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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

More Adult Learners Enrolling at University

The downturn in the economy has lead to an increase in the enrolment of mature students -- that from UNB Saint John Recruitment Coordinator Courtney Rock.

She tells CHSJ News people are returning to school for two main reasons........ to find a new career or just because they want to enhance their knowledge.

She believes the number of mature students will increase as the baby boomer generation retires and wish to do something with their time.

Adult student Shari Patstone will be graduating this year after 10 years of part time learning.She tells CHSJ News what started out as a curiosity turned into a great experience.

Patstone says the best part of adult learning is that you can have a flexible schedule so that you don't have to give up your career or family life.

 She will be graduating from UNB Saint John this year a Bachelor degree in Education.