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.
Tuesday 11th February 12.30pm - 2.00pm - Room 2.15B, Senate House.
Details for further mingles will be posted here and on the facebook page.
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.
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.
Get to know the campus by taking a self-guided walk, narrated by current students.