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    I'm 30 and going to do a degree with a foundation year. I was looking at doing a Access Course to start with, mainly because I've been out of education for so long i wanted to ease in. When i looked into both i found the foundation offered me more and i would soon get into the university life a lot easier. I'm looking forward to starting but not looking like 'that guy' sat at the back with all the 'young un's' staring at me, ha....
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    (Original post by dave.winder)
    I'm 30 and going to do a degree with a foundation year. I was looking at doing a Access Course to start with, mainly because I've been out of education for so long i wanted to ease in. When i looked into both i found the foundation offered me more and i would soon get into the university life a lot easier. I'm looking forward to starting but not looking like 'that guy' sat at the back with all the 'young un's' staring at me, ha....
    As you are in a foundation year, in your foundation modules I'm sure you'll meet some people of your own age anyway.
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    Im joining at 21, frankly I dont care what other students think about me being a mature student. You will have other life skills compared to 18yr old. Just enjoy the whole experiance that what I say and enjoy your course
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    I think it's amazing how much people are discussing this. What does it matter?
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    I'm 22 and no I am NOT a mature student. I may be a postgraduate student but not 'mature'. No way! Stop it people, stop it! I don't want to be categorised as old! :no:

    My desire for a good night out at the bar/club has not subsided at all. Then there's the fact I look at least half a decade younger then I am - still routinely asked for ID for lottery tickets and people just can't believe it when they hear my real age!

    Forever young!

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    I'm starting a second degree (radiography) and I'm 21 - I don't feel like a mature student! Probably because I'm going into another degree straight from finishing my first course. I'm not really feeling self conscious, I was "mature" (read: bookish/shy/not a party animal/other mature student stereotypes) at 18. Reading this thread with interest because I hope my course mates aren't intimidated by me...I'm in the same situation as everyone else on the course, I'm training for a job. But I'll still get involved with freshers week, clubs and societies, nights out the same as everyone else.


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    I'm 23 and starting at UCLAN this Sept. It's the second time I've been to into, and decided not to live in this time (finances/work/focus on study).

    In think this will make it much harder to socialise.. I know that I'm going to be completely focused on my course, but some nice chat/banter and a few pints along the way would be welcome... I guess I'll just have to see what it's like when I get there!
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    (Original post by Kelytha)
    I'm 24 in October and while I don't fancy clubbing 3x a week for the next 3 years I do want to enjoy the social side of uni as well as get a degree. I'm planning to join a few societies, and go out a couple of times a week clubbing/pubbing. (I do prefer a pub to a club) however, I will be working hard to get my degree. I'm only going to be 5 years older than most students, I don't really think it matters. We look young enough to pass off as 18/19 and to be honest, we're 23, not 73!
    Absolutely, yes, THIS. I was the baby on my Access course (I'm 20, 21 in January), so not so far out at all, and I can definitely pass for 18 - no one'll know the difference unless they ask! I wasn't such the party person when I was a 18, let alone now, but like Kelytha said, I'm all for a bit of socialising and society joining... Just not every day of the week!
 
 
 
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