Returning to education

Returning to education

We help you understand what to expect 

Returning to education can be a challenging prospect. If you’re considering attending university, rest assured that LJMU has a rich tradition of welcoming mature students. We offer opportunities to engage with us throughout the year, for example we offer:

  • Drop-in information, advice and guidance sessions
  • Online chats
  • Access to higher education talks
  • Student finance information sessions
  • UCAS application process and personal statement support
  • Interview tips and techniques
  • Interview practice

For more information about these workshops or any of the 21+ events below contact our Course Enquires TeamCarolyne Berry or Chris Prescott.

LJMU Access to HE Conference

15 October, 4:00-6:00pm

Entering higher education can be a challenging prospect. If you’re considering attending university, rest assured that LJMU has a rich tradition of welcoming mature students. We are hosting an event for prospective students currently studying an Access to HE Diploma. Our conference will include a live webinar on student finance with our Money Advice Team Manager, Lynne Condell MBE, followed by a Q&A with LJMU staff and current mature students who can help with your questions on the student experience, our courses, entry requirements or anything else you are concerned about.

Please register to attend this event so we are able to contact you with joining instructions.

Register to attend

Come and meet us

LJMU hosts a number of campus drop-in coffee mornings and events throughout the year for students aged 21+. You will be able to speak to staff and students, discuss accommodation, receive expert funding advice and pick up tips for your UCAS application. These are family-friendly events and refreshments are provided.

Find a drop-in event 

Chat to us online

Throughout the year the Outreach Team also run online chat events, giving students access to the most relevant and useful information during the application process.

At our frequent 'ask a student' events, current LJMU students offer their unique perspective on what it is like to live and study here.

Chatting could not be simpler:

  1. Visit the online chat page to see a list of scheduled events
  2. Register for your event or log straight in if the event is live
  3. Start chatting to receive invaluable advice from subject experts

Find an online chat event

Online chats for mature students

At our monthly chats you’ll be able to talk to LJMU students and a member of staff.  Topics covered include: applying to university, student finance and student life as a mature student. Simply click the link to register for a date and we will send you a reminder on the day.

Register

Interested in meeting other mature students?

While studying at LJMU you can meet other mature students by joining the Mature Student Network. Open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, the group meet regularly to socialise and offer support to one another.