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    Am I too old for uni?

    So I’ve been working in hospitality ever since leaving school but am looking into going to uni next year. I’ll be 23 at the start and a few people don’t think it’s a good idea as I’ll be like 26 or 27 when I finish and they believe that’s quite old and I should already have my life done.

    What are everyone’s thoughts?

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    Re: Am I too old for uni?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sambam429 View Post
    So I’ve been working in hospitality ever since leaving school but am looking into going to uni next year. I’ll be 23 at the start and a few people don’t think it’s a good idea as I’ll be like 26 or 27 when I finish and they believe that’s quite old and I should already have my life done.

    What are everyone’s thoughts?
    I dont think it matters

    You get people of all ages in uni, e.g. 3rd year uni students doing first year courses

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    Re: Am I too old for uni?

    I was 22 when I started my course at Macquarie. You are fine.

    University opens up many doors of opportunities. The idea people have to be a certain age to attend uni is just false.
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    Re: Am I too old for uni?

    im 45 and still in high school

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    Re: Am I too old for uni?

    Never too old imo.

    When I did my B.Sc (Nanotechnology) there was a guy who must have been early-mid 30's doing the same course full time. Also the odd subject that I did with people who were 35+, including one subject I did with 2 people who each already had a PhD and must have been in their 40s (totes beat them in the exams #notbragging)

    When I did my MBA a few years back, I had some people in their 40s.
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    Re: Am I too old for uni?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sambam429 View Post
    So I’ve been working in hospitality ever since leaving school but am looking into going to uni next year. I’ll be 23 at the start and a few people don’t think it’s a good idea as I’ll be like 26 or 27 when I finish and they believe that’s quite old and I should already have my life done.

    What are everyone’s thoughts?
    I don't think you are too old for university.
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    Re: Am I too old for uni?

    there's 80 year olds starting bachelor's ddegrees

    you'll be fine

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    Re: Am I too old for uni?

    if you're going to uni for the right reason(to learn something, get a direction on career) you'll be fine.

    You're not that much older anyways so it makes no difference
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    Re: Am I too old for uni?

    Quote Originally Posted by Squar3root View Post
    if you're going to uni for the right reason(to learn something, get a direction on career) you'll be fine.
    I cant emphasize this enough. Make sure you arent just going to uni for the sake of getting a degree - it has to make sense from a career standpoint.
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    Re: Am I too old for uni?

    Quote Originally Posted by Queenroot View Post
    there's 80 year olds starting bachelor's ddegrees

    you'll be fine
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    Re: Am I too old for uni?

    Definitely not too old for uni if you have an idea of where you want it to take you.

    Hope it all works out
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    Re: Am I too old for uni?

    No. I know extremely successful people that have went to University in their 30s or 40s. I personally don't expect to graduate until my mid-late 20's as well.

    Degree takes a back seat to industry reputation and experience.

    Also, not many 26-27 year old's have their life anywhere near to "done".
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    Re: Am I too old for uni?

    Every class I've ever done has multiple people in their late 20s, plus there's always a few in their 30s-50s.

    My uni clique is me, one other early 20s, and two people in their 30s.

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    Re: Am I too old for uni?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sambam429 View Post
    So I’ve been working in hospitality ever since leaving school but am looking into going to uni next year. I’ll be 23 at the start and a few people don’t think it’s a good idea as I’ll be like 26 or 27 when I finish and they believe that’s quite old and I should already have my life done.

    What are everyone’s thoughts?
    You'll be fine! I've got a diverse range of people in all my units, from 10 years old to 60 years old. Definitely makes university experience better because since everyone is at different stages of their life in terms of emotional and physical growth, everyone learns from each other

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