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Is the age of 25 too old to start at university? Want to become a mental health nurse but need to do my access to higher education diploma first. Iโ€™m currently 22 x
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no it's not too late.๐Ÿ˜Š
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No most people going into nursing tend to be mature students anyways
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I started uni at 25. There were plenty people my own age on my course (biomedical science).
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I went to uni at 25, I had a great time! A fair few people there were my age but I didnโ€™t have a problem fitting in with the younger students either. I say go for it! ๐Ÿ˜Š
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I was 26 when I went to university. The first thing I discovered was all the other 26, 27, 30 year olds and so on... not to mention the fact that I had a few 18
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๐Ÿคฃ no, 25 is not too old. do what works for you and not go on everyone elses timeline.

I started my degree at 28, due to graduate next year at 30 & currently applying for grad entry medicine which will start when I'm 31 (if I get in)
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๐Ÿคฃ no, 25 is not too old. do what works for you and not go on everyone elses timeline.

I started my degree at 28, due to graduate next year at 30 & currently applying for grad entry medicine which will start when I'm 31 (if I get in)
Wow! I am hoping to apply to grad entry medicine too and I will be around 25/26 (depending on what year I apply for). What degree did you do?
I was 19 when I started uni but I had to do a foundation year and repeat 2nd year so I am 23 now. I'll be 24 when I, hopefully, graduate.
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Is the age of 25 too old to start at university? Want to become a mental health nurse but need to do my access to higher education diploma first. Iโ€™m currently 22 x
No itโ€™s definitely not too old so go for it! Iโ€™m a very mature student and started when I was 50! Iโ€™m about to start my 3rd year and will then do a PGCE so that I can teach ages 14 to undergrad. Good luck!!
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Wow! I am hoping to apply to grad entry medicine too and I will be around 25/26 (depending on what year I apply for). What degree did you do?
I was 19 when I started uni but I had to do a foundation year and repeat 2nd year so I am 23 now. I'll be 24 when I, hopefully, graduate.
I'm currently away to go into 3rd year of a forensic science degree. I had it confirmed by my uni that it is 2/3 biological sciences so it means i don't need to have A level Chemistry or biology for the unis i'm applying to (which is good as i don't have them)

What degree are you doing? Good luck with your last year.
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never too old to learn something new๐Ÿ˜
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I'm currently away to go into 3rd year of a forensic science degree. I had it confirmed by my uni that it is 2/3 biological sciences so it means i don't need to have A level Chemistry or biology for the unis i'm applying to (which is good as i don't have them)

What degree are you doing? Good luck with your last year.
Forensics is good. I'm doing natural sciences and I'm on the biology and forensics with psychology pathway. I was never sure if Forensics counted as a biological sciences but now that you mentioned it, I am gonna ask my uni too. I don't have the a level grades or subjects either as I didn't think I was smart enough to get into medicine after a levels.

What unis are you applying for? What kind of volunteering experience do you have? (Sorry for the nosiness).

Good luck to you too
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Forensics is good. I'm doing natural sciences and I'm on the biology and forensics with psychology pathway. I was never sure if Forensics counted as a biological sciences but now that you mentioned it, I am gonna ask my uni too. I don't have the a level grades or subjects either as I didn't think I was smart enough to get into medicine after a levels.

What unis are you applying for? What kind of volunteering experience do you have? (Sorry for the nosiness).

Good luck to you too
yeah, I was concerned my degree wouldn't have enough 'biological science' but turns out its classed as 2/3 cause otherwise I'd be screwed.

Yeah,, its definitely worth checking with your uni.

I'm applying to Kings and Barts only GEM & the 5 year course. I loved both open days, but also I'm limited to where I can apply as I own my house which is 25 miles west of london.

I have experience volunteering in an a&e department. hoping to be able to work my way up to ward helper too with a bit more time.

what about you?
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yeah, I was concerned my degree wouldn't have enough 'biological science' but turns out its classed as 2/3 cause otherwise I'd be screwed.

Yeah,, its definitely worth checking with your uni.

I'm applying to Kings and Barts only GEM & the 5 year course. I loved both open days, but also I'm limited to where I can apply as I own my house which is 25 miles west of london.

I have experience volunteering in an a&e department. hoping to be able to work my way up to ward helper too with a bit more time.

what about you?
Sounds good.

I came for the Kings Open day and I liked it too. I have been to Warwick and Nottingham. I liked the feel of both campuses. I haven't been to Swansea uni but I have been to the city. It seems pretty modern and its close to the sea haha. I'm thinking Keele for the 5 year one. They are not bad either.

I helped out in a local hospice for 3 months. I volunteer with the cancer support centre in a local hospital near uni but I'm hoping to do more of clinical role once I go back.
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Sounds good.

I came for the Kings Open day and I liked it too. I have been to Warwick and Nottingham. I liked the feel of both campuses. I haven't been to Swansea uni but I have been to the city. It seems pretty modern and its close to the sea haha. I'm thinking Keele for the 5 year one. They are not bad either.

I helped out in a local hospice for 3 months. I volunteer with the cancer support centre in a local hospital near uni but I'm hoping to do more of clinical role once I go back.
sounds like you have great experience

Good luck with the UCAT and application.

I'll message back once I've done my UCAT to let you know how it went ๐Ÿ™ˆ
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There was a user on here who was in their 60s doing their undergraduate degree. 25 is absolutely not "too old", it never is too late to start.
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Hi katiecatp,

In my work place, we have had many student nurses of various ages. We recently had someone in her 50s who qualified and got a job with us. You are definitely not "too old". Your life experience will be valuable.

All the best with it.
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sounds like you have great experience

Good luck with the UCAT and application.

I'll message back once I've done my UCAT to let you know how it went ๐Ÿ™ˆ
Thanks. Did you do the GAMSAT?
Good luck with your application too! D
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Thanks. Did you do the GAMSAT?
Good luck with your application too! D
No I didnt, I originally signed up for it as I wanted to go to St George's.

however when I seen how much work was required for the gamsat and i wasn't so keen on George's at the open day I decided to just focus on the UCAT.

not sure if I'll regret that decision now ๐Ÿ™ˆ
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