Rediscover Your Potential

4 December 2014, 52 Students, 11 Alumni

Aimed at adults over the age of 21 interested in Higher Education, Rediscover Your Potential provided a tailored, informal setting for prospective students to find out more about studying at Sheffield as a mature student.

Rediscover Your Potential

Rediscover Your Potential

Alumni involvement

Alumni were invited to share their experiences of studying as a mature student, and the impact it has made on them personally and professionally, in both a presentation and an informal chat with attendees.


Prospective students found the talks inspiring and gained specific information about studying as an adult that they would not have been able to obtain elsewhere. They valued the personal insight from alumni. One attendee said, “I heard some inspiring stories and I’ve more confidence through talking to the alumni and staff.”

100% of attendees would recommend the event to others

97% found the event beneficial

77% intend to pursue their interest in higher education

“There was a great buzz around the place. Prospective students were getting excited about coming to university, they wanted to tell me about their journey. I hope that they all succeed.”

Beatrice Greenfield,
BSc Archaeological Science 2007, MA European Prehistory 2009, Study Skills Tutor, University of Sheffield

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