Deciding to apply for a university course and studying as a mature student needs thought and planning. It is important to prepare yourself as much as you can, prior to starting university, as this can make the difference between enjoying the experience or feeling overwhelmed.
Our Mature Students' Guide covers some of the issues and problems that current students have identified as being relevant to them at the start of university. It also outlines sources of help and support that are available to students.
You can also download items from our mature students' pack for either MMU Cheshire or Manchester.
Currently, at Manchester Metropolitan University , over 40 percent of full time undergraduate students are 21 or over when they join. Students over 21 years of age are considered 'mature'; as this suggests 'mature' incorporates not only students from a variety of different age groups, but those with many different life experiences.