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Mature Students

Returning to education takes courage. We welcome new mature students each academic year. Whether you want to gain a new qualification for your career or study something you have always been passionate about, we have the supports in place to help you succeed.

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Why Choose ATU?

Atlantic Technological University offers an exceptional higher educational experience. Building on the foundations of applied learning, our university focuses on research-informed teaching. We empower learners to realise their full potential, developing responsible citizens, critical thinkers, innovators and problem solvers equipped for life-long learning.


We pride ourselves on the welcoming and supportive environment our team create. Not just a number, our teams across our student services, health, counselling, disability, chaplaincy, and access offices are always on hand to help with any questions you may have. Our access teams are also there to help mature students settle into third level education. 

Mature Student Guide

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