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Mature Age Student Info Night at University of Wollongong 2013



Change Direction in 2014

The University of Wollongong (UOW) mature age information evening on September 5 will spearhead the University’s mature student recruitment drive for 2014. Mature age students will be able to hear from UOW staff on courses, how to apply, pathways and academic support programs before applications close on September 30 2013.

Mature age students in Australia are often attracted back to undergraduate degrees to advance or change their careers. UOW offers over 120 Bachelor degrees to mature age students, with many courses professionally accredited. Part-time study is an attractive option, particularly for students who want to combine work and study.

Other mature age applicants returning to study are those who have finished a ‘gap year’ after high school, and those who have completed or are completing TAFE studies. TAFE graduates are regularly granted credit transfer for completed studies, reducing the length of their UOW degrees by up to a year. UOW has a strong record of helping mature age students reach their goals. Mature age students have access to study skills programs to help them return to study, including classes in essay writing, library and research skills, and professional interview techniques. Most subjects are also supported by online learning tools for accessing class resources and collaborating with other students. The University was recently rated one of the world’s best modern universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2013, ranking 24th overall. It delivers world-class education across five faculties: Business; Engineering and Information Science; Law, Humanities and the Arts; Science, Medicine and Health; and Social Sciences.

Mature age students can complete some undergraduate courses at any of UOW’s campuses in Wollongong, Sydney, Bega, Batemans Bay, Nowra and Moss Vale. Mature age students are able to apply directly to the University, rather than through an intermediary. Applications can be made online through the UOW website.