Support and Advice for Mature Students at Newcastle University

Mature student

Starting University after a break in your studies can sometimes be very daunting. Mature students have particular needs and concerns - we understand this.

You are considered a mature student if you are over 21 when you start an undergraduate programme. The University has a large and diverse population of students. Mature students at Newcastle University come from a whole array of backgrounds and study every kind of course. Adults returning to education who choose to study here have access to a welcoming and challenging learning environment, with first-class facilities and employment prospects.

Before applying to Newcastle University you may want to come and visit us and there is no better way to get a feel for Newcastle University than to come and visit our campus in the heart of the city.

We hold three Visit Days each year, which provide an opportunity for you to see the campus, and take part in a wide range of activities.

If you cannot attend a Visit Day you are welcome to join one of our Campus Tours.

Once you are a student at Newcastle University, you can access the following support:

Contact us

Newcastle University has a designated member of staff who can be a first point of contact for Mature Students considering applying to Newcastle University:

Hilary Wilkinson
Student Recruitment Team
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8384


It's always rewarding to work with mature students, since they come to their studies with an appetite for learning that has been whetted over the years they have been out of education.
Professor, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics