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Entering higher education after a break can be difficult for many reasons, such as navigating the admission process, managing stress related to family and studies or the financial burden. Below is some information which may prove useful.

Support at LSE

LSE has a large proportion of postgraduate students, as well as undergraduates older than at many other universities. A mature student is normally anyone aged over 21 at the start of their degree programme. More information from the LSE is available here. There are a number of LSE accommodation options for mature students, including couples and families. Services such as LSE LIFE and LSE Careers can be tailored to your individual needs. Although the LSE Nursery is closed, the School partnered with three local Nurseries to provide services for students and staff. 

Support at LSESU

The LSESU has a dedicated Part-Time and Mature Students Officer who organises a programme of events to support mature students throughout their studies. You may also find that the Postgraduate Officer will be able to represent your support needs.

Support external to the school 

UK students can find information on funding opportunities via this governmental website. You can also get help with funding the childcare while you study. UCAS has also prepared a list of useful resources, and you can find a helpful guide to Mature Student university experience via the link.


Where to find us

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

Contact us

020 7955 7158

Booking appointments

You can book an appointment via email or via the Student Hub website.

su.advice@lse.ac.uk Student Hub


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