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    These threads are getting ridiculous. I can't believe how insecure people are about age. If age stops you relating to someone then that is very sad. With average life expectancy around 80 years of age, how can someone be too old to go to university at 26?
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    I'm 24. I'm going to Warwick to study Biomedical Science in September, by which point I'll be 25. I'm planning on doing a Masters and hopefully a PhD, by which time I'll be about 33. It's not too late for you, mate.
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    Hi, I have just finished my Access course (Education Studies) at Bromley College. At first i was also a little unsure about getting back into education but can honestly say it has been the best thing I have done. I am Thirty nine years young and will be starting my chosen university in September.
    Don't let age hold you back, follow your dreams.
    Good luck
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    I'm not sure if I'm writing this in the correct place but oh well. I'm 34 and interested in going to university. I think Cambridge sounds amazing. Are there any scholarships or grants I can still qualify for? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I want to study CS i.e. Coding and security especially. Thank you in advance!
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    (Original post by christasista)
    I'm not sure if I'm writing this in the correct place but oh well. I'm 34 and interested in going to university. I think Cambridge sounds amazing. Are there any scholarships or grants I can still qualify for? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I want to study CS i.e. Coding and security especially. Thank you in advance!
    If you haven't already had a loan you'll get funding from student finance if you're a UK student. If you have there are grants, but you have to search for them.
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    (Original post by littleguy)
    Too old? Not at all! I am 42 and going to university for an undergraduate course this September.
    Yezzzzzurrrrrrrr!

    Inspirational person.
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    I'm 24 almost 25 years old, thinking to start start university this year. After multi working experiences I thought I can get better career in future but my thought went wrong, here's what happened, I went to career fair few weeks ago, I prepared a lot of resume trying to let the HR know about me, unfortunately they don't care about my resume, their first question was
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    (Original post by WhiteWalker)
    I don't know what I want to do with my life at the moment. I am 24 years old, but if I was to study for a foundation course or go onto an access course, I will be around 26 by the time I get onto a degree course. Is this too old for university?

    Also, would something like English, Graphic Design or Journalism be a good degree to get? I am more of a creative person, so I was thinking of these degrees.

    What are your thoughts?
    My Nan did an English degree in her 60's because she'd never had the opportunity to when she was younger.

    Your're definitely not too old.
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    To be quite honest. I started at 24 in Sheffield and felt completely different to the other 18 to 21 year olds. They get excited over rubbish things and its very difficult to relate. Also, seeing the young naive girls fall for the idiots all the time just makes me angry. It make you realise that ignorance really is bliss. I haven't enjoyed the two years so far because its very hard to make friends when people don't feel they can relate to you.

    Sorry to be negative, but its the truth

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    Oh my godda!!!!
    Im 45 dear, ive just finished my access course and im starting uni in September 2016!!

    just remember you are never too old xxxxx:party:
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    I'm hoping to go to University next year after my access course. I'm not there to make friends, unlike most of the younger people, so definitely not too old!
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    (Original post by emmaLC4)
    Oh my godda!!!!
    Im 45 dear, ive just finished my access course and im starting uni in September 2016!!

    just remember you are never too old xxxxx:party:
    Congratulations to you!
    Just finished Access course too.
    I will be 52 when starting my degree September 2016. I am a single parent to a 27and 16 year old.
    Give a shout out to me, if you are attending University of Winchester.
    Have had good support from most family members, with one relative giving me a list of all the cons, but..... I cant stand my job, a degree is the only way forward as far as I am concerned.
    Negative comments like, you should have done it years ago, do not help! What on my own with young children!
    So I say go for your dream, with full determination.
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    (Original post by WhiteWalker)
    I don't know what I want to do with my life at the moment. I am 24 years old, but if I was to study for a foundation course or go onto an access course, I will be around 26 by the time I get onto a degree course. Is this too old for university?

    Also, would something like English, Graphic Design or Journalism be a good degree to get? I am more of a creative person, so I was thinking of these degrees.

    What are your thoughts?
    Hey, i'm 23 now and doing an access course now and starting at university in October at the other side of the country. Do you mean too old as to fit in and enjoy the student life or too old to do the work?

    I'm certain you will be able to handle the workload but what is concerning me is fitting in I made a post on this today and most of the responses have been very positive however there was one saying it might be problem and it has stuck in my head.

    Looking at it as a whole though i know that it will all be fine!

    As for your courses I cant say about English but there's good money to be had in graphic design and know a couple of people who did that at uni and for journalism i would say don't do it. I'm sure i read an article where there is like 0.6% of students get journalism jobs when the graduate.

    Just my 2 cents, hope it has helped somewhat.
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    I'm thinking of doing some teaching qualifications to be able to become a Tutor or sorts - I'm worried that I've left it too late - been to uni once but it didn't work out for me. Circumstances have changed since then but I still find the discipline and financing of the experience hasn't. I've down college courses since then so maybe I'll be able to do Uni now!


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    lol i'm 26 as well and still need to go to university for my dental course and we are just starting now we have 4 years and another 3 for my masters so no your not old the worst part is im from other part of the country and i need to do the course again in uk for atleast 2 years to get my degree and still not downbeat about it

    hope it helps
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    I was 26 when I started my degree and most people on it were over 25 at the start; so no not too old. There wasn't as much of a social social side to it compared to what people I know who went to uni at 18-21 experienced though.
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    I'll be able to relate to this thread title soon.

    Can someone clear something up for me first (apologies for the hijack) but if I can get on an access course say this September and finish it next June/July/whenever the years up and I get the necessary grades does that mean I'll be eligible to start a university course?

    At the moment I just have GCSE's and assuming I did the access course full time.
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    (Original post by Thatsthespirit)
    I'll be able to relate to this thread title soon.

    Can someone clear something up for me first (apologies for the hijack) but if I can get on an access course say this September and finish it next June/July/whenever the years up and I get the necessary grades does that mean I'll be eligible to start a university course?

    At the moment I just have GCSE's and assuming I did the access course full time.
    Yes thats right. Im started my access course in september just gone and im starting university this september. You apply for uni while you are doing your access course
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    (Original post by nomad992)
    Yes thats right. Im started my access course in september just gone and im starting university this september. You apply for uni while you are doing your access course
    Ah cool. Do they predict your grades or something?
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    Question. Do a levels get looked at as mature students & how do they finance the price of courses - do we have any of the fees wavered!?


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