People of all ages have returned to study or continue their education at The University of Northampton. Mature students make a welcome contribution to campus life as well as often being the most academically successful students.
We believe formal qualifications are only one possible measure of your ability to study at higher level. Work or other experience, maturity of approach, commitment and enthusiasm are all important. Our admissions staff take these into account when making offers of places, and absence of formal qualifications may not be an obstacle.
Many mature students enter higher education through an Access Course. These are courses designed for those who lack formal qualifications and want to prepare for study in higher education. Any Access Course validated through a recognised consortium will normally be accepted as a basis for a valid application.
We are pleased to offer potential applicants advice and guidance on entry routes and preparation for further study. For further information call 0800 358 2232 or email email@example.com.
If you are worried about financial commitments, money may not be as big a problem as you think. Mature students may be eligible for support from a variety of funds, e.g. for those in financial hardship or with extra childcare costs to pay. Our Financial Guidance team, in Student Services, can provide information and advice.