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(From The Irish Times)
I have a query with regards entrance to universities and third-level colleges for mature students i.e. persons over 23 years of age. What are the main merits on which an applicant is judged? Do past exam results count? Would work experience or would personal motivation be more relevant? I expect one must prove to the jury why they should let you in. Have you any tips for potential applicants?
The situation regarding mature applications to our third-level colleges is a very complex one, lacking the clarity of the points system for younger students. The Government White Paper has set a target of 15 per cent for mature students by 2006. …