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Getting involved as a mature student

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Are you unsure about what opportunities are available for you as a mature student? We know how busy life can get but it’s important to rewind every once in a while. There are a lot of events on campus that does not require a lot of commitment, and that already attract a lot of mature students. Here are some ideas for things that you can get involved in!

Unwind from your studies

Top Bar Pub Quiz

We have a fortnightly pub quiz in Top Bar every other Tuesdays from 8pm. You can enter for only £1/person and the winning team gets to take home all the entry money. Perfect if you have a free evening, and need some time to relax. Check out What's On to find out when the next one is coming up.

Lakeside theatre

We’re lucky enough to have our own theatre on campus! The Lakeside theatre is a perfect way to relax after a long day on campus, and students get a discount on the tickets. They offer a wide range of different shows as well as live screenings from bigger theatres in London. Take a look at their website to see what’s currently on! 

Art exchange

We have our own art gallery on campus called the Art Exchange. They always have an exhibition going on, and you can come and visit for free every Tuesday to Saturday. They also offer a wide range of free events and talks, both during day time and evening, for anyone curious about art. From artists talks to life drawing their events are accessible to students and staff of all abilities. Check out their website for more information about current exhibitions and events! 

Sweat it out!

Just play

Just Play is a series of activities that are completely free to attend. There are new activities and times happening every single month, so it’s always worth checking if you want to move your body and meet some new people. You’re also more than welcome to bring your kids, have a look here.

Thrive

Thrive is a series of free work out and relaxation sessions for all students. There are several different sessions all throughout the week, and is the perfect opportunity if you want to move your body but don’t feel like you will get enough out of a full gym membership. Check out the spring schedule here!

Learn something new

Free lectures

The University offers frequent lecturers by professors at the university. The topics range from law, public health, politics, mathematics and more, and it’s a great way to learn more about something that interests you. Find out about all the upcoming events here

THINK series

THINK is a series of lectures and discussions on controversial topics and encourages students to question their beliefs. Events usually run every other week in the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall during the day, so it’s perfect for those who have a lot of other things to do outside of campus. See the upcoming events here

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