Mature & Carers Community

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Welcome to the Mature and Carers Community!

This community is for all students who identify as Mature students or students with caring responsibilities:
•    KU defines a mature student as someone who is at least 22 years old at the start of their studies.
•    A carer is any student of any age who provides unpaid support to someone who could not manage without their help (National Union of Students, 2013)

Join our community to socialise with other students who are a Mature or Carer student, share your experiences and work together to make sure your Students’ Union and University understands and meets the needs of all students who are Mature and Carer Students.

We can achieve this by working together to run campaigns that educate the student body, celebrate our diversity and by changing or creating policies that make sure the university create an equal and fair environment. Being part of our community means you get to use your experience as a Mature and Carer Student to improve your uni for future students who Mature or Carers.

The Mature and Carer Community is run by Mature and Carer Students, for Mature and Carer Students. Each year we will elect a Mature and Carer Community Representative, who are responsible for organising meetings, representing us on Student Council and liaising with the Student Union. 

It’s free to join our community and you can decide how much time you commit. Membership in this group is anonymous. 

So join our community for the chance to meet new people, improve your uni and create a legacy for future Mature and Carer Students.

For more information, please email: