Over 21 and starting uni?

Higher education is for everyone. People entering higher education over the age of 21 (sometimes referred to as adult or ‘mature students’) are a growing group, with data showing that this age group is increasingly choosing full time higher education as their next step.

Take a look at our why go to uni? page to learn more about the benefits you could gain from higher education.

Looking for some practical tips, or to know more about why students decide to start uni as a mature learner? See our videos from current mature students on what motivated them to return to study, and their top tips.

If you are over 21 and interested in starting your higher education journey, you may have many questions about what type of learning is available, the financial impact of starting university, or how to fit your studies around your personal circumstances and commitments.

Read our pages below for information and resources to help you make the right decisions for you.

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