Try SETU for Mature Students 2024

Date : Wed 13 Mar - Wed 13 Mar

Time : 09:00 - 15:00

Cost :  Free

SETU Cork Road campus, X91 K0EK

This event is for prospective mature students applicants (over 23) looking to return to education which in SETU.  Attendees will get the opportunity to meet lecturers, current mature students, gain knowledge on supports available as SETU students, learn about fees and grants, and take a tour of our campus.

This Try event for mature students offers students a taste of college life and what it's like to study again. Many of our students have used this day as a stepping stone to further study.

The taster day will include lectures, information sessions and activities. Experienced staff and current mature students will be on hand to offer support and contribute throughout the day. There will be information relating to application procedures for the university, financial support, programmes of study and student support information. 

Is this event right for me now?

It is particularly aimed at people who:

  • Have applied or considering applying through the CAO to SETU as a mature applicant by 1 February or 1 May 2023
  • Want to prepare to attend SETU as a mature student for the 2023/2024 academic year
  • Have little or no previous experience of third level education
  • May be an early school leaver
  • (Prospective Springboard and Part-time students can check out their options at

What will the day entail?

  • Meet lecturers
  • Meet current mature students
  • Get information on supports
  • Take a campus tour
  • Learn more about the CAO, fees and grants and so much more

Email: [email protected] with any queries.

Nervous about university?

Although mature students can face obstacles, especially if re-entering the system after a prolonged absence from formal education, many students who study at the university have shown that these can be overcome. Mature students have a wealth of knowledge and experience with which they make a valuable contribution.

All Try SETU events

Our hugely popular Try SETU programme of events for 2023/2024 is now up and running. These events are unique to SETU as they give students a real chance to experience life as a student on a wide variety of courses and discipline areas. Events are filling quickly so be sure to book those you are interested before they book out.