Mature students may wish to return to formal education and may do so from a number of different points of origin.
A few common examples might include:
- SWAP Access programmes
- HNC/D candidates
- Credit for Entry programmes
- Other Access programmes
There are three main stages you will need to work through if you're thinking of coming to University as a mature student:
- The pre-application months; how and when to arrange visiting campus, the qualifications you will need for entry and when to apply for the degree you want to study.
- The application procedure; how to apply through UCAS, the importance of the personal statement and of course the financial support you could be eligible for.
- Decision time; accepting the right offer for you and understanding how life will be different as an undergraduate student.
This article was published on Aug 26, 2009