Returning to Education

It's never too late to start your degree. Find out more about our support available for mature students.

Choose NCH

UCAS defines a mature student as any student who is over the age of 21 when they commence their studies, but whether you’re 16 or 60, you have the potential to thrive at NCH.

Our holistic admissions process means that if you have professional experience, we will look not just at your grades from school or university, but your whole journey.

Support for mature students

If you have been out of education for a while, you may have concerns about returning to your studies. At NCH, we will do our best to ensure your transition into (or back into) university life is as smooth as possible. We have a dedicated Student Wellbeing Team to support you with your health, mental health and any other concerns you have during your time here.

When you receive your offer to study at NCH, you are assigned a buddy, who is a current student and can answer any questions you might have on student life in London and your degree.

After you matriculate, you are assigned a personal tutor, who is a member of faculty at the College (but not your major subject faculty) to discuss anything and everything, from College life to academic advice.

Read more about our student welfare support here.

Hear from Rob (History, 2018)

Click here to read Rob’s blog on how it feels to be a mature student at NCH.

Visit Us

We encourage all students who are considering us as a university/college choice to visit us at 19 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3HH.

Come to an Open Day to learn more about our degree courses and the NCH Diploma, or arrange a personal consultation with an admissions advisor at a time that suits you. Our office is open Monday-Thursday 9:00-17:00 and Friday 9:00-16:00.

Find out more about our courses and admissions