Happy New Year for university starters 24 Nov Whatever the reason, going to university as a mature student is highly rewarding, not least because it tends to be a greater undertaking later in life and therefore the desire to excel is often heightened. Mature students often face unique challenges, including juggling academic study with paid work, family and financial responsibilities which can add pressure to an already demanding study situation. Universities are well accustomed to catering for their mature student population and will be acutely aware of these challenges. Many will use introductory sessions to remind students to keep an open dialogue and to alert the university to any changes in circumstances that may impact the study experience. Students should familiarise themselves with key department personnel who are always on hand to advise and support. Another common fear of mature students is that their ability to carry out assessed work will be less than their younger counterparts, because they have been away from formal education and may therefore be unfamiliar with study techniques.
Edit Dragonling Dragons begin their lives within eggs. A newly hatched dragon is called a dragonling. These sinuous, wingless creatures are born in large numbers, as only a few ever survive to maturity, and are roughly the size of a deer. They have voracious appetites, but lack the features that distinguish their elders of their gender. Dragonlings usually remain with their mothers until they reach adulthood and venture out on their own.
Acknowledgements Foreword Since the introduction of the Age Discrimination Act Cth , experiences of age discrimination in employment among mature age workers have featured prominently in the complaints of age discrimination received by the Australian Human Rights Commission. In , I undertook a series of consultations with peak bodies including age-based community groups, legal service providers, business groups, unions, academics and relevant government departments. As well I undertook research to learn more about the barriers to employment facing mature age workers. A number of general themes emerged including mature age workers' access to appropriate skills and training, the ability to balance unpaid caring work, issues of law reform and the lack of detailed Australian research into these issues.
Application Form What is and why mature age entry scheme? The Mature Age Entry Scheme is an alternative admission route for prospective students not in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate or for those with a Grade 12 Certificate who does not fulfil the minimum admission criteria based on Grade They should be at least 25 years old on the first day of the academic year in which admission is sought; They should preferably have successfully completed junior secondary education senior secondary education for School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Bachelor of Accounting Chartered Accountancy , Bachelor of Law Honours ; and They should normally have proof of at least five years relevant work experience relating to the proposed study programme. The applicants will be required to complete an online Mature Age Entry Application Forms and submit electronically.