Louise Crichton

Mature Students Officer


Who Am I?

Stage 3 Psychology undergraduate

Course Representative (placement year)

Secretary: Mature Student Society: Plymatures

My Goals

  • Raise the profile of mature students’ participation through the #iamastudent campaign
  • Represent mature students at the Union council and develop communication with mature students from across the many different societies on campus
  • Lobby for more visible mature student induction sessions

My Actions

  • I am passionate about mature students’ visibility within the campus community and raising awareness of the skills we have to offer. This year, I will be rolling out a mature student survey so that together we can identify new ideas and directions for mature student participation. Last year, I endeavoured to advocate for more than 7,000 mature students this; with around 33 % of the university body classed as mature students, there is a real need to make your voices heard and your student life productive, integrated and enjoyable.
  • I intend to engage with mature students across all university societies, so that the wealth of diversity is truly represented. I will be running support clinics, where you can ask questions and share any issues you have experienced, regardless of your age or stage.
  • I have a good rapport with students, lecturers and the Student Union, which has helped me to develop a keen sense of accountability and a commitment to identifying areas for improvement.

I intend to engage School Reps from all faculties to ensure that there are open communication channel and that your voice will be heard.

If you see me around campus, come and say hello! With your help, I will be able to raise the voice of mature students in Plymouth and create an inclusive community that will benefit everyone.

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