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Head Start Maths for Mature Students



If you are starting in the University of Limerick in September 2020 but are concerned about your mathematics then help is at hand. The Mathematics Learning Centre at the University of Limerick is running an online “Head-Start” maths course for mature students.

This course is designed to help mature students make a successful transition to third level mathematics by improving/refreshing the basic mathematical skills you will need for your UL programme (e.g. Engineering, Science, Technology, Business). This course will be offered online at the end of August through the start of September 2020. The course is free of charge for incoming UL students. Most of the course will be available 24/7 to participants along with some live online sessions.

To register for the course please email the following details, by August 21st to

Name (See note 1 below)

Course of Study

Email Address


Note 1: The MLC retains the information provided by you above for administration purposes for a period of no longer than 12 months. Please do not send this form by post. We are only accepting emailed applications.

Note 2: Further details on our online platform and the course structure will be emailed closer to the time to all students who register for the course.


Summary of the Head Start course

Head Start Maths Level 1 is recommended for mature students who have not studied mathematics in any formal sense in a long time. It is a revision course on mathematics fundamentals that you will need for any mathematics module you will be required to complete as part of your degree programme.

Head Start Maths Level 2 is recommended for mature students who are about to embark on an engineering, applied physics, mathematics, science or technology based degree programme. It builds upon Level 1 but covers some of the more advanced mathematics required for the degree programmes mentioned above. Students who have a good knowledge base in mathematics may find participation in Level 2 a sufficient foundation for their subsequent mathematical studies!


You are welcome to engage with both Level 1 AND Level 2 on our online platform. All participants will be added to our online Head Start Maths platform where both levels will be available.

If you have any further queries regarding Head Start Maths, don’t hesitate to contact us at the email address above.