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'Lockdown Has A Lot To Answer For': The Mature Students Going Back To University

Friday 19 June 2020


From UK newspaper The Guardian:


Mature student
Mature students say the pandemic has made them
reassess their priorities and ambitions.
(Photograph: Marc Hill/Alamy)

'Lockdown has a lot to answer for': the mature students going back to university

Far from being a deterrent, coronavirus is inspiring those who thought they’d left education behind to start studying again

By Abby Young-Powell
Monday 15 June 2020
© 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.


The pandemic has also made Nikky Cato, 41, consider going back to university. Cato has chronic fatigue syndrome and left university without a degree years ago, when she was denied reasonable adjustments. But as classes shift online, Cato feels universities have become more accessible and more willing to be flexible.

“Suddenly the pandemic hit and everyone’s like, look at us, we can do everything by Zoom,” she says. “I was half eye-rolling and half thinking there’s no point in being bitter when I can use the opportunity.” She’s now looking into part-time psychology degrees.


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