The M&PT Forum provides a space to share best practice and work collaboratively on projects to tackle the specific challenges that face HE access and progression for mature and part-time students.


    • To develop learning or information materials or signpost to existing resources;
    • To jointly deliver activities with the target group;
    • To jointly deliver activities with the staff who support and advise this group including college teaching and careers staff, employers, local authorities and HE practitioners;
    • To maximise opportunities for collaboration, partnerships, networking, information sharing and best practice.

Resource hub

A repository of historic materials, papers and resources related to the Forum. Click here for access (password-protected).

To request password access, please contact us or message us on Microsoft Teams.

Pre 2022

The forum has engaged with current mature undergraduate and postgraduate students to create an informational event for prospective mature students in London, and announced a new thematic focus on students who attend university at the same time as being parents.

The first meeting of the 2022-23 academic year will be hosted online on 22 November. For more information, please see below.