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I Am a Mature Student

Whether you are entering higher education to advance your career, or are simply in pursuit of knowledge, as a mature student you are likely to know what you want out of your degree. The decision to go into higher education is not an easy one, sometimes requiring major changes in your lifestyle. But we realise that mature students are a huge part of the University of Sunderland.

Initial reaction

Your last experience of education may have been a number of years ago, or it may have been a number of decades ago. Regardless, entering back into education can bring with it both excitement and anxiety.

Take comfort in the fact that your tutors will be very glad to see you, as mature students bring years of experience and prior life learning into the classroom. The University of Sunderland offers Study Skills which gives you the opportunity to ask questions about academic writing, tips on balancing work, and dissertation support.

Mature Student Socials 

If you wish to join the Mature Student Society, it is a great opportunity to meet people who are in the same position as you are. As a group they can offer support and add value to your time at University by getting involved in their activities and events. 

You can also Join the Parent and Carers Society on Facebook

Mature & Postgraduate Officer

We also have a Mature & Postgraduate Officer, They represent the interest of students over the age of 21 at the University of Sunderland, making sure that student-facing services are accessible and appropriate for everyone regardless of age, level of study or other commitments. 2021's officer is Ashley Liddle, you can contact her here; ashley.liddle@sunderland.ac.uk

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Here you'll find the University's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion page which features case studies, FAQ's and reports.

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