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Other than Birkbeck, what other universities have slightly older demographic?

For undergrad.

To be clear, by old I mean older than 18 not literally white haired dudes!
(edited 7 months ago)
SOAS had pretty varied students in my modules whole I was there, but I was studying a small and relatively niche subject.

The OU has all kinds of students from different backgrounds.
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Sussex - lots of slightly older students.
Reply 3
Original post by McGinger
Sussex - lots of slightly older students.


any particular reason? later classes?
Id probably guess Cranfield, any postgraduate heavy institutions.
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Original post by mnot
Id probably guess Cranfield, any postgraduate heavy institutions.


sorry, edited my post, I meant for undergrad
Original post by niloomiloo
For undergrad.

To be clear, by old I mean older than 18 not literally white haired dudes!


Unis that offer several healthcare courses as they attract mature students.

Most unis will have a breakdown of student demographics on their websites. For example, in 2020-21, 11% of Liverpool Uni undergrads were age 21 or over:

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/hr/diversityandequality/reports-and-data/
Universities with the highest average age on entry to undergraduate full time courses in 2021

Leeds Trinity - 33
Open - 33
Suffolk - 33
Buck's New - 31
Canterbury - 31
Trinity St David - 30
Llandrillo - 30
Bath Spa - 29
West London - 29
Sunderland - 28
Bedfordshire - 28
Cumbria - 28
London Met - 27
Bolton - 27
Glyndwr - 27
Anglia Ruskin - 27
UHI - 26
West Scotland - 25
Birkbeck - 25
UCA - 25
Wolverhampton - 25
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Original post by niloomiloo
For undergrad.

To be clear, by old I mean older than 18 not literally white haired dudes!

@niloomiloo

The average student age at Huddersfield University is 27.

Oluwatosin โ€“ 2nd year student โ€“ University of Huddersfield
Universities with big healthcare and policing related courses generally attract a lot of mature students. Nursing and paramedic careers in particular are very common avenues for people retraining for a second career.
Hi @niloomiloo,

At London South Bank University, more than 50% of our students are over the age of 25, and over 30% of LSBU students joined after the age of 30.

So we do welcome various age groups and we offer services as well as support to people of all backgrounds.

I hope I managed to answer your question!

Best wishes,
Melanie
LSBU Rep
So many universities skewing their stats by including postgraduates when the OP specifically asked for just undergraduates

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