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Joining us from college or as a mature student We welcome applications from students studying Highers, Access programmes, Higher National Certificates and Diplomas (HNC/ HND) at college. Each year, around 70% of our undergraduate entrants are over the age of 21, and around 23% have gained direct entry onto the second or third year of one of our courses. At QMU we recognise that not all of our students come to us straight from high school. Many students access our degree courses through alternative routes. Whatever your circumstances, we appreciate that the transition to university is a big step. We are here to help and guide you through the process, providing all the relevant information and ensuring that you are prepared for life as a university student. We can provide ongoing support prior to applying, during the application process, after you have been made an offer and once you have entered the University. Advice is available on entry requirements (including directing you to the appropriate college courses that are accepted for entry to the University), the application process, student finance and childcare information. You will also be able to visit the campus so you can find out more about studying at QMU. There is also a wealth of information and advice on our website at the link opposite. 30 College Engagement Staff from the University visit local colleges regularly to give presentations to students. If you would like to find out where and when we will be visiting your college, please contact the Outreach and Community Engagement Team by email: oce@qmu.ac.uk. Additionally, local college students on HNC/HND programmes will benefit from opportunities to visit the campus before submitting their applications. They can also get a feel for QMU during a post-offer visit which will provide tailored information relating to the area of interest and an opportunity to meet staff from the subject area. Access courses and mature students Students who have completed, or are currently studying towards, an Access qualification (often as part of the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) are able to apply for entry to Year One of a wide range of our degree courses. The most common Access courses accepted for entry to our degrees are listed on our website at www.qmu.ac.uk/college- qualifications