Career changers are individuals who have been working for a number of years and have decided to change their career path. They may have realised that their current career is not fulfilling, or they may have a newfound passion for a particular field - one which LIS covers in our interdisciplinary degree!
University leavers are individuals who have taken a break after completing their undergraduate degree and are now returning to education to further their studies. They may also have gained valuable life experience during their time away from education, which can benefit them in their studies.
Gap-year students are individuals who have taken a year off before starting university. They may use this time to travel, work, or pursue other interests, but they may also use it to prepare for their future studies.
Stay-at-home parents are individuals who have taken time out of their careers to raise a family. Once their children are old enough to be self-sufficient, they may want to return to education to further their career prospects.
Retirees are individuals who have retired from their careers but are still looking to learn new skills and further their education. They may want to pursue a new hobby or interest, or they may want to continue learning in their field of expertise.
At LIS we believe that everyone should have the ability to change the trajectory of their career or pick up new skills and knowledge at any point of their life. At LIS, we offer a unique approach to learning, which we believe is particularly suited to mature students.
We know that starting a degree is a big life transition. We want to make sure you have the support you need—whether it’s help with your academics, professional, or personal circumstances.
You can read more about the student support and wellbeing initiatives we offer as part of our commitment to a consistently evolving student here.
As an LIS student, you’ll be able to shape what wellbeing looks like at LIS.
We want you to have as few barriers as possible when making the choice to return to education. You’ll find information on your eligibility for financial support, such as grants and benefits on Turn2Us, a national charity that provides help to those who are struggling financially.
Check if you are eligible for a childcare grant, free childcare, or a parent’s learning allowance, if applicable.
If you wish to discuss your entry requirements, grant eligibility or have questions about LIS, feel free to contact the admissions team at email@example.com with any questions or concerns. We’re here to help this process be as smooth as possible.
If you wish to meet with one of our team to discuss anything related to LIS or our programmes, we can arrange a virtual call or a campus tour.
Making the decision to return to education can be a tough transition. If you want to discuss the process with a current mature student of ours, we will do our best to arrange a call with someone who understands your position first-hand.