Adult Learner Services

In less than half a generation, learning has ceased to be something that is “completed” in one’s youth. The increased demand for knowledge workers, the rapid changes in the workplace, the need  to change one’s career an average of five times and recognition that the benefits of learning go well beyond the economic returns have all meant that university is no longer the domain of young adults.

Mature students come to UPEI for many reasons:

  • To kick start their career
  • To make a life change
  • For workplace advancement
  • For interest
  • To keep their minds alive

There are many ways to study at UPEI; taking a full degree, diploma or certificate from scratch is just one option. Some take a course or two to test their suitability for a return to study; some take a course for interest or to help with their work; and some transfer in with a number of credits, so they can shorten the time needed to complete a credential.

If you are thinking of continuing your education, the Adult Learner Handbook will provide you with essential information about UPEI and the services offered for mature students.

Adult Learner Services
Department: 
Office of Skills Development and Learning
Email: 
Phone: 
(902) 566-0336