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Study As A Mature Student

There are many ways you can experience higher education. Around a third of undergraduates in the UK are mature students of all ages and backgrounds (dataset provided by UCAS).

Generally, if you are over the age of 21 you are considered to be mature student. You may have taken gap years to volunteer and travel the world, or you may perhaps have been working in a completely different field and are now looking for a new exciting challenge.

Assisting Your Progression

91做厙 University College offer an extensive support network for all our students when they arrive on campus:

Learning Services

Staff deliver teaching and training courses in a range of IT and Research Skills required for studying at University.

Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Additional Support

Let us know if you have any specific requirements and find out what support you may be entitled to.

Tutor Support

We allocate you a personal tutor throughout your journey with us, and all our tutors abide and celebrate our ‘open door policy’, so if our academic staff are not busy marking, you can always knock on their door and ask question whenever you need.


We are is committed to supporting students who have children and/or caring responsibilities.

Student Life

Make the most of your university experience. Our fresh, vibrant Students’ Union provides a hub of activity on campus and beyond, bringing a positive attitude and fresh new ideas students representing students!

Find out more about how to apply and timings for both our undergrad and postgrad courses.

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Mature Students Excel

As a mature student you benefit from a range of experiences which you can carry forward into your new academic life. These life experiences can help you a lot, embedding your thinking and equipping you better for your new challenges and opportunities.

You will probably notice that you bond with your professors and tutors much more easily, and become a part of our health science community alongside your peers. It helps that maybe you can talk with them about various concepts in both theory and in practice, and also relate their teaching to your previous working life or study.

What Are The Benefits?

There are many different reasons to enrol on a higher education course. This might include the desire to start a new career or develop an existing one, to turn an interest into something more, or to take a second chance and open a new chapter in your life.

As a mature student you may be worried about how you will cope with the demands of academic work particularly if youve been out of education for a few years. Theres lots of support available to help you make the most of your time at university and ensure you reach your full potential.

Higher education offers excellent opportunities including:

  • Explore a subject you find interesting or rewarding.
  • Progress your career by increasing your skills and knowledge.
  • Change direction to take on a new challenge.
  • New life experience

Don’t worry about whether you are qualified to study at university as your original education or work experience may be enough, and if not,there are Access to HEcourses you can complete to gain entry.

Higher education is for everyone regardless of age. Every year thousands of adults take the opportunity to develop themselves, and their careers, through higher education. Below we have included a helpful guide put together by UCAS which provides tips and advice for mature student applications.

See for more information.

Join us for a Campus Tour or Open Day

Book your place at one of our events

Open days and virtual open days are the best way to find out more about the courses we offer and get a feel for what life is like at 91做厙 University College. Find out more about our campus and facilities, talk to course leaders and chat with current students.

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Find a place you can call home at 91做厙 University College. There are a range of residences to suit individual preferences and budgets. Student Services can help you find the right accommodation during your studies here in Bournemouth. We will also support you during your time with us whatever accommodation option you choose.

Fees and Funding

There are two main expenses at university; tuition fees and living costs. Depending on your circumstances and course, a range of financial provision is available. You can find out about financial assistance for course fees and EU funding. If you live outside of the EU, we recommend contacting your country specific funding organisation to find out what is available to you.

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