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 Normally face to face. 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.
Virtual Mature Student Mingle - Wednesday 1 - 2pm (every two weeks till end of term)
During this period when teaching is now online and many of you are learning and studying from home there are still opportunities to catch up with each other via online Mature Student Mingles. These are held every two weeks on Wednesday Lunchtimes (normally) 1 - 2pm until the end of June. Take a break with a drink and a snack, children welcome. Dates are shown below.
To Join a session use Google Chrome or Firefox Browsers and Join a Session Here
Sessions run via collaborate you can choose to sign in with Audio only or with video. Details will also be in the email bulletin, on the facebook group or email Maria for further details.
Individual appointments for current students
The Mature Students’ Adviser offers one to one support appointments throughout the year. These are still happening online, via telephone or Skype. Please contact Maria directly via email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.
Prospective Students: If you are not currently a student at University of Bristol and would like to find out about routes into University please see information for prospective students or contact Georgia Price, our Mature Student Recruitment Officer, on email@example.com
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.
SU Mature Students, Parents and Carers Network
The Mature Students, Parents and Carers Network is now affiliated with the SU. The Chair, Beth, plans to run a variety of events. To stay up to date with what's going on in the network you can join the network via the link on the SU website or, if you are on facebook can join their Facebook Group. It is useful to sign up directly via the SU link as Beth with send out information on upcoming events and activities via this as well as posting on facebook.
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.
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