Many mature students are worried that they may struggle to make friends at university or that they may be the only mature student on their course.
Our student community is large and diverse. It is best if you give yourself time and take advantage of the many opportunities to meet new people that you will have.
- Go to the Freshers Fair and join the clubs and societies that interest you - they're a great way to meet like-minded people. If you don't find a society that matches your interests you can start your own.
- Go to some of the events that are taking place during freshers fortnight.
- Go to a Fairtrade lunch at the Chaplaincy, Derby or the Chaplaincy, Buxton
You can also make new friends before term starts.