The term 'mature student' covers students from age 21 to pensionable age who are studying to improve their career prospects.
We aim to provide as much information as possible for those who consider themselves career changers or for first time students at any age. We recommend the following online resources as a starting point:
- Career Planner - Online careers tool that can help you to assess your skills, values and interests and links in to job profiles of 600 graduate occupations which include information on mature student entry and prospects.
- Employers Forum on Age - A network of employers who are positive about recruiting older staff
- Equality Challenge Unit
- The Equality and Human Rights Commission
- Association for Non-traditional Students in Higher Education
- The Diversity Group - Promotes equal opportunities to people from every kind of minority background or lifestyle, including age
- Business Link 'Employing Older Workers'
- Department for Work and Pensions Age Positive Publications