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what are unis looking for in younger 'mature' students? watch


    It depends which universities you want to go to - they have different requirements. I think you are considered a matude student if you are aged 22 and beyond.
    Uni's tend to lower their requirements if you have experience in industry - but you have to show some evidence of academic ability (so, for example any A Levels taken...)
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    (Original post by Catswhiskers)
    I din't really approach that many admissions tutors as the course I want to do is quite specialised and isn't offered in that many places. I think that I spoke to about three or four places in total - the tutors were generally helpful but they tend to be quite cautious until they know fully what you intend to do, what you have been doing and what grades you gained originally.
    Do you think its better to phone or email?

    When I wanted to speak to admissions tutors I phoned as I felt that I'd be able to give them a fuller picture of my situation if I spoke to them in person. I also felt that it is probably easier to say an outright 'no thanks' to you by e-mail ...

    When I was just trying to find out general information I e-mailed. Normally they'll send you a 'mature student leaflet' or something which does give you a fairly good idea about how the place feels about mature students, and what they're likely to ask for.
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