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mature student Line breaks: ma¦ture stu|dent

Definition of mature student in English:


An adult student who attends college or university some years after leaving school.
Example sentences
  • I attended university as a mature student and was shocked at how ignorant and uneducated our student population actually is.
  • Returning from the US in 1997, he enrolled as a mature student in University College Cork, where he studied law.
  • Now, though, the former mature student and Glasgow University graduate's cup runneth over.

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