Entering university study as a mature-aged student is a life-changing event. Mature-age students face many challenges as they try to balance study commitments with the demands of work and family.
Stepping Stones: A guide for mature-aged students at university acknowledges the very personal journeys that mature-aged students take when they embark on university study. This book goes beyond the 'how to' of university life to give a deeper understanding of the experiences that lie ahead.
It provides prospective mature-aged students with strategies and skills for a successful learning experience and for managing life with study.
Jill Scevak is Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, in the discipline of educational and developmental psychology. She is a registered psychologist in New South Wales, a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and an executive member of the Newcastle Branch of the APS.
Robert Cantwell is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Newcastle. He specialises in studies of student learning across secondary, tertiary, professional and other adult contexts. He has researched and published extensively in areas mature-aged students' adjustment to university study.