It's never too late to get back into education

AMBITION HAS NO AGE LIMIT

UCAS defines a mature student as anyone over the age of 21 when they start their degree-level studies.

At UCR we welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to join us on our wide range of courses to help with their personal and professional development.

Come along to one of our open events and see what we’re about, we’d love to meet you!

Three ladies smiling after their HE graduation

AMBITION HAS NO AGE LIMIT

UCAS defines a mature student as anyone over the age of 21 when they start their degree-level studies.

At UCR we welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to join us on our wide range of courses to help with their personal and professional development.

Come along to one of our open events and see what we’re about, we’d love to meet you!

DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS FOR A CAREER CHANGE

If you’re thinking of returning to education, developing your current skill set to excel in your chosen career or looking for a complete career change, look no further than UCR.

STUDY HIGH LEVEL COURSES LOCALLY

Located in the heart of Rotherham with easy access to local amenities, parking and a range of public transport we are the ideal choice for mature learners looking to take the next steps in education with ease by studying a higher-level course right on your doorstep.

FIT YOUR STUDIES AROUND OTHER COMMITMENTS

With a wide range of our degree-level courses delivered over just a few days of the week, sometimes even on an evening, our course delivery is ideal for mature learners looking to fit their studies around other commitments such as family or employment.

JOIN A SUPPORTIVE LEARNING COMMUNITY

We know returning to education and being in the midst of a university campus environment can be daunting but we are here to support you every step of the way – you’ll be surprised at just how many mature learners just like you have joined us on their higher-level study journey and not only gained so much from their end qualification but from the experience of being in education again and meeting a range of new people.

Lorraine - BA (Hons) in Media, Moving Image and Photography

LORRAINE

BA (Hons) in Media, Moving Image and Photography

“I chose to study at University Centre Rotherham as it suited my circumstances being a mature student. Its locality, ease of access, facilities, professional equipment and support from tutors are what I enjoy the most about coming here. My tutors are very knowledgeable about their subject area and help us to have good links with professionals within the industry.”

We are proud to have such a diverse student cohort – 52% of whom are mature learners and their work/life experience and contribution to UCR and our other students is invaluable.

WHAT WILL YOU GET OUT OF STUDYING A HIGHER-LEVEL COURSE?

The qualification you will gain will help you towards your careers goals, whether that’s a step-up in your current job, a change of direction or starting something completely new. Having a higher-level qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and expertise to excel in chosen career path.

The potential amount you can earn from your chosen career will increase – Graduates are often offered higher paid salaries within their chosen career and in turn have greater financial stability. Gaining a higher-level qualification will give you a serious advantage if you’re looking to start earning more, quicker.

Graduates enjoy higher quality jobs than non-graduates – we know a great salary helps but so does the quality of the job you’re in and your happiness whilst at work. Having a degree or other higher-level qualification under your belt is proven to help you gain job satisfaction with a higher-quality career and job prospects.

Toni-Marie - Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

TONI-MARIE

Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

“UCR is great for helping out mature learners to progress into their dream careers; I’ve loved learning new skills and seeing how I’m progressing in my life.”

Students sat working together
Three ladies at Graduation 2018 taking a selfie
A male student sat with a tutor