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    Basically I had a few gap years and then tried two course I didn't like so dropped out from.

    I have applied to go to uni this year but I will be 23 if I go.

    Do you think this is too old to go to uni? Will it be awkward?

    Or do you know any people a similar age starting uni?

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    (Original post by Red-Dragon)
    Basically I had a few gap years and then tried two course I didn't like so dropped out from.

    I have applied to go to uni this year but I will be 23 if I go.

    Do you think this is too old to go to uni? Will it be awkward?

    Or do you know any people a similar age starting uni?

    Thanks
    Definetly not too old
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    I hope not, I'm nearly 26 and I start this year!
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    Nah, loads of people go to uni later in life. Half of my cohort was mid to late twenties, I think only three people were school leavers.
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    No.
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    I'll be 26 with a 3 year old when I start this year. I'll be living in my own place and I won't be doing much in the way of partying/socialising but I'd like to think I'll fit in ok! You'll be fine.
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    Nah its not too old, I had flatmates in first year who were 23 + 24 everyone gelled and got on really well.
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    Absolutely not. You'll find plenty of mature students older than you. I wouldn't even consider 23 as old.
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    I started at 23 it all went perfectly! (I just can't keep up with the youngsters anymore!)


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    (Original post by Red-Dragon)
    Basically I had a few gap years and then tried two course I didn't like so dropped out from.

    I have applied to go to uni this year but I will be 23 if I go.

    Do you think this is too old to go to uni? Will it be awkward?

    Or do you know any people a similar age starting uni?

    Thanks
    (Original post by Red-Dragon)
    Basically I had a few gap years and then tried two course I didn't like so dropped out from.

    I have applied to go to uni this year but I will be 23 if I go.

    Do you think this is too old to go to uni? Will it be awkward?

    Or do you know any people a similar age starting uni?

    Thanks
    At 23 you won't be that much older than the 18 year olds starting. Last year I lived with a guy who started a new undergraduate degree at 26, he fitted in well and made friends with the 18 year old freshers, although perhaps helped by him being quite young for his age. Either way, even if you found the 18 year olds too immature, you won't be the only mature student and many unis have a mature student society.

    The only issue you might find is regards to finance. If you have already been to uni twice already (even if you didn't complete either year) you will need to pay the tuition fees of your first year yourself, although you can still receive a maintenance loan. The only exception is if you had extenuating circumstances when you dropped out e.g. illness and can provide proof of this.
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    Absolutely not! My mother is 35 and is in her first year at Birckbeck university. She has another 3 years to go. Never feel too old. Education never has age restrictions.

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    (Original post by Red-Dragon)
    Basically I had a few gap years and then tried two course I didn't like so dropped out from.

    I have applied to go to uni this year but I will be 23 if I go.

    Do you think this is too old to go to uni? Will it be awkward?

    Or do you know any people a similar age starting uni?

    Thanks
    No way are you too old mate! I travel to uni with two guys that are 31 and 28 - I'm 19. It'd be no different at all, there's people in my course in their 40's with several kids. 23 is probably an ideal age to go to uni. Mature enough to knuckle down yet able to have a laugh and relax when required
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    Some people on my course are 40+ and that's computing
 
 
 

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