Selecting Mature Learners: A Toolkit for Admissions Tutors

  • Ian Moreton


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.


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  • Ian Moreton
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  1. 1.Foundation CentreUniversity of DurhamDurhamUK

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