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Lifetime learning

Mature students

Returning to full-time education can be one of the best decisions of your life and can give you the opportunity to embark on an exciting new career.

You’ll have access to the same fantastic facilities and activities as other students, but you may also want to know about some of the additional support that’s available. For example, BU runs a crèche for the children of staff and students, providing an affordable childcare option that fits around studies. We also offer a limited amount of housing for families and couples, which is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

We understand that it’s useful to be able to plan ahead when you have a family and other responsibilities, which is why we’ll provide you with accurate term dates, including things like reading weeks, for the entire year, so that you can organise your life accordingly.

Read what our mature students have to say

PG -Why I chose part-time study

Why I chose part-time study

Hear how, after a lifetime of working in the health professions, retiree Jan Walker decided to study a masters in biological anthropolgy.