The Mature Student's Guide to Higher Education

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The author would like to thank the following.

The students who provided advice and guidance so that other mature students could benefit from their experiences: Ros Burgess, Tony Carlton, Christine Cooke, Julian Debenham, Julie Goddard, Craig Lowe, Bernadette Oxbury, Glynis Rushby and Maureen Wilcox.

Melanie Smith for her very positive feedback on the text. David Barr, Julie Goddard and Lis Johnstone for their continuous support.

Leila Roberts for being such a positive study skills tutor and fun to work with over the last few years.

All my family and friends for their support and encouragement.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1: Why Study? 4
  • 2: Barriers to Study and How to Overcome Them 16
  • 3: Preparation for Study 29
  • 4: Study Skills 42
  • 5: Why Higher Education? 56
  • 6: Student Finance 71
  • 7: Choosing a Course and University 85
  • 8: Preparation Courses for Higher Education 101
  • 9: Getting Ready for the Start of Term 116
  • 10: Keeping Going to the End 123
  • 11: Career Prospects 132
  • How to Get Further Advice 144
  • Recommended Reading 152
  • Bibliography 155
  • Index 157
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