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Mature and Part-Time Students Forum

Chair: Karen Western, Widening Participation Student Support Coordinator, Brunel University London.

This action forum aims to provide a consultative forum for those working to support progression to, through and beyond Higher Education (HE) for mature and part-time students.

This recently-established forum is currently collecting submissions for a community engagement audit and mapping exercise, and will explore additional outputs in the next academic year around contextual admissions and working internally within institutions to champion the needs of mature and part-time learners.


  • To develop sets of learning or information materials or signpost to existing resources.
  • To jointly deliver activities with the target group.
  • To jointly deliver activities with those supporting and advising 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.

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2017-18 meetings

Nov 2017

Feb 2018

Jun 2018