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Mature students, welcome to your digital hub!

Mature students include all students who are aged 21 or over at the start of their undergrad studies, or aged 26 and over at the start of their postgrad studies.

This is your one-stop place to access resources, come together, connect with other mature students and receive any support you may need to enhance your University experience.

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Discover useful resources, support and how to get involved below.

Being a mature student is an experience that presents so many positive opportunities for careers and personal development, but it is not without its own set of unique issues:

  • Rising Mature student applicants in HE: In 2019/20 there were around 254,000 mature undergraduate entrants at UK universities; 37% of all undergraduate entrants. There were 202,000 mature postgraduate entrants in 2019/20; 50% of postgraduate entrants. (House of Commons Library, 2021)
  • Mature students often have more complex needs than younger students. They are more likely to be disabled, come from more deprived areas, or have family or caring responsibilities (Office for Students, 2021)

Join the Mature Students’ Network for a safe space to socialise, share experiences and discuss issues with likeminded people, make real change and gain CV boosting skills through organising campaigns, events and social activities. 

There are many different societies you can get involved with, such as the below, and you can see the full list and join in here.

Guardians of the Guild is a society for all students who are parents, carers, guardians, expectant and trying parents. They offer wellbeing support, as well as hosting adult-only and child-friendly events. This society is a dynamic and inclusive university society exclusively designed for parents and carers within our vibrant academic community.

Guild Advice

Free, independent, non-judgemental advice on a range of topics including academic issues, wellbeing, accommodation, and university life:

University of Liverpool Library:

KnowHow webinars, offering support in a range of study skills such as academic writing, statistics, and presentations:? Guides, covering a range of topics from wellbeing to referencing and researching, and subject-specific information and knowledge databases:

University of Liverpool Money Advice and Guidance:

Part of the University’s Student Services offering money managing advice, on things like loans, financial support for carers, emergency short term loans and support schemes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic such as quarantine cost support.

University of Liverpool Mature Student Bursary:

For students aged 25 or over upon beginning their undergraduate course:?


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