Selecting Mature Learners: A Toolkit for Admissions Tutors
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The Foundation programme offers a gateway into Higher Education (HE) for mature students, many of whom have been out of formal education for a long time and may also lack academic qualifications often seen as appropriate for the courses they wish to pursue. Collecting evidence from the literature, academics and current and prospective students, I discuss how an admissions “toolkit” may be developed to allow those who deal with admissions to identify merit and potential amongst applicants.
KeywordsAdmission Test Widening Participation Elite Institution Fair Access Mature Student
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