Mature Students

Higher Education as a Mature Student

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It’s never too late to go into higher education!

If you want to make a change in your life, progress your career or just love the challenge of learning something new, then higher education could be for you.  

Whilst the decision to return to education isn’t an easy one – and as a mature student you need to consider factors such as funding, childcare and work commitments – there is a wide range of support available to help you successfully make the transition. 

There are many benefits to returning to education including developing your skills and knowledge in a subject you are passionate about, changing or enhancing your career or promotion prospects, increasing your self-confidence and becoming a role model for others in your family or community.

You will also develop important transferable skills that can give you a boost in the job market including planning, research, communication, writing, analysis and presenting.

There are 395 providers of higher education across the UK, with 12 of those in the Sheffield City Region – check them out here.

Visit our Hepp Connects page to find out about open days and taster events. Checking out institutions and courses, and chatting to academics and support staff, is the best way to get more information as well as answers to all your questions.

Or visit our partners’ websites where you can find out more about their offers:

The University of Sheffield, Department for Lifelong Learning

Sheffield Hallam University, Student Support Services 

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Grants for Students with Children or Adult Dependents 2019/20

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Higher Education as a Mature Student Hepp produced booklet which helps provide information for Mature Students who are wanting to progress onto higher education. This guide highlights support available, where you can study and routes into higher education.

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To Go or Not To Go? The Hepp Guide to Higher Education Hepp guide to higher education. In this booklet there is information about student finance, benefits of higher education, student life, choices and pathways, degree apprenticeships and degrees in colleges.

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To Go or Not To Go? The Hepp Guide to Higher Education (Urdu)

اعلی تعلیم کے لئے Hepp گائڈ جو اردو میں ترجمہ ہوا ہے۔ اس کتابچے میں طلباء کی مالی اعانت ، اعلی تعلیم کے فوائد ، طلباء کی زندگی ، انتخاب اور راستے ، کالجوں میں ڈگری اپرنٹسشپ اور ڈگریوں کے بارے میں معلومات موجود ہیں۔

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To Go or Not To Go? The Hepp Guide to Higher Education (Somali) Hepp wuxuu hagayaa tacliinta sare oo lagu turjumay afsoomaali. Buug-yarahaan waxaa ku jira macluumaad ku saabsan maaliyadda ardayda, faa'iidooyinka tacliinta sare, nolosha ardayga, xulashooyinka iyo waddooyinka, barashada xirfadaha iyo shahaadooyinka kulleejooyinka.

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To Go or Not To Go? The Hepp Guide to Higher Education (Arabic)

دليل Hepp للتعليم العالي المترجم إلى اللغة العربية. يحتوي هذا الكتيب على معلومات حول تمويل الطلاب ، ومزايا التعليم العالي ، والحياة الطلابية ، والاختيارات والمسارات ، والتدريب المهني للحصول على درجات علمية ، والدرجات العلمية في الكليات.

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Festival of Learning – It’s never too late to learn! Slides During the week commencing 7 November there was a celebration of lifelong learning in England. The Higher Education Progression Partnership ran an online session with education providers from across the Sheffield City Region to help you discover the different options for adults wanting to progress their learning. From learning a new hobby through to studying for a qualification at college or university, the options are endless!

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Festival of Learning – It’s never too late to learn! Recording During the week commencing 7 November there was a celebration of lifelong learning in England. The Higher Education Progression Partnership ran an online session with education providers from across the Sheffield City Region to help you discover the different options for adults wanting to progress their learning. From learning a new hobby through to studying for a qualification at college or university, the options are endless!

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