Sunderland Students’ Union and the University of Sunderland know how important mature and postgraduate learners are. As Mature and Postgraduate Officer, I will represent the interest of students over the age of 21 at the University of Sunderland, making sure that student-facing services are accessible and appropriate for everyone regardless of age, level of study or other commitments. I will be working closely with the Mature Students Society, a group dedicated to bringing learners together to socialise and share experiences and working with the Student Journey team.
In my role, this year I will...
Create and facilitate a parent and carer society on Facebook; to ensure every student, regardless of their family commitments, can access the quality of education like any other student.
Liaise with Student Journey team within the university about support and guidance on the pre-arrival flying start modules that students receive. Flying start has been designed to help students understand what studying at the University really means, from new information about your course to support services.
As Mature and Postgraduate Officer, I will create an online presence with the Parents and Carers society so that more students who are parents and carers feel more included and feel able to create discussions around the issues they face;
Attend meetings with Vice-Chancellor David Bell and the Student Journey team;
Create content for social media platforms to promote what the University can offer for mature and postgraduate students.