Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I'm a mature EU/NZ student (nearly 22) starting my undergraduate degree and I was wondering if there are any events for mature students to mingle, etc.? I'll be arriving the weekend before Fresher's Week (9th/10th) but I haven't heard anything about mature student events..

    Anyone else in the same boat as me? If there's no event but there are enough of us, we can always make our own!
    • Very Important Poster
    Offline

    19
    (Original post by ellora.virtue)
    I'm a mature EU/NZ student (nearly 22) starting my undergraduate degree and I was wondering if there are any events for mature students to mingle, etc.? I'll be arriving the weekend before Fresher's Week (9th/10th) but I haven't heard anything about mature student events..

    Anyone else in the same boat as me? If there's no event but there are enough of us, we can always make our own!
    You arent that old but contact

    http://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/matur...tsassociation/



    Contact us

    Mature Students Association
    University of Glasgow
    62 Oakfield Ave
    Glasgow, G12 8LS
    telephone: 0141 330 6845
    email: [email protected] com
    Facebook: GU Mature Students Association




    My tip is that you arent too old for the other events, but just like other freshers, then mature students will be just as social so organise things, meetups, drinks, food, trips etc and get a facebook going.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ellora.virtue)
    I'm a mature EU/NZ student (nearly 22) starting my undergraduate degree and I was wondering if there are any events for mature students to mingle, etc.? I'll be arriving the weekend before Fresher's Week (9th/10th) but I haven't heard anything about mature student events..

    Anyone else in the same boat as me? If there's no event but there are enough of us, we can always make our own!
    There is usually a few mixers that should be on the freshers events listings.
    https://freshersweek.glasgowstudent.net/events/

    That said I am a fair bit older than you and I felt too young at some of the mature student things and found that I mix in fine on campus without any problems.

    If you see anything that you like the look of- just go and try it out Everyone is friendly. (Especially if you have a kiwi accent- my other half is NZ too and it always get commented on when we are out ((in a nice way!!!)) )
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I'm in the same boat as you!!!

    Also as Friffinghell mentioned, a lot of the "mature" student events tend to be dominated by much older students (I know this because I actually started at the uni a few years ago but had to leave after a couple of months due to sickness so am going back to start this year, so I experienced it back then).

    I think that the age group of mid 20's to mid 30's is quite tricky as I found that people were either much longer i.e. directly from school, or much older i.e. people with families who have decided to come to uni in their 40's and 50's.
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    https://freshersweek.glasgowstudent....ents/calendar/

    That's the official Fresher's week calendar! It's worth noting though that you're really not that old-one of the people I lived with in first year was 27 and he went to all of the same events as us and no one batted an eyelid! A lot of the mature students events will have people who are significantly older than university age going which is worth bearing in mind. You might want to give both mature student events and standard freshers events a try just to see where you fit in best. Best of luck with your studies!
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Did anyone else spot that Alyssa Edwards is coming for Glasgow Freshers?

    I am so raging that this wasn't last year. *sigh*
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Friffinghell)
    Did anyone else spot that Alyssa Edwards is coming for Glasgow Freshers?

    I am so raging that this wasn't last year. *sigh*
    I did! I'm a SRC helper this year so I'm hoping we can get in with our passes!
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I'm in the same boat. Just turned 23 today.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.