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Is 23 Too Old To Start University?

I was in a vehicle accident and lost my spleen, so I am really concerned about starting university at the age of 23. I believe it is too late.

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No, it's fine. Honest.
Reply 2
Go for it, I wish I had at 23
Definitely not too late.
Reply 4
I hope not I’m 43 and starting next September 😊
Original post by Milintt lee
I was in a vehicle accident and lost my spleen, so I am really concerned about starting university at the age of 23. I believe it is too late.

I am on a 5 year course. There is a woman in my year who was 32 when she started. My friends housemate is in the year below me and is 37. It is never ever too late to go to university. Everyone is pretty welcoming and there are a lot more mature candidates than you will expect.
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Original post by KazStudies
I hope not I’m 43 and starting next September 😊

Wow that’s brilliant 😃 what are you studying?
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Original post by JF019248
Wow that’s brilliant 😃 what are you studying?

Biomedical Science Bsc hopefully to join the nhs scientist training program and specialising in clinical immunology.
Reply 8
Started at 28 and I felt so prepared compared to my other 18 year old peers. Best decision 🙂
Absolutely not!
Getting a degree at 40 is just as big an achievement as getting it at 21.
Getting married at 50 is just as beautiful as getting married at 25.
We need to stop thinking that life is over at 25 years old and that there's an expiration date on achieving things! Go for things when it's right for you and your own circumstances.
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Original post by Milintt lee
I was in a vehicle accident and lost my spleen, so I am really concerned about starting university at the age of 23. I believe it is too late.

Never too late :smile:
Go for it 23 is not too old at all
I’m gonna be starting when I’m almost 22, it’s never too late! Don’t let that put you off cause the longer you think that the longer you will keep putting it off!
Hey, I have Crohn's disease so was too ill to sit my a levels. I'm now 23 and studying an access course. I've had 4/5 offers- just waiting on my 1st choice- and whilst I'm worried about starting a bit later than everyone else, I'm grateful to be given another chance at education
Original post by Milintt lee
I was in a vehicle accident and lost my spleen, so I am really concerned about starting university at the age of 23. I believe it is too late.


Not at all. I started uni when I was 20. No big deal
My nephew went to university when he was 23, had a great time, did well, and now has a good career. He socialised mainly with postgraduate students, but did not stint on the typical undergraduate enjoyments. I agree with my late tutor that the undergraduate experience is somewhat wasted on undergraduates. I was 21 when I left university, and was just beginning to get the hang of the place.
A friend recently obtained a first at Birkbeck at the age of 31and has started a job in the fast track of the civil service.
No way! My mum started uni at 27 with 2 kids. She finished with a 1st and has been a teacher for 12 years now. She first went to uni at 20 (with 1 child) but dropped out in the first term. She was so much more prepared second time around
Original post by Milintt lee
I was in a vehicle accident and lost my spleen, so I am really concerned about starting university at the age of 23. I believe it is too late.

Hi there! It is never too late to start your education career as university is not tied around age. As long as you are determined and have a certain goal in mind you will get to where you want to be! We are all going to age regardless might as well age while doing something you love or want to do!

Alla
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My daughter started uni recently at 22. She thinks it’s helped being older because she’s much more organised with better life skills.
Also, I have a friend who completed a degree last year age 59!
So you’re very far from too old!Join the uni chats for mature students before you go, it might give you more confidence. There may also be groups set up for mature students when you arrive.
I hope you enjoy the whole experience!

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