I Am a Mature Student

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    I am the old man of the classroom.

    I am older than three of the teachers I have had. The last time I used math in this way was before the most of my fellow grad students were born. Yet my experience in the classroom now has shown me that we really do mature with age. Why? Because I was a horrible student as...
    Adam4Eve Adam4Eve
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Jan 27, 2014

    A Career Student.

    Hello Everyone,I am also a Mature Student or rather a Career Student. After High School I did work for a year. And then I got accepted to a College in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (I'm from Calgary, Alberta, Canada). I spend two years at that college there. Then because of money...
    midnightstarr midnightstarr
    41-45, F
    Mar 25, 2011

    Only 5 Years, But...

    Last term (September) I started university, 5 years after graduating from high school. That's not all that long; I know several people who went back to school in their 30s or 40s. Still, it's like a lifetime. The time I spent working menial jobs, paying my own bills, eating my...
    needanewname needanewname
    22-25, M
    Jan 13, 2010

    Attending college at the moment,

    and I'm off to university next year to do a degree in Philosophy. It's a bit weird having a course tutor that's about the same age as me...
    lunarcyclist lunarcyclist
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2014

    One Long Saturday

    I'm sitting here in front of my computer, taking a break from a presentation. I'm 45 years old, and 3/4 finished my degree in Disability Studies. It's been a long ride. I've spent way too many Saturday nights finishing presentations, essays, and posts while I work full time...
    metiswoman67 metiswoman67
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2013

    Last Day Of Class

    Today was my last day of class. I'm 35 and still in University. Well until tomorrow. After this I shall have my bachelor's degree. I've been to school alot off and on for a few years after high school. I didn't get serious about it until 3 years ago when I started my associates...
    zunderwo zunderwo
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jul 30, 2013

    Restarting Studying Again!

    My friend decided that she wanted to maybe do an Open University course and asked me to go to an open day with her while she was deciding what to do. It ended up me registering for a short course just to see what it was like, she didn't register for any course. After 20 weeks I...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jun 24, 2013

    Overwhelmed At Times

    When I came back to university I was ramped up and happy about making a change. Now I seem to be struggling everyday with the repetitive thought, ``You are 15 years older than every one. Why don`t you have your life together.`` Anyone else feeling this way, if so please tell me...
    torbot torbot
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2009
More Stories