"Most mature students need guidance and support," says Sue Smith, Student Development and Study Skills Manager, "especially those who are returning to education after being out of it for some time.
"People forget how to reference or write an academic essay, and lots of courses, from nursing and social work to engineering and teaching, contain an element of maths which can be quite daunting for some.”
We’re very experienced at supporting mature students, and are aware of the particular issues they face.
Our support encompasses online, face-to-face and self help material.
Working closely with the Study Skills Team, we have a strong team of information librarians who can help with everything from assignments to theses.
We try and encourage our new students to pop in and say hello in their first few weeks.
Most are amazed (and reassured) by the support we can offer them, and the difference it can make to their academic studies."