Mature age and part-time students

CAPS and mature age and part-time students

We recognise that as mature age and/or part-time students you bring to the University community both the richness of your life experience and a clear commitment to succeeding at study. Starting or returning to tertiary study however, can also present you with many extra challenges. For example, many of you may already have partners or families who will need your time and energy, many will also have paid employment and significant financial commitments, and your academic skills may also be a little rusty.

There are many resources available to assist you. CAPS provides online information about managing your time, procrastination and perfectionism as well as coping with stress and other strategies for maintaining well-being in our e-book series.

Mature-age students are also welcome to attend any of the CAPS workshop series which run each semester.

As part of the University Orientation program at the beginning of each year, CAPS also runs a specifically designed Mature Age Welcome program providing practical coping strategies, invaluable information about other available resources and an opportunity to network with other mature age students. Please feel welcome to attend this event.

Other University services and links

The Learning Centre also provides excellent resources and workshops addressing a wide-range of study skills and the Library also guides you to online and face-to-face classes for updating library research skills.

Developing a support network can also help you manage the "youth focus" that many mature age students find isolating - so why not join the mature age Facebook page to connect with other like-minded students.