Try SETU for Mature Students 2023

Date : Wed 15 Mar - Wed 15 Mar

Time : 09:15 - 15:00

Cost :  Free

Cork Road Campus, Waterford

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

This event is free of charge and is open to anyone aged 23 or over who is interested in getting a taste of college life. 

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

TRY SETU for Mature Students Day Schedule

TimeSession Title
9.20-9.25Introduction & Icebreaker
9.25-9.40Student Support Information
9.40-10.15Waterford Adult Educational Guidance Service & SETU Admissions
10.15-10.30Fees & Grants Information (SUSI)
10.30-10.45MABS - Money & Budgeting Service
10.45-11.15Tea/Coffee Break - Information Stands
11.15-11.45Classed Based Activity
11.45-12.15Overview of Courses
12.15-12.45Lunch Break
12.45-13.00Library Support Information
13.00-13.15Computing & Maths Learning Centre
13.15-13.50Mature Student Experience
13.50-14.00Things to Consider
14.00-14.10Questions & Answers
14.10-14.45Campus Tours

Further study options include:

Undergraduate study 

Postgraduate study

Part-time study

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.