my course still got their benefits. It's only a year and the vast majority of university's accept an access course. Hope this helps.


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    (Original post by cheeriosarenice)
    Please can someone tell me how you can study A levels and get to University at 23?

    How did you do it, because I have to claim housing benefit, but you cannot study fulltime whilst on it.

    Many thanks
    I didn't do an access course, I used credits from modules studied with the Open University to get into uni - but it's best to check with the uni's you are applying to as not all of them will accept OU credits (of those I applied to, some wanted 60 credits, some wanted 120-180, it depends on the university). But there are a few different ways of getting on a degree course, it might also be worth looking at degrees with foundation level courses too.
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    I remember a guy on my course was still able to claim. As long as you declare it and prove you still have the required amount of hours to look for work whatever other loop holes, Jumps etc you need to adhere too it's all good. I was on JSA but signed off .
 
 
 
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