If you're thinking of returning to education as a mature student, we have a dedicated member of staff available to support you and answer your questions relating to university life.
These webinars will give you the chance to find out what measures we've put in place to ensure mature students have a great university experience.
Understanding entry requirements and pathways into HE
This session lasts 45 minutes and provides attendees with information on how to look at entry requirements and understand how to plug gaps in education, if any exist. Throughout this session, we will look at some examples of university entry requirements, UCAS tariff point calculator and explore valuable pathways for adult learners, such as the Access to HE qualification.
During the session, we will also explore ways to gain further insight through attending events, find out where to find out more and feel empowered to ask questions.
Opportunities and services
This session lasts 60 minutes and provides attendees with information on the sorts of services and opportunities universities can provide. Two current mature students will be available to answer questions and share their experience on all thing’s university.
Throughout the session, we will explore Student Support, commuting, networking opportunities, getting involved with wider student life and navigating the services and space available.
Finance and funding
This session lasts 45 minutes and provides attendees with information on how student finance works for mature students. Throughout this session, we will look at funding available from Student Finance England, bursaries provided by universities, scholarships, and additional funding for students with additional responsibilities or life circumstances.
During the session, we will also explore additional support universities can provide, as well as signposting tools to help attendees make sense of their eligibility.
This session lasts 60 minutes and provides attendees with the opportunity to ask questions from UEA’s Mature Student Advisor and current mature students. Attendees will be welcome to ask questions over video, through chat or by using an anonymous form. All questions are encouraged, but we will have some examples to hand to get the conversations flowing.
This session provides a fantastic opportunity and space for fact finding so mature students can learn more about how a university experience may look ahead of starting their course.
During the session, we will also signpost to additional information that attendees will find useful in mapping out their future educational adventures.
Sessions are recorded and sent in a follow up email with resources to attendees shortly after the session concludes. Please view the carousel below to find the session you would like to attend and complete the quick registration form.
Within this session, you can expect to find out more about:
- Information about services available to support during your time as a student
- What opportunities exist for mature students, including social life and events
- Things you can do to prepare yourself
- Current student experiences
You'll also have the opportunity to ask some of our current students questions about their experiences and how they navigate through their course.