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Mature Students

You are not alone, many mature students from similar backgrounds have successfully graduated. Final year Mechanical Engineering Student

Aston  offers a superb environment for mature students and has a strong belief in opportunities and the power of higher education to transform lives. As a mature student you may be returning to education after a period of time. Whatever your story, we want to help you make the most of your time here at Aston University, and take advantage of all the opportunities open to you. We hope you will enjoy your time with us.


Mentoring for mature students

All Aston students have the opportunity to be involved in the peer mentoring scheme.Students can select preferences such as age range, degree programme or county to engage in a one to one mentoring relationship with a student from another year. Mature students have access to an online module which is used to communicate important events, relevant document such as the mature student handbook as well as an anonymous discussion board to enable student to student discussion.

The Mature Students' Aston Society

The Mature Students Aston society, is run by mature students for mature students, and provides a forum for students from across disciplines to get together and offer social, study and support activities for each other. The Society is co-ordinated by a Student Committee, and all mature students are welcome to join. Throughout the year, the MSA usually organise a variety of exciting (on and off campus) events and activities to enhance your time at the university, these may also include activities for families to get involved in.

Mature Student Common Room

Mature Student Common Room
A major benefit of joining the MSA is access to the Mature Students’ Common Room, situated on the 4th floor in the Students’ Union building. This has a social area furnished with comfy sofas, and kitchen and IT facilities. It provides a valuable space where mature students can meet, study or relax.

Top Tips for Mature Students

The Learner Enhancement Team

The friendly Learner Enhancement Team support mature students during their time at Aston offering drop in sessions in their office and a place for a friendly ear and coffee. They work closely with mature students through organised activities and the mature student committee.

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