University of Cambridge



Mature and affiliated students' views

Our current mature students are very diverse in their ages and backgrounds. Some returned to education after taking several 'gap years', others took time out to start families, while a number had been working for a few or many years.

If you’re considering applying to the University as a mature student and want to find out about the experiences of some of our current students to help inform your decisions, please see the pages below.

If you’d like further information and advice, please contact the Access Officer at the Cambridge Admissions Office (see below right).

Ellie Rofe

Student Profiles

We asked some current mature students the kind of questions you might like to ask them yourself.

View their answers


Films - 60 Second Impressions

Find out what recent participants thought of the Mature Students' Summer School.

Watch their videos

Matthew Green

Student Diaries

Some of our current mature undergraduates have written about their experiences during their first year at Cambridge.

Find out more

Nicola Anderson

In the Media

Links to articles featured in the press about the stories and successes of some of our mature students.

Read their stories