Back to school! How to succeed as a mature-age student

Further study can be a great way to advance your arts practice. Dr Diana Carroll has some advice to get you set for successful study as an older student.

The idea of life-long learning has gained momentum in recent years as the world of work undergoes rapid change. Long gone are the days of embarking on a career as a school-leaver and remaining there until retirement. Many people will have up to seven career changes in their working life – not just job changes, but actual changes of career.

Changing jobs is far more common with many creative industries roles seeing an average tenure of just two years. Returning to study to upskill for career advancement, or to prepare for a new career is becoming a part of life for many, regardless of age.

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Dr Diana Carroll
About the Author
Dr Diana Carroll is a writer, speaker, and reviewer based in Adelaide. Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines including the SMH, the Oz, Woman's Day, and B&T. Writing about the arts is one of her great passions.