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    Hi all,

    I am a mature student of 42 just about to go into my 3rd year. There are a distinct lack of matures (handful of others but the eldest of these is 27) on my own degree course and just wondered if there were any other 40+ students at Coventry on other courses at the moment (slightly stupid question i know) who wanted to chew the phat on occasions?? Although I have been thoroughly enjoying my course and my class mates are fab, sometimes it would be great to get together with people nearer my own age to compare experiences, highs and lows etc etc.

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    I'm about to be the same age as you and will be starting Coventry in September and would love to get together. Kind of disappointed that you say there's a lack of us "advanced age" students but maybe the latest batch might have a few more.

    Any tips you have for a new first year would be greatly appreciated.

    p.s. what course are you doing?
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    Heeey Methmarmoset Fab to hear from you!! Advice??? Take everything with a large pinch of salt, grab all the opportunities which interest you but filter out the spam ones. Tbh i think it depends on what your degree course choice is as to whether there will be more matures eg im doing events management which is clearly a young persons game but i think things like nursing or social work etc have a more mature intake alongside the usual college leavers. At the end of the day whether you're 18 or 81 everyone is there for the same reason. A bonus is that because we are with younger peers i am very often mistaken for being a lot younger than i am which is both a blessing and a curse. Welcome to cov!
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    I'll be doing Disaster Management and Emergency Planning (of which it seems no one else on TSR does) Now there are at least two of us we'll have to start a mature students society
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    [QUOTE Now there are at least two of us we'll have to start a mature students society[/QUOTE]

    Yeah i wanted to do that in the first year but kind of gave up when they said they wanted 20 signatures..... Now i realise its probably not that you would just have to spend a few hours in the hib advertising the idea.
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    (Original post by CocoaW)
    [QUOTE Now there are at least two of us we'll have to start a mature students society
    Yeah i wanted to do that in the first year but kind of gave up when they said they wanted 20 signatures..... Now i realise its probably not that hard you would just have to spend a few hours in the hub advertising the idea.

    If youre doing disaster management does that mean you will be based at the faculty of business and law or the engineering building?? [/QUOTE]
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    1) Engineering building (I'm assuming based on my induction timetable)

    2) 20 signatures holy crap, although I suppose it stops people abusing the process and it probably depends on what constitutes a mature student in the eyes of the Union.

    Q) did you privately rent or take the plunge and stay in halls for your first year?
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    (Original post by methmarmoset)
    1) Engineering building (I'm assuming based on my induction timetable)
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    2) 20 signatures holy crap, although I suppose it stops people abusing the process and it probably depends on what constitutes a mature student in the eyes of the Union.
    Q) did you privately rent or take the plunge and stay in halls for your first year?
    .1)...Ok great I'm next door a William Morris mostly which is the business building although i don't start till October....you'll have t let me know what your timetable is like...mine isn't finalised yet.
    2) yeah see what i mean??? and 'mature' is anyone 21 or over :/
    3) I commute in from Leicester. I couldn't go in halls as have a dog to worry about but i don't i would have gone in halls anyway. No sleep EVER comes to mind...
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    I've applied for halls 'cos I thought I may as well go for the "full uni experience" for my first year although I haven't heard anything yet. I have heard the halls I've applied for can be "party central" but I have a very good set of ear plugs so I should be fine.
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    (Original post by methmarmoset)
    I've applied for halls 'cos I thought I may as well go for the "full uni experience" for my first year although I haven't heard anything yet. I have heard the halls I've applied for can be "party central" but I have a very good set of ear plugs so I should be fine.
    oooh great which halls are you going in?
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    (Original post by CocoaW)
    oooh great which halls are you going in?
    Hopefully Callice Court but it's just a waiting game at the moment
 
 
 
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