Not a typical student?
We're your society.
We're an award-winning society, here for all mature and mature-minded students and open to everyone.
Mature Students often face a different set of difficulties in coming to University and we aim to provide a network of support and opportunities to connect with other mature students to ensure you get the most from your University experience.
Bowling, lunches, quizzes, cinema, socials, coffee, dinners, day trips, cheese & wine, chat, comedy, meetups, pubs, fitness, child-friendly events and many other ways to connect with other mature students!
Your committee 2019/2020
Emma Smyth - President
Aimee Gorman - Secretary
Danielle Nott - Treasurer
Phoebe Penfold - Social Secretary
Alex Brace - Outreach & Inclusion Officer
Ellie Jones - Coach Lane Advocate
What our members say..
Having joined Northumbria in my 30's I was a little apprehensive about finding friends with similar interests and enjoying the social side of university.
The mature student society was the perfect place for me to do this, I was made to feel welcome and met plenty of friends from the start.
The society offers many varied social events throughout the year catering to its member’s interests and moreover the society has encouraged me to explore and discover what the city of Newcastle has to offer.
The Mature Student Society played a big role in making me feel part of the community at Northumbria.
The society brought together a lovely group of people from across the University, I made new friends and had the opportunity to try new things and explore new places in the city.
On top of the fun stuff, the committee members are generous with help and support, and their understanding of the difficulties people from non-traditional backgrounds face made a big difference to successfully negotiating the challenges of life as a mature student.
I joined the Mature Students Society in my third and final year at Northumbria and it was the best decision I made. I was made to feel very welcome from the start and have made friends with some wonderful people.
I was worried I’d not be able to attend many events due to the workload of doing a dissertation but the society has a variety of events on at different days and times that cater to everyone’s tastes and allow you a break from coursework – such as cat café visits, comedy nights and just good ol’ wine and cheese socials. I loved it so much, I’ve re-joined society as an associate member after graduating!