28/05/2021

Categories: Postgraduate, Undergradute

Rise of Mature University Applicants Offers “Golden Opportunity”

UCAS data for this year shows some rather interesting information. According to the Office for Students (OfS) applications for full-time undergraduate mature students for September 2021 are up. And not just a little.

University applications for mature undergraduate study have risen by a staggering 24 per cent for this coming academic year. This represents an increase of 18,540 students. According to OfS, it is also interesting to note that applications from students aged 35 and over who are looking to study Nursing have risen by 39 per cent.

These figures may come as something of a shock to the administration departments of many Universities as they follow a decade of decreasing numbers of mature student applications. A mature student is someone aged 21 or over, and previously, during the last 10 years, their overall number has dropped by 19 per cent. That’s around 47,000 older students at University.

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