Why do we have separate pages for mature students? Well - the simple answer is that students asked for it! We didn't want to single out mature students however current students said that they benefit from having a network of friends across the university who are in a similar position who they can talk to and get support.
Who are mature students?
Mature students are those who are 21 or over on their first day of study.
Postgraduate students are by definition mature and usually have some experience of being in higher education already.
Undergraduate students over the age of 21 may already have a degree. Some may not consider themselves as mature or have specific issues related to being over 21. Others however can feel overwhelmed by the apparent sea of younger faces and feel out of place very quickly. Please remember there are many avenues for support should you find it difficult or feel out of place.