Vice-Chancellor's introduction

"We value our mature students at London Met. They bring a wealth of life experiences with them which enrich their studies, and those that study with them. We understand that many mature students come to us without having traditional qualifications.

I was a mature student myself, starting my degree after I had my two children, and so completely appreciate the difficulties and time restraints that older students have. Juggling family commitments or work – or both (!) with studying can be challenging but is so rewarding and you will complete your studies with not only a degree, but with confidence, new skills and lifelong friends.

We have a variety of degree programmes to choose from, many of which offer work placements to make sure you are fully prepared for when you graduate.

London Metropolitan University is unique in that almost 70% of our student cohort are mature students, and our strength is that we offer a supportive learning and teaching environment for our students. We know that you are unique too so come and join us!"

Professor Lynn Dobbs, Vice-Chancellor

Professor Lynn Dobbs, Vice-Chancellor at London Met
We love to welcome mature students to London Met

We are proud to have a diverse student cohort – 69% of whom are mature learners – and their contribution to the University is invaluable. 

Mature students don't necessarily need formal qualifications to study with us. You're considered a mature student if you're aged 21 or older when you start your first undergraduate degree course. If you have relevant work or life experience, are enthusiastic and committed, then we invite you to come to one of our Open Days.

We understand that many of you have commitments outside of university and we are proud to say we have a student/parent liaison adviser at London Met, Susie McLoughlin, who can provide information on financial and other matters regarding being a student and a parent.

We offer incredible support here at London Met. Take a look below.

Did you know you can shadow a London Met student? If you're aged 21 or older, you can spend an hour or two or even a whole day with a current student and see if university is for you. Find out more about our Shadow a Student scheme.

Do you need help understanding the university process or have questions about what university involves? Then book on to one of our free Understanding the University Process sessions and our Mature Learner Outreach Officer Marina will answer all your questions.  

Hear from some of our mature learners


Watch films featuring some of our mature students

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Come along to one of our events