Applying as a mature student

Mature students commonly achieve outstanding success at university because they are passionate about what they want to achieve; demonstrate invaluable enthusiasm and eagerness to learn; and bring a wealth of skills and experience from their work or personal life.

"Coming back to education as a mature student was daunting but within a couple of weeks, with the lecturers' help, it was easy to see I'd fit in."
Blair, BSc (Hons) Business Studies

If you are returning to learning (rather than progressing straight from school or college, or moving from an undergraduate course to a postgraduate course), universities understand it may call for some adjustments to what they offer so that you can combine studying with your family and work commitments.

For example, at Bedfordshire, we offer flexibility through:

Mature students have the same rights and benefits as students joining straight from school or college, and the application journey is the same, whether you are undergraduate or postgraduate.


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