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Mature students

If you’re an undergraduate student who hasn’t come to university aged 18 straight from school or college, we hope the information in this section will help you adjust to university life, meet other mature students and know where to go to access support if and when you need it.


A shot from a game of protect the egg from the mature students induction day

Pre-arrival checklist


A helpful list of things which you may find useful to do before you start studying at the University of York. 



Top tips from students


Our current mature students have written down some of their top tips for new mature students who are studying in York.


Current mature students can contact Nicola Browne (University's dedicated contact for Mature Students) at:

Prospective mature students can contact the University's Widening Participation team by emailing:



An image of a mature student and an advisor from the student hub. They are sat at a picnic table.

Find out more about the academic, financial, wellbeing and careers support available to mature students.


The college system

 A picture of a male mature student and a baby outside of Derwent

Colleges can benefit mature students in a number of ways. More information on the college system can be found here.

Mature student videos