Mature students

Gaining a qualification that can help you to make greater progress or even change your career, is so rewarding and can create lots of opportunities. You may feel slightly daunted by the idea of returning to or going further with your studies than ever before. You're not alone and our student community is diverse in terms of age, background and previous experiences.

Applying to university

You'll find that university entry requirements for those who are not coming directly from school or college are not as fixed.  Each of our courses come with clear instructions as to the qualifications needed for that particular course. However, for mature students we also take into account:

  • evidence of your ability to study at university-level
  • evidence of any previous experience or passion for your chosen subject area.

For full details of how to gain recognition for previous experience and learning, visit our recognition for prior learning pages.