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Learning About Higher Education

05/17/2001 15:28:04

A free conference for local mature students called 'Learning About Higher Education' was held on campus on Wednesday 16 May. The conference was organised by the Department of Continuing Education on behalf of the Lancashire Adult Compact, a partnership of Edge Hill, Lancaster University, St Martin?s College and the University of Central Lancashire, aiming to assist adults in Lancashire who wish to progress into HE. The aim of the day was to provide further information for local mature students expecting or hoping to enter HE, or thinking about it for the future. It was attended by around 25 people, and staff and students from each of the four HE institutions also participated. The programme included sessions on student finance, how to gain admission to HE, how to succeed in HE, learning skills and time management, revision and passing examinations, and courses and careers in social work, teaching and nursing. The final session combined a series of presentations from admissions staff from each HEI on their pr


vision for mature students, and from a panel of current mature students on their personal experience of student life. The conference was facilitated by Rosemary Hindley in DCE, and thanks goes to the following colleagues in the University for their helpful and valued contributions:

Kathleen Bird (Student Support Services)

Jess Gillison (Admissions Office)

Anne Grinyer (Independent Studies)

Robbie Smith (Independent Studies)

Hilary Walklett (Continuing Education)

Stephen Pumfrey (History)

Rory Daly (Students' Union).

Jan Petersen (Continuing Education).