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Mature learners: support in returning to higher education

Thinking of becoming a mature learner? We'll demystify the world of higher education and help you reflect on next steps.

Length  Start date  Department In partnership with
Two weeks  

The taught course for 2020 has already taken place, but you can still take a self-guided version. Simply register to start.

Centre for Lifelong Learning

Have you been out of education for some time? Are you wondering whether university is for you?

If you're over 21 you're classed as a mature learner. This course explores the life and work experience mature learners bring to the learning environment.

You'll consider the perceived barriers that mature learners can face and potential solutions to those barriers. You'll also explore the skills you'll need to develop to study at university-level, the support systems available, and guidance on how to apply to a course.

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