Mature Students Top Tips
- Make friends with your fellow students: not only good for socialising but you learn from their different skills bases and views / attitudes. You might even find a baby sitter amongst them (if you need one!)
- Be organised & make good use of your time: treat your studies like a job - work out a study timetable that suits you and stick to it.
- Use the library: not just for finding resources but it’s a good place to study between classes and you can use the social learning spaces for group work.
- Engage with extra curricula activities: there’s a lot more to university than the studying. Get involved and take as many opportunities as you can: Students’ Union Clubs & Societies and Volunteering projects, become a Peer Guide, peer learning sessions in your academic school, work experience relevant to your career aims – they all earn you points towards the Bangor Employability Award too!
- Make friends with the staff: – both academic and admin staff. Don’t be afraid to talk to them and it makes it easier to: Ask questions big or small, academic or general, there is no such thing as a silly question and it will make your life easier to get answers to all those things you want to know about.
- Check out the bursaries: a bit of extra cash is always handy and there are a number available: for example for those with caring responsibility, who study through Welsh or who have to go on a field trip. Visit this website for additional information.
- Use the support services if needed: everyone needs a little help from time to time so again don’t be afraid to ask. Pop down to Rathbone where there’s a range of friendly help available whether it sorting out a dyslexia test, problems with student finance, there’s a troublesome assignment or life is feeling a bit stressful. Visit our the website for more information.
- Arrive early to park: and don’t move your car at lunch time or you’ll never park again. Remember to purchase a parking permit!!