At Aston we offer a superb environment for mature students and have a strong belief that opportunities of higher education can transform lives. As a mature student you may be returning to education after a break from education studies. Whatever your situation, at Aston we want to help you to make the most of your study time at Aston, and to encourage you to take advantage of all the opportunities available to you.
Here are some of the support activities available for mature students.
Mentoring for mature students
All Aston you will have the opportunity to be involved in our Postgraduate Mentoring Scheme. This support inegrates our newly arriving postgraduate students by matching them with an experienced postgraduate student who act as a peer mentor. Having the support and guidance of a postgraduate mentor can help you to settle in quickly, and make the most of your time at the University. The nature of this support is primarily pastoral, and may include support such as practical advice and tips about how you can integrate into the Univesity and your study subject.
This support is available in the first year of postgraduate study and usually takes place face-to-face or online (e-mentoring). This is a voluntary ‘peer mentoring’ scheme which is flexible, confidential, and fits around you the student and your availability.
Find out more about the Aston Postgraduate Mentoring Scheme.
A major benefit of choosing Aston for your postgraduate studies, is access to the postgraduate study area. This is a valuable space where students can meet, study or relax.