The term ‘Mature students’ covers students from 21 up to pensionable age so includes a diverse range of requirements. As a Mature student you may have a number of factors to consider when re-entering the employment market following your degree, such as caring responsibilities, financial responsibilities, recognising your transferable skill set etc. It is important to plan for this by allowing plenty of time for job seeking and by seeking advice at the Careers Service to help you meet your own particular career aims. Don't forget that your life experiences before coming to University can be a strong selling point for many jobs. It is also worth bearing in mind that age as a selection criterion for recruitment, training, promotion or pay became illegal on 1st October 2006.
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