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Information for Mature Students
As a mature student, you may have recently celebrated your 21st birthday or may be returning to education after a break. Whatever your age and background, we recognise the diversity of our mature students and offer a wide range of support to help you make the most of the opportunities available to you throughout your time at Keele.
A Dedicated Contact for Mature Students
Mature students at Keele benefit from a dedicated contact within the Student Support Team which means you have a central point of contact for any queries or concerns you may have as a mature student. The dedicated contact works as part of a team in the Student Services Centre so there will always be someone available to help should you need it.
Pre-Arrival Support and Transition
As a mature student, you may have non-traditional entry qualifications. At Keele, we accept a wide range of qualifications for entry onto our undergraduate degree courses. You can find full information about our admissions policy on our Undergraduate Entry Requirements page and are encouraged to contact our Admissions Team with any queries.
Keele peer support schemes
Find out more about the diverse peer support schemes at Keele.
As part of the Keele Welcome and induction you will be provided with resources and guides specifically related to mature students. You will also have the opportunity to virtually link up with other mature students, as part of the online pre-arrival and welcome experience.
The student support team can offer advice and guidance on a range of different issues that you may face at University, including personal and academic difficulties. If you would like to speak to an adviser you can contact them by phone, email or live chat. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counselling and Mental Health
University is often a great experience, but it can also bring with it stress and challenge particularly if you are balancing your study with existing commitments. The Counselling and Mental Health service can offer you one-to-one support and appointments as well as workshops and group work.
Disability and Dyslexia Support
If you have a disability, including specific learning difficulties or mental health and wellbeing issues, the Disability and Dyslexia Support Team can advise on a wide range of support to meet your individual needs. It is a good idea to contact the team before you arrive at Keele University to discuss any support you may need and ensure any necessary adjustments can be put in place.
Keele Health Centre
Keele has its own GP based on the Keele campus. Keele Practice serves the whole of the Keele University Campus, Keele village and certain areas in Newcastle.
For more information or to register as a patient visit www.keelepractice.co.uk
It can be daunting returning to education after having a break so we offer a lot of support to help you develop the skills you need to succeed at University.
The Student Learning team provides students with academic, professional and personal skills development, training and guidance. For example, they offer an appointment service and workshops on particular subjects you might need a hand with. If you have any questions please contact the team for further advice and support.
Support on your course
If you are experiencing any personal difficulties that may affect your studies and performance in assessments, you can submit a claim to your school for exceptional circumstances be taken into consideration.
Keele has a diverse mix of students living in campus halls of residence. If you are interested in living on campus you can find out more about the options available from Accommodation Services.
Meeting New People
As well as the other students you will meet through your course, at Keele we have a wide range of clubs, societies and other opportunities to meet new people including other mature students.
At the moment, the University's level of operation is determined by a five stage coronavirus alert system, which is used to determine the types of activities that can take place on campus, due to restrictions around social distancing.