Mature Students’ Part-time Officer
RUSU defines a mature student as a student who started their undergraduate course aged 21 and over or their postgraduate course aged 25 or over.
RUSU also considers students who self-define as having being financially independent for three years prior to the start of their undergraduate course; as having caring responsibilities and or as care leavers, as mature students.
What’s the Role?
Representing Mature Students’ interests within the:
- NUS Mature Students’ Conference
What will I be doing?
You will be acting:
As a Contact
- Key point of contact for Mature Students
- Signpost students to the relevant services
- Engage International students with the Union’s democratic functions
- Refer postgraduate students with academic issues to the relevant Postgraduate Students’ Officer
As a Campaigner
A campaign can consist of events, initiatives and projects
- Run campaigns that create positive change
- Plan awareness raising events and activities
- Work with the Postgraduate Research and Taught Students’ Officers’ on improving the student experience of postgraduate students
As a Representative
Represent Mature students’ interests within the union, university and nationally by:
- Attending university committees
- Speaking up at Student Voice
- Engaging at the NUS Sections Conference
All for the benefit of Mature Students
What’s in it for me?
- Great networking opportunities both within the university and outside
- A chance to create positive change for current and future Mature students
- Build valuable relations with academic staff
- Develop skills and get experience future employers will notice
- Meet new people
Am I eligible?
If you self-define as a Mature student and are enrolled on a course for the 2019/2020 academic year then yes, you are!
How do I get this great role?
Well, you’ll need to nominate yourself for the role when elections open on Monday 21st January .
You’ll need to submit a short manifesto detailing what you’d like to change as Mature Students’ Officer. You can find how to write a great manifesto here.
Nominations close on the Tuesday 12th February at 3pm so don’t forget to nominate yourself by then!
Part-time Officer role and Time Commitment