No one student experience is the same - below are just some of the experiences of our current and past mature students. They wanted to share their experiences of studying with new students, looking at the challenges they faced, along with support they engaged with and what worked well for them.
"When I first enrolled I was a little apprehensive if there would be other mature students undertaking my degree. To my delight when I arrived there was a range of ages older and younger than me and I felt very comfortable".
Hear more from Lisa McGuinness, Psychology student.Lisa's story
"You might need help along the way, you might not, but you will not regret the challenge of a university education at Queen's."
Hear more from Daniel Young, Computer Science student.Daniel's story
"You don't have to be 18 or 19 to study, you can be any age ... I genuinely wish I had done this sooner!"
Hear from Tamar Hylands, Creative Writing student.Tamar's story
"Living in Belfast has been a great experience, meeting all the people from my course has been great".
Hear from Dylan Collins, Computer Science student.Dylan's story
"The support is fantastic, can't fault the tutors at all".
Hear more from Adrienne Briggs, Midwifery student.Adrienne's story
"If you are thinking about doing it, I would say do it now, there is no later. It is a commitment, but it is doable. It was my dream to study at Queen’s and now I am."
Hear more from Joanna Mach, Mental Health Nursing student.Joanna's story
"I always wanted to study and earn a degree since I was young".
Hear more from Evelyn Dines, Environmental Management student.Evelyn's story
"Honestly, I think I’m a lot more prepared than people who are coming straight from school as I’ve done assignments ... in Tech already. "
Hear more from Darlee Booth, Microbiology student.Darlee's story