We offer a range of events and activities aimed at mature students.
These are on top of support offered through our main campus events, such as open days or applicant days, which you can book online.
Virtual Open DaysIf you’re unable to visit us, or want to take a look at our facilities now, please take a look at our virtual open day pages. Simply complete the short form to register, and then start exploring.
Pre-University Prep Day
A programme for Mature Student UEA applicants
Saturday 24 May 2024 – 11am to 3pmWhat does the programme involve?
We’re inviting you to a FREE event for mature student offer holders.
We understand that mature students have questions about university ahead of starting. This event aims to provide you with insight into UEA’s support services to help you throughout your studies.
You will have the opportunity to meet staff from Support Services, chat with current students, and hear from UEA’s dedicated Mature Student Officer. You’ll be invited to ask questions and chat through what you’d like to know ahead of September. This event includes lunch, campus tours, Q&A sessions, networking opportunity and an introduction to our support services.
When will it take place?
This event will be held on UEA campus on 24 May 2024, between 11am and 3pm (refreshments from 10.30am).
Who is it for?
To apply, you must:
Be over 21 at the point in which you start your degree (September 2024).
Be an offer holder who is in the process of completing an Access to HE qualification.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or book in a virtual support meeting with UEA’s mature student officer.
Register your interest
Mature Student WebinarsCheck out our webinars to find out more information about: advice, guidance, finance and all things mature student life.
Preparing for Health SciencesMini mock interviews for students applying for Health Science degrees:
We offer mini mock interviews as part of our Health application and interview support. This offers a fantastic opportunity for those to have a practice run with a mock interview before the real deal. This opportunity is available for students currently studying level 3 qualifications between November and January. Please email us for more information.
History Preparation for Undergraduate StudyOur fantastic History Preparation for Undergraduate Study supports those with a passion for the subject with gaining insight into how History is taught at higher education. The course itself is part-time and held in the evenings through Spring term – keep an eye out for applications later in the year!
Throughout the course, you will learn more about lectures and seminars, practice academic writing and writing with sources as well as how to use the library (to name a few).
Study AbroadStudying abroad is an amazing way to enhance your studies and bring an international dimension to your degree. Students have the option to complete an academic placement at one of our 200 partners universities across the world for a semester, year or for a short term course during an academic break.
We understand mature students may have commitments to navigate so they can proceed with this option. With our diverse range of partner destinations and placement durations, every student can find a suitable programme.
The Study Abroad team are here to help you through each step of the journey. They can help advise students about their options, most suitable destinations, and administrative processes.
There is funding available through Student Finance loans and bursaries, the UK Government’s Turing Scheme and UEA to support students to have this experience. Find out more information on the Finances and Budgeting page.
To express an interest in studying abroad, please complete this short enquiry form. We will then let you know your options and how to take the next step. Get in touch via email@example.com if you have any questions.
You can also find lots of information on the Study Abroad webpages.