You’ve got support on hand before you join us and after you join us. We’ve got support teams to guide you through your journey as a mature student. There’s also opportunities to chat to existing mature students for advice.
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Student finance for mature students
As a mature student, you may be able to apply for student finance. The amount you get depends on your family situation and the type of course you choose to study. You may also get extra help if you have children.
We run bespoke sessions at Open Days for mature students. If you aren’t living on campus, this is the perfect opportunity to get to know the campus and ask any questions you might have about being a mature student. You can find out about your new commute or ask about finances.Open days at Edge Hill University
The benefits of mature study
Returning to education can be the break that you need. Perhaps you’ve felt stuck in a rut at work or in your social life. Studying as a mature student is the perfect way to kickstart a career and meet new and inspiring people. Once you’ve graduated, you can return to work refreshed and refocused and ready to take on new challenges.
You probably have some good life and work experience and have gained plenty of skills along the way. This gives you an advantage at university as you’ll look at things differently and can use your knowledge in your studies. Having the extra experience is useful when connecting with other students. They’ll be interested to hear about your experiences and find your contributions valuable.
Maybe you’re exploring a subject that you love, or you’re looking to progress your existing career. You may be looking to take a new direction in life. Whatever the case, you’ll have clear goals and a good understanding of what you want from university. You’ll have greater motivation and self-determination to achieve your goals at university. Edge Hill’s Careers team are on hand to support you from application to graduation and beyond.