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Careers advice

Two mature students looking at leaflets from a stand in Careers.

Careers and Placements is open to all current and former students, and provides advice and information on employment and jobs. As a mature student you may feel that your career concerns differ to the rest of the student community. Mature students come from all walks of life and our welcoming and trained staff give impartial and confidential careers guidance, focused on you.

While the strict definition of a mature student is someone who is over 21 when they start their undergraduate course, mature students do not form a neat recognisable group in terms of age, gender, family circumstances/responsibilities, previous experiences and motivation.

If you haven't worked for a while, think about the life skills you have gained and how they can support your job applications (eg strong organisational skills, time management, communication). Here are some other things that you can do: