Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The older age groups are back to uni

Unis are seeing an older crowd enter the benches. Between 2000 and 2008 the higher education sector recorded a 70% surge in students between 50 and 59 years old. The increase across all age groups was 29%.
When the older age groups are growing, and retiring when still youngish at heart and head, we will see a new life circle. Re-learning, re-making yourself, re-thinking... Old dogs can learn new tricks!
This is an opportunity for the higher educational sector of course, but also for all kinds of learning centres - evening classes, volunteering groups, reading circles. 50 + is no longer a sleepy bunch, no they are ambitious and excited. Go help them have fun!

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