Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Understand how to succeed as a mature student

What is a mature student? What life and work experience can mature learners bring to the learning environment? Answer these questions and more with this course.

You will will consider the perceived barriers that mature learners face and potential solutions to those barriers. You will learn about the skills you need to develop as a mature student, the support systems you can gain access to, and the guidance that is available to you in making an application to a course of interest.

What topics will you cover?

  • Who are mature learners? The history of mature learners
  • What is involved in making the decision to return to education – breaking down perceived barriers
  • A sense of belonging – the range of support systems available to mature learners such as finance, child care, mature learning networks, academic skills development
  • What a mature learner may need to succeed in the learning environment – digital and academic writing skills; finance support; child care support; making a successful UCAS application

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is for mature students who have been out of the education system for a significant period of time who are considering their future educational and career options with a view to doing a university course.

Who developed the course?

University of York

The University of York combines the pursuit of academic excellence with a culture of inclusion, which encourages everyone – from a variety of backgrounds – to achieve their best.