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Mature students

Mature students

exploring good practice in higher education

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Published by Centre for Institutional Studies, Polytechnic of East London in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Michael Locke.
SeriesCommentary series / Centre for Institutional Studies -- 39
ContributionsLocke, Michael, 1943-, Polytechnic of East London. Centre for Institutional Studies.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20736363M
ISBN 100901987999
OCLC/WorldCa79804469

Explore a subject you find interesting or rewarding. Why are mature students important? His wife works part-time and the family gets tax credits. Taking an Access to Higher Education Diploma will give you the learning skills you need to hit the ground running. But compared to the younger students I had so much more self-confidence.

At first Mature students book did struggle a bit with essays but my tutors explained it to me and after that the whole university experience became enjoyable — the learning, the lecturers, interacting with younger people. After I completed my Foundation Certificate I was very keen to pursue an academic path, and the programme directors fully supported my application to Oxford University. However, you may like to consider applying to Oxford for a second undergraduate degree. This opportunity clearly means a lot to him. Laura, English Language and Literature "Before I returned to the world of academia I had several careers: accountant, police officer and interior designer! Although there are no simple rules: Think about what you can defer until a holiday, what you can delegate to other people and what you can delete completely.

Help your student do better than that. Just like everyone else who applies, mature students need to demonstrate academic ability and commitment to study. Why are mature students important? My first degree was in Business Studies at the age of Why accept the challenge? These are most helpful where relevant to the course you are applying for.


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Being busy in the short-term, will be worth it in the long-term, as career opportunities start to open up. So what puts people off? Mature applicants do not always have suitable written work, and we do understand this.

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For further details along with details of how to apply for these part time courses or the Foundation Certificates, please see the Department for Continuing Education website.

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I'd never want to do that again — for a start, I'd never used a Mac and didn't know how to turn it on. Monitoring your outgoings and budgeting is important for ensuring your financial welfare.

It would have been nice to put some of his redundancy towards the cost of his studies, he says, "but by the time my wife had put a new kitchen in, there wasn't much left! Although you might be concerned that you may be out of your depth at university, you should be reassured to know that, generally, mature students do well and often achieve better than average degree results.Mature Student Blog Ramblings of a mature student, husband, father & visitor at Christie Hospital for carcinoid cancer.

Oxford is looking for the candidates with the most academic potential, irrespective of their age or background. Just like everyone else who applies, mature students need to demonstrate academic ability and commitment to study. ('Mature student' means 21 or over at the start of October in your first year.)As well as using the information below, you can read more about what it is like to be a.

Mature age students have different past experiences. Mature age students come from a variety of backgrounds and have a wide range of experiences.

You may have: taken a break for a year or two after finishing school, before starting tertiary studies; returned to .Get this from a library! The mature student's handbook.

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It covers areas such as lectures, seminars, reading and note-taking, presentations, writing.Working while studying is an increasingly popular option, especially in money-draining London. As a mature student, you’re able to work many “serious” jobs that other students don’t have the experience for.

If you need some extra money, consider applying for jobs that require extra responsibility.This is a ebook book and one I wish I had come across sooner. There are real gems of ebook in here alongside a lot of common sense. Very useful, not just for mature students, but for leaders of courses with mature students to try and help address retention issues especially the higher drop-out rates, for some courses, by mature students.