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Mature Students Support Service
Mature Students in DCU

Preparing to Study Events & Workshops

Preparing to return to study as a mature student can be a confusing time. Which course is right for me? How will I fund my studies? How do I apply? What will I study on my course? The Mature Student Office has created events and workshops to help answer some of your questions.

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Preparing For Study Workshop

Deciding to return to study is an exciting time.  However, many people can feel a little overwhelmed by the choice of courses, entry requirements and costs involved.  In order to support you in making your application DCU offers a Preparing to Study workshop.  In a relaxed informal setting, you will be taken through topics such as applying as a mature student, completing a personal statement, preparing for interview, researching grants/scholarships and receive advice on academic preparation.  We also discuss the various supports available to first year mature students. 

This workshop is open for registration every October and takes place in early November. 

Mature Student Shadowing Day

The Mature Student Shadowing Day offers an opportunity to experience a day in the life of a current DCU Mature Student.  You will sit in lectures, eat lunch and attend tutorials  for the course of your choice.  This year we are holding our shadowing day on 24th November.  Please click on the link below to complete our application form.  Place are limited.  

Click here to apply for a place on our mature Student Shadowing Day