The benefits of starting uni later in life
For many people, the transition to university life is easy. Finish high school, sleep for a few months, start uni. For others, life takes a different direction.
Some people need a break after high school. They take some time to travel, a couple of years to kick start their working lives, or even a decade to start a family. The problem is, by the time they feel ready to go back to study, it may seem “too late”. Sound familiar?
There are advantages to holding off university for a year or more. The Good Universities Guide article ‘The advantages of choosing to study as a mature age student’ highlights 5 benefits to starting uni later in life:
At Flinders, we have a long history of supporting adult entry students (we prefer the term ‘adult entry’ over ‘mature age’). We’ve helped hundreds of adult entry students balance their lives with their uni studies, and one aspect of adult entry students has always stood out.
Adult entry students have had time to gain an external perspective on life, which usually means they’re walking into university better prepared mentally, emotionally and often financially than their younger counterparts.
Basically, you’re in a good position to secure your future.
If you have any concerns about starting uni as an adult entry student, don’t underestimate how powerful that shift in perspective is. And remember, at Flinders we have a range of support options available to ensure you have everything in place to make the most of your studies without throwing the rest of your life out of balance.
There’s an old proverb –
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The second-best time is now.
The same applies for you. Apply now to gain the skills and qualifications you need to move into a career you’re passionate about sooner.
We offer one-on-one appointments with our prospective student team to discuss career options, pathways, and course and entry requirements.
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