OUSU's STUDENTSplus (formerly the Mature Students Campaign) is a group especially for mature students. By definition, a mature student is anyone who is over the age of 21 when they start their undergraduate degree (or 25 for graduate students). While most mature students have similar needs to their younger counterparts, sometimes there are unique requirements which STUDENTSplus can help with.
Age is not a barrier for your education. Mature students can take advantage of their skills, motivation and life experience. STUDENTSplus is free to set its own direction, come up with its own policies and campaign for whatever it sees as the most important issues facing mature students. It also provides a social space for mature students to come together and find others in similar situations, offering coffee mornings, afternoon teas and other social events. These events aim to be fun social occasions, but also opportunities to feed in any ideas or concerns you may have about life in Oxford.
Rizwana Rashid is the Chair of STUDENTSplus. If you have any questions or want to get involved with the committee, you can email Rizwana on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to opt in to the STUDENTSplus mailing list, and receive information about events and news that affect the mature students community, all you have to do is send a blank email to: email@example.com.
For more information about settling into Oxford as a mature student with family, see the Newcomers' Club website.