This page is specifically for people who are interested in undergraduate study and will be over the age of 21 when they begin their course. For information on postgraduate study, see the postgraduate course pages
During your time at the University of Nottingham, you can get involved in sport, student societies and events organised by the Students’ Union.
The Mature Students' Network organises social activities throughout the year.
As a mature student, you can access a variety of support at the University including Student Services Centres, Childcare, Healthcare and the Careers and Employability Service.
Services for students
In your first year, you will be offered the chance to be mentored by a current second or third-year mature student.
If you attend our Kick Start programme, you will automatically be allocated a mentor. If you are unable to attend Kick Start and would like to request a mentor, please email us.
Part-time and flexible study
You could balance your study with family or professional commitments by studying part-time and spreading your degree over four to seven years. A large number of our courses are available part time.
The School of Education uses flexible study patterns and welcomes mature applicants without formal qualifications.
Please note, we only offer part-time study to students from the UK and the EU.
We welcome students with a broad range of experience and qualifications.
A level and IB requirements
Find the entry requirements for your course in the online undergraduate prospectus.
Our table of alternative qualifications provides details of qualifications for specific courses.
Access to Higher Education courses
Details of Access to Higher Education courses provided by further education colleges in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire are available from:
The University provides a generous package of bursaries to support UK students from lower-income families. We expect that at least a third of our first-time undergraduate students will be eligible for a University of Nottingham Core Bursary.
There are a number of additional bursaries available to students with specific circumstances, including those studying an Access to HE Diploma or other vocational qualifications, or those with dependants.
We will publish information about studying for an Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ie studying for an undergraduate degree when you have already completed or begun studying for one) on our financial support and fees pages when the details are available.
Throughout the year, we run events that give potential mature students the chance to learn more about Nottingham, find out more about studying here and speak to students and staff. Register with us to receive more information.
Mature students' talks at the undergraduate open days
Our university-wide undergraduate open days give potential students to find out more about all aspects of student life. We have a mature students information stand at each one. One of our team will be there and, whenever possible, a current undergraduate mature student. We encourage you to drop in for a chat at any time during the open day on a one to one basis.
We also give a mature students presentation covering information specific to the needs and concerns of those returning to education after a break. Full details of these talks are available in the Open Day programme.
September, the week prior to course start date
A two-day induction event on campus for mature students who have secured a place at Nottingham and are ready to begin studying.
You will recieve an invitation to Kick Start if you are a mature offer holder in summer 2019. If you require further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 846 8271
Subject-specific taster days
We run various taster days in different subject areas on our campuses. These days are specifically designed for mature and vocational students to give an insight into the way these courses are structured and the level of academic study involved.
For more information and dates, please email email@example.com or call 0115 846 8271.
Adults Returning to Education
A short evening session for adults considering returning to education to pursue a degree or those who are just starting to think about the implications of returning to study.
These informal sessions consist of a group presentation followed by the opportunity to talk to a member of staff on a one-to-one basis to provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions and also to receive relevant information and support. Information and guidance in the following areas will be provided:
- university study
- student support
- student societies
- the UCAS application process
- entry requirements
- choosing the right course
- student finance
To book a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org