The Mature Student's Guide to Higher Education by Linda PritchardThe Mature Student's Guide to Higher Education by Linda Pritchard

The Mature Student's Guide to Higher Education

byLinda Pritchard, Leila Roberts

Paperback | March 1, 2006

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Are you considering changing jobs but require a new skill or qualification?
Would you like a new challenge or a sense of personal achievement?
Have you considered higher education, but weren't sure how to make that first step into it?

If so, then this is the ideal book for you.

The Mature Student's Guide to Higher Education tells you everything you need to know if you are thinking about returning to education as a mature student. It discusses a wide range of issues including what higher education involves, how you should prepare for it and how to balance your time and cheque book once you get there.

This book will explain practical issues, as well as addressing your doubts and fears about higher education as a life choice. The book:

  • Helps you understand the different routes into higher education
  • Explains the mysteries behind admissions procedures
  • Encourages you to develop a new range of skills, building on the skills you already have
  • Gives you guidance on how to manage change, time and family commitments
  • Helps you overcome barriers like a lack of motivation or confidence
  • Expertly guides you through the systems of fees, showing the loans and financial help that are availableThe Mature Student's Guide to Higher Education provides the most accessible and up-to-date help on how to make an informed decision about when, where and how to start a suitable higher education course as a mature student - and the career path that might follow.
Linda Pritchard has worked in higher education institutions for a number of years. Initially she worked in academic libraries helping students develop their research skills. She now provides information, advice and guidance to adults who are interested in higher education. Linda has also been involved in developing and teaching study s...
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Title:The Mature Student's Guide to Higher EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 3.58 × 2.4 × 0.19 inPublished:March 1, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335217737

ISBN - 13:9780335217731

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction
Why Study?
Barriers to study and how to overcome them
Preparation for study
Study Skills
Why higher education
Student finance
Choosing a course and university
Preparation courses for higher education
Getting ready for the start of term
Keeping going to the end
Career prospects

How to get further advice
Recommended reading
Bibliography
Index