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Mature students

Study support


There are almost one million books and 9,000 print and electronic journals available at our various campuses and digital libraries. There is a library on each campus to directly support the subjects taught there and each school has an expert librarian to help you and recommend material. Visit the Library and Learning Resources website for more information.

Centre for Academic Success

The Centre for Academic Success is a valuable resource for all students, but particularly so if you've been away from education for a while. The Centre offers online or printed advice leaflets on topics ranging from report writing to mind mapping to research skills. You can also make an appointment with a personal tutor who can offer specific advice and guidance.

Other support

Student Services

Making the transition to university can be a big step at any age. That’s why we offer a full range of welfare services from counselling to careers advice to child care. Student Services is a central point of information and advice for students, and can provide advice and guidance for issues relating to health and wellbeing, money matters, job prospects and child care.

Students’ Union

Our Students’ Union has a dedicated officer to look after our mature students’ interests and activities. It also runs a number of campaigns and activities which may be of interest to mature students.

Mature students can join any of the societies run by the Students’ Union, or may choose to set up and run their own society with Student Union help.