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Support for mature students

Advice, guidance and support for students over the age of 21 at the start of their undergraduate studies


Services to support mature students

University of Nottingham Libraries offers a wide range of services to help mature students access the resources, spaces and support they need, when they need it.

Resources and spaces

  • Click and Collect - Our Click and Collect service is available to all students
  • Scanning for personal use - request scans of printed materials available in our collections (within copyright restrictions)
  • Postal loans - A postal loans service is currently available for students and staff who meet the criteria.
  • Click and Study - We offer bookable study space in our libraries, including height-adjustable desks and calm spaces. Calm spaces are ideal for students who particularly prefer a less disruptive study environment.

Help and support

  • Webinars and drop-in sessions - We offer regular drop-in sessions and webinars covering a range of topics from getting started with using our libraries and finding resources to academic writing and time management.
  • Learning development – This team supports students with developing their academic (from note-making and time management to academic writing and referencing) and information skills (finding reliable information, using databases and more) through online resources and workshops
  • Help and support - Library staff are available to provide support in-person, on the telephone and online via email and live chat.

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Mature students summer school 2023

University of Nottingham Libraries and Wellbeing are hosting a programme of free activities for mature students

This summer school is especially for mature undergraduate students (21 and over) who want to engage in some additional activities relating to improving academic skills, health and wellbeing, creativity and socialising. We encourage you to attend as much of the summer school as possible, however, to ensure it is accessible you only need to book into either a morning or afternoon session.

The summer school will have three focuses:

  • Academic skills - Time management, literature searching, critical thinking, argumentation, structuring essays and referencing
  • Wellbeing workshops – self-care, confidence, resilience and community
  • Social activities and trips - Trips to Nottingham Contemporary, The Caves and Wollaton Park. Photography, spoken word, and fiction writing workshops plus african drumming and a picnic by the lake.

Key information about the timings

  • The summer school will take place over three weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday 
  • Morning sessions take place from 10am until 12pm
  • Afternoon sessions take place from 1:00pm until 2:30pm

Sign up (UoN log in required)

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Nottingham, NG7 2NR

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