Mature and part-time students
Starting at University is an exciting time with lots of changes to get used to. As a mature or part-time student studying at foundation or Undergraduate level there is some additional information you may find helpful.
Make sure you read the rest of our information for new students too.
You can get support from the Mature Students' and Peer Support Adviser and the Mature Student Advocates. We are here to help you settle in and make the best possible start in your studies.
You will have support throughout your course from someone in your department, such as a personal tutor who is there to help you.
You can also request a current mature student as your peer mentor.
Mature student mingles
Mingles are an opportunity to meet with other mature students, Mature Student Advocates and the Mature Student Adviser. Drop in for coffee (or tea) , biscuits and a chat at any point during this time. It's an opportunity to meet other students, across all years, and to take a breather. Ask questions, chat and share experiences in an informal setting. Open to all students in all years.
Wednesday 9 October 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Meeting room 2, First floor, Beacon House.
Thursday 24 October 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Social Science Complex, room to be confirmed.
Tuesday 5 November 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Modern Languages Common Room, Arts Complex, 17 Woodland Road.
Mature Student Advocates
Mature Student Advocates are current students who are available to act as peer mentors to first-year students. They can help to improve the mature and part-time student experience at University.
The Mature Students’ Adviser offers one to one support appointments throughout the year.
Mature Students' and Peer Support Adviser
Maria Tottle works with new and current foundation and undergraduate mature students who are studying full or part-time.
Tel: +44 (0)117 33 10631
If you are a postgraduate student please contact your deparment directly.
Get to know the campus by taking a self-guided walk, narrated by current students.