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.

You can view our recent webinar on student finance for mature students and access to HE students below:


Come and meet us

Currently we are unable to welcome visitors on to face to face events, however we are committed to welcoming people back on to campus as soon as possible. Our programme of drop-in coffee mornings and events will be listed here when we have availability. At our events, 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 

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.


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.