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Mature students

If you're over the age of 21 when you commence your studies, UCAS considers you to be a mature student. At Sunderland, we know age is just a number. We'll be with you every step of the way with whatever support you may need.

More than half of our students are over the age of 21, so we know better than most how to ensure your University experience is a great one.

What help is there for mature students?

More than 8,000 students here at Sunderland are classed as mature, so you certainly won't be alone. You’ll find a friendly and welcoming environment here, with help from our top-class support services every step of the way.

Learn more about the support available

The realities of being a mature student

Hear from BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science student Carl Onwochei, who describes his experience of re-starting education aged 29.

Read Carl's blog article

Mature Student Society

The Mature Student Society is a great opportunity to meet people who are in the same position as you. The Society meets frequently at the Interfaith Chaplaincy Centre at The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's, where you can have a cup of tea and chat with your fellow mature students!

Learn more about the Society

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