Adult Learners

Have you thought about progressing further with your education? Are you looking for work and want to improve your chances, or are you in work needing more qualifications to progress? Perhaps you are curious and just have a feeling that you want to do more with your life?

We can help you find out your options so you can unlock your talent and develop your potential.

We specialise in helping people find out about higher education. That doesn’t have to mean university, it could be a college course or an apprenticeship.

But you may fancy having a go at university – why not? There are Access courses that can take you from zero qualifications to getting onto a degree course.

> Hear from Lee Hughes, who did just that. 

Get in touch with us to start the ball rolling…

Check our HeppHub pages to find out about events relevant to you.

Download our ‘Yes it’s for you’ booklet (below) with lots of tips and information to help you start exploring your options.

Or visit our partners’ websites where you can find out more about their offers:

The University of Sheffield, Department for Lifelong Learning

Sheffield Hallam University, Student Support Services 


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Information Resource

Topic Name Description Link
Student Finance Calculator A student finance calculator produced by the government, which shows how much entitlement is available based on household income.
Sheffield University – Money Planner A web based resource which can be used to help with budgeting whilst at university.
Sheffield University – Guide to Fees and Funding An information guide produced by the University of Sheffield to show what financial support you can be entitled to from the government and the university.
Higher Education Glossary Sheet providing definitions for various higher education related terms.
SHU How To – Mature Learners Information sheet for mature learners applying to university.

Film

Topic Name Description Link
Sheffield University – Guide to Fees and Funding A video produced by the University of Sheffield which gives you information about fees and funding for higher education.
Grants for Students with Children or Adult Dependents 2018/19 A video which shows what extra financial support is available for students with children or adult dependents
HEre for You Film – Jodie’s Story Current higher education students talk about their disabilities, the barriers they faced and the support they received to enable them to succeed in higher education.
HEre for You film – Rama’s Story Current higher education students talk about their disabilities, the barriers they faced and the support they received to enable them to succeed in higher education.
HEre for You Film – Megan’s Story Current higher education students talk about their disabilities, the barriers they faced and the support they received to enable them to succeed in higher education.
HEre for You Film – Jess’s story Current higher education students talk about their disabilities, the barriers they faced and the support they received to enable them to succeed in higher education.
HEre for You Film – Wellington’s Story Current higher education students talk about their disabilities, the barriers they faced and the support they received to enable them to succeed in higher education.
HEre for You Film – Alan’s Story Current higher education students talk about their disabilities, the barriers they faced and the support they received to enable them to succeed in higher education.
Pathways Film – Tom’s Story (Sport) Current mature higher education students talk about their pathways to higher education and explain why they chose their course, their university/college and give advise to anyone considering higher education as an option. Subject Specific: Sport
Pathways Film – Lindsey’s Story (Sport) Current mature higher education students talk about their pathways to higher education and explain why they chose their course, their university/college and give advise to anyone considering higher education as an option. Subject specific: Sport
Pathways Film – Sandra’s Story (Hair and Make Up) Current mature higher education students talk about their pathways to higher education and explain why they chose their course, their university/college and give advise to anyone considering higher education as an option. Subject specific: Hair and Make Up
Pathways Film – Gemma’s Story (Education) Current mature higher education students talk about their pathways to higher education and explain why they chose their course, their university/college and give advise to anyone considering higher education as an option. Subject specific: Education
Pathways Film – John’s Story (Human Geography) Current mature higher education students talk about their pathways to higher education and explain why they chose their course, their university/college and give advise to anyone considering higher education as an option. Subject specific: Human Geography

Booklet

Topic Name Description Link
Here For You Disabled Learner Booklet Hepp guide to disabled learner entry to higher education.
Yes It’s For You Mature Learner Booklet Hepp guide to adult learner entry to higher education.