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Learn about mature university life

Wed, 05 Dec 2012

Mature learners can find out about the University of East Anglia's psychology degrees at an event on December 11.

The open evening will give prospective mature students the chance to discover what university life is like for those aged 21 and over.

They will be able to meet staff and current students from the School of Psychology and find out more about applying to and studying at UEA.

A representative from the Student Loans Company will give a talk about the financial aspects of university, and will be able to answer questions about the support available.

Dr Simon Hampton from the School of Psychology said: "Our mature and independent learners perform exceedingly well on our courses every year. We think that they do so because our degree is rooted in the real world and the day-to-day people, places and events that make up our experience - and mature learners have just that little bit more of that!

"Their performance also tells its own story about how welcome mature and independent learners are on the BSc Psychology programme at UEA. Our open event fits with that story - a tailor-made opportunity for mature learners to come and talk to us about their wants, needs and aspirations when looking to study at the university level."

UEA outreach manager Trevor Smith said: "Mature learners are an essential part of university life. They bring with them experience, knowledge and a desire to succeed.

"As a mature student, there is the opportunity to explore new subjects, grow in confidence and start your journey to your chosen career and profession. Studying at university in later life is a fantastic, rewarding and liberating experience."

The event takes place from 4-8pm on December 11 in the Thomas Paine Study Centre, UEA.

Attendance is free. For more information or to reserve a place, phone 01603 591465, email or visit