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Mature students

Thinking about switching or boosting your career? Or studying what you’ve always loved? Now’s your chance.

Think uni’s not for you? Think again.

If you want to do something bigger and better in life, it’s for you. If you want to boost your skills and move up the ladder, it’s for you. If you want to switch to a different path and study something you’ve always loved, it’s for you.

It’s never too late to seize new opportunities, make new connections, and take your career in a new direction.

Whatever your qualifications, skills or experience, there are pathways into higher education for everyone.

This is your moment. Your time. Your chance to get the degree you need and the future you want. It’s time to find your extraordinary.

Any questions? Drop an email to and we'll be happy to help.

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Almost a third of our students are aged over 21

Think you won’t fit in? You will.

Did you know around a third of our student community are mature students? So you’ll be joining a diverse, supportive community of people from all ages, backgrounds and walks of life. Some with similar experiences to yours. Some even at the same stage in life. And some who will just look up to you.

Whoever you are, and whatever you do, there’ll be like-minded people here – you just have to find them.

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Sarah Parsons

Sarah had always wanted to be a social worker. She took her daughter to an Open Day at Hull. Now they're both studying here.
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Lee Tilling

Lee was 35 when he came to Hull to pursue his passion for law. Using all his life experience, he graduated top of his year with a first-class degree.
See Lee's journey
Demi Bell

Demi Bell

A chat with a midwife after giving birth rekindled Demi's passion for medicine. Now, she combines being a mum with studying her Health Certificate.
Watch her story

Zaneta Andraszczyk

Zaneta's career-focused law degree prepared her for the world of work and helped secure a role as a trainee solicitor at Rollits LLP after graduation.
See Zaneta's story

Juliette White

Juliette was in a job she didn't enjoy but plucking up the courage to apply to study psychology at Hull got everything back on track.
See Juliette's story

Don’t know what to study? Why not try…

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Worried about money? We understand.

We know that everybody has different financial circumstances, so you may be able to get financial assistance to support your studies.


If you are a UK student studying an undergraduate degree you can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t have to start repaying until you’re earning over £25,000 per year. Plus you’ll be able to apply for a maintenance loan to help with your living costs while you’re studying. Most students are eligible for this, no matter their age, if it’s their first degree. Funding for parents is available from Student Finance England too, and you may be eligible for our Child Grant, which can be worth up to £200 for each of your children to help towards your living costs.


A Master’s Loan of £11,836 is available to help with your tuition fees and living costs, which you won’t have to repay until you’re earning over £21,000 per year. If you’ve already completed an undergraduate degree with us we’ll give you £1,000 towards the cost of a taught master’s degree, too.


More information on fees and finance

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£200 Child Grant award to help towards your costs for each child 1

95% of our students are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating 2


Come to an Open Day

The best way to find out if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit. Explore our beautiful campus, ask our lecturers all your burning questions, and visit our mature students stand to find out about life as a mature student at Hull.

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Your next steps

We’re here to help at every stage of your journey to university, whether you’re looking for a course, or you’re ready to apply. Send us your details via the form, and we’ll give you a callback within 48 hours. Or you can get in touch with us right now.


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  1. Up to a maximum of three children. Terms and conditions apply.
  2. UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2020/21, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency June 2023.