Why do people start Uni when they're in their 20s?

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Just want to know why .. like in the 1st year there are sometimes 23, 24 year olds etc.
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Just want to know why .. like in the 1st year there are sometimes 23, 24 year olds etc.
Why not? You're never too old to learn.

People may have wanted to work when they were younger, their circumstances may not have allowed them to study, they may want to advance in their careers etc. etc. I could think of many more reasons

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Why not? You're never too old to learn.

People may have wanted to work when they were younger, their circumstances may not have allowed them to study, they may want to advance in their careers etc. etc. I could think of many more reasons

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Personally I changed career in my early 30's, why wouldn't I want to go to uni?
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I'm 32 and started this year doing nursing. When I'm qualified I'll be 36
It's only 18 years in of my working life when I finished and still another 30+ to go, so why shouldn't I be able to have a good career that I love and get paid well for instead of doing low-skilled and low paid jobs?
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why op are you in your 20's considering going to uni but hesistating because you think ur too old
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Mainly because the career I am in does not have a future.
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20 is far too late to start uni I dont see the point in starting so late, graduating at 23 and then only having 47 years of working in that career (assuming pension age doesn't go above 70)
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20 is far too late to start uni I dont see the point in starting so late, graduating at 23 and then only having 47 years of working in that career (assuming pension age doesn't go above 70)
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On a serious note people can go to uni at any age even in their 40s or 50s because they still have a lot of years left to work. Also for the life experience instead of doing the same job forever
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I don't get the logic here at all...
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(Original post by Llllloos)
Just want to know why .. like in the 1st year there are sometimes 23, 24 year olds etc.
You're really judging people rn? Lmao you must think you're perfect.
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(Original post by Llllloos)
Just want to know why .. like in the 1st year there are sometimes 23, 24 year olds etc.
University and higher education isn’t exclusively for direct school leavers at 18. Some choose to go to university at 20, others at 40. I’d welcome anyone who’s wanting to better themselves and their education. I also tend to find that a bit of life experience goes a long way with returning or attempting higher education at a ‘later’ age.
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(Original post by Llllloos)
Just want to know why .. like in the 1st year there are sometimes 23, 24 year olds etc.
So that they're less likely to sign an accommodation contract, decide that they want it, start a course, switch universities, try to switch back, change subjects, fail exams, swap back, repeat a year (or two), switch degrees again, and complain that it's all the universities' fault?!

Some people want career changes, so do another degree. Some enjoy thinking and learning - a guy in his seventies started with me.
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20 is far too late to start uni I dont see the point in starting so late, graduating at 23 and then only having 47 years of working in that career (assuming pension age doesn't go above 70)
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It's only a two year delay out of 40+. Also, with this ****ing virus the world decided to let loose, it's likely you'll see even older adults from dead industries start classes to change careers (see earlier posts).
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Because I had the opportunities available to me at 23 that I lacked when I was 18, and I wanted to go to university, so I did it.
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(Original post by Llllloos)
Just want to know why .. like in the 1st year there are sometimes 23, 24 year olds etc.
Ask them! There could be many reasons. e.g wanting work experience or money before going to uni. Or topping up A level grades or other qualifications first. Or just simply wanting to grow up and mature a bit before committing to uni work?
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(Original post by Llllloos)
Just want to know why .. like in the 1st year there are sometimes 23, 24 year olds etc.
When i was at university there was a Japanese man doing English degree who was in his 70's ... was there because he liked learning new things all the time.
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You're really judging people rn? Lmao you must think you're perfect.
Doesn't sound like they're judging people at all. They just observed that some first years are in their early twenties and wondered why. They've not indicated there's a problem with this. Don't jump to conclusions.
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(Original post by auvvi)
You're really judging people rn? Lmao you must think you're perfect.
?? it was just a fair question !
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