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Laura Blackett | University of Sunderland

Social Work BA (Hons)

Mature Students

Hi Guys!

As you all know, or now know, I recently had a birthday which makes me 23 years young, and also classed as a mature student!

I want to encourage more people who would be defined as a mature student to apply to study at University. For those of you who are feeling nervous about making the jump to higher education I have put together the video below especially for you. I hope it shows that your situation shouldn’t be a barrier to you coming to University!

Don’t just take my word for it though, you can find more information about being a mature student here:

PS: If anyone is interested in joining the Debating Society Stephen is President of, you can visit their Facebook page by following the link:

Lau x

2 Responses to “Mature Students”

  1. Alyson Conroy says:

    Laura that’s absolutely brilliant!!!! I was not horrified watching myself either haha!!!! Well done, fab job! Xxx

  2. Pete says:

    This is really interesting Laura, thanks for sharing.

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  • Name: Laura Blackett
  • Age: 22
  • Studying: Social Work BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Hartlepool, UK
  • Ambitions: Become a fully qualified social worker, learn another language, have my own house by the time I'm 25, complete my bucket list by the time I leave University and also go travelling!

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