Support for mature students
If you find that you are struggling or would benefit from talking to someone about your situation, there are a number of places you could try.
All students are assigned a Personal Tutor who is your first point of contact within your department should you have any concerns.
It is natural to be concerned about how you are doing on your course. Your Tutor will be able to give you feedback and can make suggestions on how to make the most out of your course. Additionally, in some Schools students have an Academic Tutor - they will also be in a position to give you feedback.
Please so not think that you are bothering your Tutor by asking them how you are doing. That is why they are there and they will give you honest and helpful feedback.
There are Student Advisers on the Strand, Waterloo and Guy's sites who are available to talk to students should you have any concerns that are getting in the way of you progressing on your programme.
Our experience is that some mature students not only have College to cope with but have other commitments such as childcare, dependent family or mortgages. If you are struggling to juggle everything then please do come and talk it through with one of the Student Advisers
. They have a lot of experience in assisting mature students and will be familiar with the issues that you present. You can talk to them in confidence.
In some cases they may refer you to other services within the College for specific assistance.
Mature Students and Graduate Society
Often one of the best forms of support is that of your peers. The Graduate and Mature Student Society
can provide you with a network of friends across the College who you can share you experience with and pick up tips on how to cope.
Through the Society you will be able to meet students who have been at College for a while and will be able to offer you invaluable support as well as reassure you that you are doing fine.