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It’s no secret that many people have aspirations to further their education once they leave school. Some people learn new skills at their local colleges, and those who still wish to stay in education aim to get onto a university degree course.
Of course, life can get in the way of some individuals, and they might end up working or even starting a family shortly after leaving school. You’re likely reading this blog post today because you’ve wanted to get a degree at university, but you might feel like it’s too late.
The truth is, there are thousands of mature students in the UK that opt for university degrees. If you’re unsure about whether university is right for you at your stage of life, the following reasons may help:
It’ll Be Fun
First of all, you will probably soon discover that getting onto a university course as a mature student is a lot of fun. That’s because you’ll be making new friends and acquaintances, enjoying life as a student once again, and, of course, learning a new subject or skill for the future.
An advantage that you will have over other university students is you’ve already experienced much of what life has to offer – both the good and the not-so-good parts. You can use that experience to make informed choices and judgement calls throughout your time at university.
You Could Get a Chance to Go Abroad
Part of some university degree courses involves visiting other countries and learning abroad. If you enjoy travelling to foreign lands, it makes sense to choose a degree course that offers student trips abroad.
Doing so will mean you can enjoy the best of both worlds – achieving your academic goals and spending some time in a different country.
You’ll Get Student Discounts
One of the benefits of being a university student is that you can take advantage of student discounts! For example, you can get discounts on things like public transport costs, meals at restaurants, entertainment venues, and computer software.
When you’re out and about, you’re most likely to get student discounts in areas frequented by students, such as town or city centres close to a university campus.
You’ll Achieve a Life-Long Dream
Have you ever wanted to get a university degree but felt it was out of your reach due to your work or family commitments, or perhaps you thought that you were “too old” to go to university?
One of the great things about university is that you’re never too old to attend. What’s more, most degree courses offer plenty of flexibility, meaning you could do some of your studying at home online.
The above are just some of the reasons why you should consider becoming a mature university student.
It can be an enjoyable time, add additional skills and qualifications to your CV, and offer you the chance to make new lifelong friends.