Ameena Leah Payne does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Life happened, and I never quite found the right time to keep my promise to myself to go to uni — until now! I live with my wife and two very active kids. These are common introductions of my mature-age students. They often share their family backgrounds , nervousness, excitement and responsibilities they have to juggle as they begin their uni journey. Students in general say a critical issue in the shift to online higher education has been a lack of adequate support, interaction and engagement with academic staff and peers.
Mature age students
Mature age students | Western Sydney University
Tertiary students include those studying at university or TAFE. Returning to study or starting tertiary study as a mature age student can be challenging. However, most mature age students enjoy the learning experience and do equally as well as other students. Mature age students are usually highly motivated and keen to do well.
A mature age student is any student that is not a current school leaver. If you were not completing Year 12 when you applied to study at Western Sydney University you are considered a mature age student. Returning to learning can be can be quite overwhelming, especially if you have had a significant break from education. To help you prepare we have a range of free workshops available. Just visit the Study skills workshop page to find one that suits you.
These are students who have taken a gap between school and university and may have take alternative pathways to university based on other education or experience. We are experts at helping mature students settle into university life and study. Regardless of your educational background, there are admissions pathways to help you achieve your university dreams.