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is 20 year olds, too old to start university? my friend will be starting a year late but i'll be starting 2 years behind, is that too old to live out the university experience? and have fun at freshers and all
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2 years? Who will work it out. Just do it.
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is 20 year olds, too old to start university? my friend will be starting a year late but i'll be starting 2 years behind, is that too old to live out the university experience? and have fun at freshers and all
I've edited your thread title to make your question clearer.

At age 20, you are only 2 years older than school/college leavers, and in pretty much the same stage of life. It'll only be a big deal if you make it one, and no one will know your age unless you tell them.
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I turned 20 in March and will be starting university this September. I had the same concerns before applying but speaking to people at open days there are more students over 18-19 at university than most people realise.
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Of course not! I started at 25 and there are plenty of people my own age on my course.
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How will they know?
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(Original post by idontknow345)
is 20 year olds, too old to start university? my friend will be starting a year late but i'll be starting 2 years behind, is that too old to live out the university experience? and have fun at freshers and all
No you're fine.
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everyone will just assume you're 18 mate lmao it literally doesn't matter

my first year flat mate was like 26 and we didn't know and when we knew we didn't care
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I started at 25, go for it.
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nope
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Not at all- I'm turning 20 in August and starting uni in September. There will be a huge range of ages and even the youngest people will only be 2 years younger than you so it's not a big deal at all
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It is never too late. You are still young. In Singapore, males are conscripted at age 18 for military service and only receive their university education at age 20-21. Go for it, and don't let age obstruct your future. Age is just a number. All the best.

Cheers.
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Why worry? I’m starting uni this year, I’m turning 21 in November

No one is bothered about your age, you are the only one who’s concerned about it.
I admit, when I started a levels I was worried about the age I would be when I’d finished them, since I would be 2 years “behind” everyone I went to school with and 2 years older than the students in my class. However, this was a silly concern because no one was bothered, no one asked how old I was, none of the tutors made me feel any different to anyone else because I was older.

It may seem it now, but 2 years isn’t a big difference. Just enjoy uni, don’t worry about your age.
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It really doesn't matter. There's multiple people on my course that are 25+ and no one cares nor treats them any differently. Do it
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(Original post by Paypurr)
Why worry? I’m starting uni this year, I’m turning 21 in November

No one is bothered about your age, you are the only one who’s concerned about it.
I admit, when I started a levels I was worried about the age I would be when I’d finished them, since I would be 2 years “behind” everyone I went to school with and 2 years older than the students in my class. However, this was a silly concern because no one was bothered, no one asked how old I was, none of the tutors made me feel any different to anyone else because I was older.

It may seem it now, but 2 years isn’t a big difference. Just enjoy uni, don’t worry about your age.
It's exactly the same for me -starting September and 21 in November. I don't see it as an issue at all as you can't really tell the difference between an 18 and 20 year old. Most of my friends are ages 18-22 and I can't tell any difference between them age wise. It's the stage of life you're at that matters most. So to answer OP, it definitely isn't too old.
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Tbh, so long as you're in your 20s, people probably won't even ask you how old you are at any point. You won't stand out as being older, and even if you were a mature student as in decades older, you can still fit in. You're going to have to socialise with people of all ages when you're in a job, because life isn't arranged by school years. So yeah, you'll be fine, just go for it.
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There’s 40 years olds that go uni uno
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Damn, I started when I was 32.
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there is no maximum age for education. I know one guy who is 45 and just started his bachelor.
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It's honestly no big deal! A lot of people in my hall this year were at least 20,some older. They settled in just as well as everyone else, if not better. Good luck!
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