You may already have a course and university in mind, which is great, but it’s not the end of the world if you’re unsure on where to start. We can help you! 

We are often asked ‘what courses can mature students apply for’ – the answer is simple! You can apply for any course you like, but will have to note the eligibility criteria for those you are interested in to see if you need to do any further study first – please refer to ‘understanding entry requirements'.

When you apply through UCAS, you will have up to six course choices. This could be different courses at the same institution, or different institutions entirely. The choice is ultimately yours.

Below are some hints and tips on things to consider when you’re choosing a university, as well as some links to some handy resources to help you choose the best place for you.

Universities are big institutions that offer a whole range of services and opportunities for students. When you’re choosing a university and course, it is worth having a look to see what is available for you.

Things to consider

Student Services

Check out what student support services are on offer to ensure your needs can be met whilst you’re studying. UEA have a huge range of services including support with your mental health and wellbeing, disability support, adjustment to student life, help with finances and support with your study.

Find out about UEA support service


Students’ Union (SU)

Did you know that you’re automatically a union member, just by becoming a university student? At UEASU there are many opportunities available to support students in getting the most out of their university life.

Our SU has a part-time mature student officer as well as a peer support group and a massive range of different clubs and societies to get involved with.

Check out this video on the range of social opportunities:


Or visit the UEASU website for more information.



If you have any questions about what you can expect from university or where to find information, please contact Gemma.