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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.

In 2017-18, this newly-established forum coordinated a community engagement audit to understand existing relationships with mature audiences in community groups and venues, and determined its future themes 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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2018-19 meetings

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