Age is no barrier to education. Here at Sunderland we are proud to have a long tradition of welcoming adult learners who want to progress into higher education.
Around 25% of our students are aged 21 or over, and classed as 'mature students' or 'adult learners'.
We know that many mature students have very high levels of motivation and commitment. We take previous study experience and work-related skills into consideration, so entry requirements for mature students may be different to those specified in the course listing.
We offer access programmes to help prepare students who may have been out of formal education for a while. These provide a taste of what university life is like, and they can also help you get comfortable with current study skills and learning methods.
You may also want to read about other mature students who have been through similar experiences to you:
Sarah Knapper, 25, studied full-time for a PGCE in Post-16 Education while working full-time at SunFM.
Gary McDonald, 46, launched his own company after graduating from a MSc Human Resource Management.