Last updated on 6/13/2016 Print this page
The Mature Student Adviser post reflects the University's
commitment to recruiting and supporting mature students. It is also
recognition that mature students often have different needs to
those of traditional undergraduates.
Who is a mature student?
A mature student is anyone aged at least 21 at the point of
undergraduate registration or 25 for postgraduates. Presently about
30% of the full-time, first year undergraduates are mature.
What services are provided?
The Mature Student Adviser can see students on an individual and
confidential basis to help sort out issues.
It may be that you feel you need some help but you are not sure
where to go. The Mature Student Adviser can help identify which
support service might best meet your need. Sometimes it's a case of
feeling overwhelmed and unclear about which problem to tackle
first. In this instance it might be useful to have someone to help
you clarify the issues and prioritise them. It might be that you
just feel you want someone to listen who is empathic.
Mature students have a variety of reasons for wanting to return
to education. Whatever your reason, making an informed decision is
crucial. If you have applied or are thinking of applying to
university but you have unanswered questions you may want to come
along to one of our information sessions where we will provide
information and answer your questions.
Please email or telephone for advice and guidance.
Are you a current mature student who may be interested in
volunteering to help with mature student events? If you would like
more details please contact Karen.