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Support for mature students

Helping you return to learning

If you’re thinking of starting University after a break from formal education, we offer specific support for you.

A significant proportion of our students are more mature when they join us and we have an outstanding record of supporting those students to achieve academic success.

Let nothing hold you back

Our mature student entry scheme recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience and enables us to welcome people with a passion for learning and a real determination to succeed.

If you have you been out of education for at least three years but hold a GCSE English Language at Grade C or equivalent this scheme could work for you.

There’s no need to wait. Find out more and apply online.

Or contact us to talk your options through.

Ash Burnett

As a mature student looking for a change in career I initially felt quite anxious about fitting in with younger people on the course. However I needn’t have been because I made some brilliant friends and together we helped and supported each other throughout the three years.

Strength in our community

Our mature learners bring fresh ideas and input to the mix of ideas on campus and have valuable life experience that enhances learning for everyone. We can help you transition back into an educational environment by helping you develop study skills and build your confidence. When we talk about support tailored to you we mean it.

Mature Learners Information Sessions

You can find out more about studying at York St John as a mature learner at one of our dedicated information sessions. Use the links below to book on to one of these sessions.

Mature Learner Session 21 April 2020

Mature Learner Session 11 June 2020

Mature Learner Session 5 August 2020

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