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Mature Student Office
UCC: River of Life
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Transitioning to UCC as a Mature Student
At the start, it was hard to believe that at the age of 49 I was going to be one of the thousands of people walking around campus every day. I was going to UCC.
Coming to University was not an option for me when I left school, and when the opportunity arose in 2012, I’m glad I made the decision to study at UCC. It was one of my better decisions in life.
BA, MA, PhD Candidate
It is only three years ago that I began my journey as an anxious but eager mature student, embarking on a long-harboured dream of studying English literature in UCC.
Two years in and no regrets, I love my course, and it’s given me a new lease of life. For me, it’s a second bite of the cherry – I’ve been given a second shot at life.
From the encouragement and belief others had in me, I learned over time to believe in myself and flourish.
Finding a way to study at UCC was one of the best moves I’ve ever taken in my life. The inclusiveness that I’m surrounded by every day is truly inspirational.
The decision to return to college and change my 'career' direction was one of the best things I've ever done.
I always wished I could go there (UCC), but never thought I would. So, when I got the chance, the fact that I was a mature student didn’t matter
I would highly recommend further education for mature students regardless of age. It opens the mind, presents endless possibilities for change in one’s life...
Coming to UCC has completely changed my life, and I will be forever grateful to this great institution for that.
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