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Going To University As A Mature Student – Additional Tips (Conclusion)

Managing expectations (9) Studying as a mature student will often mean doing a reality-check. Some life-style habits may need to change to make more time and finance available to successfully complete your course. Again, friends and family should be made aware that you’ll need to ‘hibernate’ and ‘drill down’ to get those academic targets met. Focus, prepare and plan (10) Many mature students seriously underestimate the level of stamina required to succeed. For the maximum level of success and to avoid stress,...

Going To University As A Mature Student (Part 3)

Credits towards further learning (5) Establish what study credit / academic concessions you could receive towards other courses (at the same university) and other institutions on completion. You may want to return again to university to complete other programmes to further enhance your career prospects. Is this particular programme good value for money? (6) Considering the above factors, do you believe the programme to be good value for money? Also obtain details of any payment discounts you may receive as a result of...

Going To University As A Mature Student (Part 2)

Research the university’s provision for mature students (1) Establish the universities which explicitly cater for mature students and their particular needs. You are likely to consider online and distance learning courses (supplemented by some face-to-face teaching at periodic intervals). There are many programmes offering online/evening teaching/weekend classes and mixed-mode study patterns to help you better balance work and family with study. Many students will go for programmes delivered mainly online. Look at how the University promotes the scope, depth and quality of...

Want To Go Back To University As A Mature Student?

As a mature student (and as a professional), how do I choose a suitable and enjoyable university course that will really enhance my career? An increasing number in the UK, now embark on undergraduate and postgraduate study in their thirties, forties, fifties as a direct means of career development. Age often brings greater life-experience and an improvement in personal maturity, that is, enhanced maturity in handling your time, improvements in social skills, better decision making ability and a greater focus in...