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Mature Students

At Northumbria University we understand that approaching higher education as a student is an exciting time. Whether you are looking to develop your passion for study, enhance your current skills or change your career, you have applied for the course to help you get you where you need to be.

As one of the largest Universities in the country with just over 35,000 students, Northumbria University is committed to offering educational opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds and has a long history of welcoming adult learners progressing to Higher Education.

Once you are a student at Northumbria University after joining one of our degree, there are several support channels available to support mature students through their studies such as student support and wellbeing, personal tutoring and there is also our award winning Mature Student’s Society run by the Students’ Union.


From when you begin studying and beyond graduation, our Careers and Employment Service is here to help. We want you to achieve your ambitions and make the most of your experiences, develop your skills and manage your future career.

They will help you to:

  • Plan your career. Confidential one-to-one support to enable you to focus your career plans, enhance your employability and work towards application success.
  • Find a job. Sign up to JobsOnline and discover part-time jobs and volunteer roles that build your work experience and enhance your employability. Search from thousands of opportunities, which include graduate jobs and internships, in the North East, the rest of the UK and worldwide.  
  • Meet employers on campus. Introduce yourself to potential employers at one of the many employer visits or fairs held throughout the year.  Organisations targeting Northumbria students and graduates include Turner & Townsend, EY, Accenture, Hewlett-Packard, Procter & Gamble, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the NHS and Ward Hadaway.
  • Become a global graduate with support on finding opportunities to work and study overseas

Who do you contact?

If you have any more questions or queries then get in touch with our admissions team.

0191 4060901

"It was a daunting experience going back to education after 21 years however the staff and former students at the university made me so welcome and were very friendly. This course has allowed me to believe in myself, my confidence has grown. My academic skills and knowledge have increased and I have been able to follow my dreams. I will soon be a Staff Nurse, so exciting."

  - Karin Barron – Nursing (Adult) FT


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