Mature students

@Anne18 (11034)
December 6, 2008 12:44pm CST
Are you a mature student? Have you ever been a mature student? I have been a mature student a few times, last time studying with the Open University. My father in law who is 68 is thinking of being a mature studen t and studtying with the OU.... if he can find the time
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• Pakistan
6 Dec 08
I dont know what is meant by "Mature Student" Beside this i am graduating in universiy. I like to be student and to gain knowledge. If you ask what is your hobby then i will say to search technology. Life of university is good. you will never get bored while you are with your friends
• Australia
7 Dec 08
I got accepted as a mature age student at one of the Australian universities in 1999. I finished up last year (aged 64) after doing a PhD in anthropology. The professors really enjoy the older students, we take it seriously and actually work at it. I believe that in most subjects, students shouldn't be accepted before they're 25, because 6 or 7 years of life experience in the real world would make their work much better and their chances of success greater. Lash
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
6 Dec 08
The longer you can stay a student the better, It's so good for your brain and it helps socially also, you stay more current in our fast moving world. Go for it.
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
6 Dec 08
I have went to university to study a course about computing. I felt a bit awkward going back to university after 15 years that I had graduated I can say that my memory is not that it used to be when I was a teenager.
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• Australia
6 Dec 08
Have been a mature student myself a few times,one was for work and a few others were for my own pleasure because they were things I wanted to learn ,and what started out as something I wanted to learn became a hobby then turned into making a little money and kept me busy. cheers
@Unah08 (671)
• Philippines
6 Dec 08
I'm wondering what is a mature student actually? Can you shed some insights fro me so I can be able to comprehend what that particular student do. I think my response is irrelevant...
• Australia
6 Dec 08
A mature student is some-one who has finished their schooling gotten on with their lives and then say in their thirties decide to go back to school to update their knowledge to help them get back into the work force,or advance their computer skills or just to learn and keep their mind active. cheers.
@Unah08 (671)
• Philippines
6 Dec 08
Oh thanks a lot for the information, it really enlighten me. ^^
@arunmails (3012)
• India
10 Dec 08
Studying at the age of 68????? really interesting......
@4mymak (1793)
• Malaysia
9 Dec 08
i am actually thinking of furthering my studies... i have been 'thinking' about for many years.. but, there always the 'money factor'... the course would be too costly to pay from our current savings.. so i have to look for other financial 'help'.. but i would definitely want to do my Masters Degree.. hopefully i could start next year...
@paid2write (5202)
7 Dec 08
I also have an Open University degree. I started studying in my late forties and graduated in my early fifties. I really enjoyed the experience and I met many students my age and older, as well as younger ones. If your father in law can find the time it will be a valuable experience for him, I'm sure. I did not need to have a degree but the best thing about being a mature student was that I acquired new skills that have led on to me becoming a paid writer.
@riyasam (16570)
• India
7 Dec 08
what do you mean by mature.if youyou mean studiuous ,ya.i was a studious student.i liked to excel. happy mylotting.
@sharra1 (6341)
• Australia
7 Dec 08
I not sure at what age you are calling mature. I was 29 when I went to University. I did my last year of high school at night school while working and then a few years later took the plunge and went to uni full time hoping to find a new career. I competed an honours degree and two postgraduate diplomas but never got work in my chosen field and moved sideways instead.
@myskina (182)
• China
7 Dec 08
.... i have already graduated from the college but i was that in the past , hehe ` there is nothing wrong with that i think as early as access to adapt , what do you think !?
• India
7 Dec 08
What exactly is a "mature" student, Anne? Do you mean senior citizens going back to school? I am afraid we have no such schools here, meant only for senior citizens. But many of the people do take online course or correspondence courses. :) Cheers and happy mylotting
@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
7 Dec 08
Not for me though.. During my school days, i'm always been very childish and wanting to have fun even now i'm in college and high school.. lol =D It was thru army days that changed me, and make me into a matured person.. But after 2 yrs of army, i'm no longer interested in studying anymore, and thus there's no way i can be a mature stduent.. lol =D But i cant say for the futute.. hehe
@Mitraa (3187)
• India
7 Dec 08
Hi Anne! There should not be any upper age limit to study things of one's interest and getting admitted to a discipline for this. Always, knowledge is power and ideas rule the world. So If one decides for taking a study coures in any university at a matured age, this should rather be encouraged! Because at present, our Universities are in very shortage of matured students! Above all, I am at present a regular student of an University for the last two months for a PG cours in Culture Studies. Let real knowledge and wisdom come to us from all sides around us! Thanks and have a nice learning and success in your studies!
• India
7 Dec 08
i don't understand what do you mean by a mature student.if you think that a mature student can find the time while studying in the university then i am a mature student and i have some time left after finishing my college daily and i use the time efficiently up to a certain extent
@Unah08 (671)
• Philippines
6 Dec 08
Want do you mean by "mature student"? Is it someone who goes to college or any university or someone pursuing their masteral and doctorate courses? Well in any case I have my degree already just graduated last March of this year from a well-known university here in our place, and yet pursuing another undergraduate course in a university located in the province, to broaden up my career option in the future when I'm ready to do jobs after my board examinations.
@maximax8 (30126)
• United Kingdom
6 Dec 08
I go to an evening class to learn Spanish and the other students ages range from 17 to 60 I would say. I am in my thirties and I have always really enjoyed learning. I think if the mature student enjoys studying it is great for their career it is great. I went to university in my twenties, later than some. I had traveled before my studying so that helped my patience in my teacher training. I think that studying at 68 years old will keep your father in laws mind young. I hope that you are enjoying your studies with the Open University.
@suzzy3 (8352)
6 Dec 08
I have been a mature student with the university of kent,I did food and nutrition and health very interesting and I recieved a B-tech in care for the elderly frail,but I have retired early to be lazy and do the garden very nice it is too.I spend all my time looking after the grandchildren and doing the housework and on here as well.