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Royal Holloway has a long tradition of welcoming mature students (officially anyone over 21), who may have spent a number of years outside of education. If you choose to develop your mind, life and career by going into, or back into, higher education we know that your experiences and energy hugely enhances our community.

Many mature students do not follow traditional routes into (or back into) higher education. If you don’t possess the normal entry requirements for undergraduate courses or you've been away from education for a long time, you may have to take an Access to Higher Education course before starting your studies here.

Our Centre for the Development of Academic Skills (CeDAS) offers workshops for all students throughout the year which can brush up your essay writing, critical thinking, grammar, exam techniques, and presentation skills. They also have a variety of online resources to download and you can also book yourself in for 1:1 writing tutorials.

You’ll also have access to a range of special support and assistance measures specifically aimed at mature student needs.

Make the most of the careers service whilst you are here. With previous work and/or family experience in addition to your degree you have a lot to offer employers when you graduate.

As students of Royal Holloway, you’ll have access to all the support mechanisms in the College that are available to non-mature students.

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