On hearing the word ‘student’, many don’t think about those of a more experienced age. We have to
remember: there are people in their 80s who still study, but why?
An article published by the Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2147643/Bertie-
Gladwin-Britains- oldest-student- graduates-degree- military-intelligence- aged-91.html) celebrates a
91 year old who says it is a “pleasure to be able to carry on learning”. Many scientific studies have
also proven the positive effect that studying has on the brain, and has often been linked to keeping
illnesses such as dementia at bay.
The Open University is one popular option for many mature students. Despite being a great way to
study for a degree which has no official entry requirements, some do tend to miss the social
element. Despite not offering a degree, Combibo Tuition will certainly keep proceedings social!
Other mature students take on a course of study simply as means of having something to fill out
retirement days, and as something to do as a hobby, which is just as effective!