Mature Students

Over the age of 21 who's thinking of returning to education? We've created this resource to support you with your decision.

  • Search on the map below for somewhere near you to study
  • Get your questions answered by existing mature students in the mature student forum
  • Read profiles of mature students a wide range of subjects
  • Watch the video case studies of current mature students
  • Read about various universities in our extensive list of profiles and guides.

Mature Student Discussion

If you're considering returning to education as a mature student, you're bound to have loads of questions. Who better to speak to than those people who have already taken the leap - Read other people's experiences and post your own questions in the forum below.

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Coursework and Essay Help

As a Mature Student it may be some time since you have written essays. Feeling rusty? Check out sample essays and coursework, and read our guide to essay writing on our sister site - Markedbyteachers.com.


Mature Student Videos

Watch these videos and hear direct from some mature students about their experiences and reasons for going back in to education.

Did you know that 52% of people in Higher Education at the moment are mature students? So, if you're thinking about going to university for the first time and you aren't a school leaver, you'll be in good company! The video on the left shows footage of mature students explaining why they went back to education.

Back to Uni as a mature student - many mature students chose to go back to Higher Education because they feel that they had missed out on life opportunities or ended up in jobs they didn't enjoy...

More videos on the Mature Students' Video page