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.  To hear from mature students who have returned to education take a look at the video clips below

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.  Download our booklet “Higher Education as a Mature Student” to find out more about becoming a mature student and the support available to help you in making that decision.

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 

Sheffield Hallam University, Student Support Services 


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Mature Student Stories Film – Shahid

Mature Student Stories Film – Shahid

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Mature Student Stories Film – Sheriff

Mature Student Stories Film – Sheriff

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Mature Student Stories Film – Fatima

Mature Student Stories Film – Fatima

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Mature Student Stories Film – Emma

Mature Student Stories Film – Emma

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Mature Student Stories Film – Lee

Mature Student Stories Film – Lee

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Grants for Students with Children or Adult Dependents 2019/20

Grants for Students with Children or Adult Dependents 2019/20

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Booklet

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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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Mature Student Stories Case Study – Stacey Stacey always aspired to go to university but due to difficult circumstances had to leave home at 16 and go into full time employment, subsequently having to step out of education.

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Mature Student Stories Case Study – Shahid An information sheet where Shahid highlights the reasons why he chose to return to learning and the benefits that it has given him.

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Mature Student Stories Case Study – Emma An information sheet where Emma shares her passion for history and talks about how she’s not let her previous struggles stop her from chasing her dreams.

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Mature Student Stories Case Study – Sheriff An information sheet where Sheriff talks through his life experiences and how he is finding his role as the President for the Student Union at Sheffield Hallam University.

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Mature Student Stories Case Study – Lee An information sheet where Lee shares his opinions on how returning to education has benefited him and advises others to take the opportunity of following their passion.

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Mature Student Stories Case Study – Fatima An information sheet where Fatima talks about her passion for university and the barriers she has overcome since being a carer.

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Recorded Sessions

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Festival of Learning – It’s never too late to learn! During the week commencing 8 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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