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Melbourne University Mature-Age Students

Melbourne University Mature-Age Students

Parkville (VIC), 3010, Australia

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About A student club for mature-age students at the University of Melbourne, that was student-union affiliated from 2012-2014.
Mission A student-run initiative targeting:

1. SUPPORT: To create an environment of support and to share strategies and solutions aimed at the specific lifestyle issues, needs and challenges facing mature-age students.

2. SOCIAL EVENTS: To schedule events and activities that provide an opportunity for mature-age students to meet, socialise and strengthen bonds of friendship.

3. AGE AS AN ASSET: To support the university and its various offices in its inclusion of ‘age’ within its stated ‘diversity’ values and philosophies; to promote the wealth of life experience within the mature-age student body as an important on-campus asset.

4. ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS: To establish and maintain a vibrant network of information and professional resource database on career, work and academic issues during university and upon transition after graduation.
Description EMAIL: unimelbmatureage@gmail.com
Website: https://23plusmature.wordpress.com

In 2014, our events have included social events at the Tsubu bar on campus, member picnics, and organising a "career-changing for mature-agers" event with the Uni's Careers Service during Diversity Week (see https://www.facebook.com/events/631762173545220/)

THE FOUR AIMS OF THE MATURE-AGE STUDENTS CLUB
A student-run initiative targeting:

1. SUPPORT: To create an environment of support and to share strategies and solutions aimed at the specific lifestyle issues, needs and challenges facing mature-age students.

2. SOCIAL EVENTS: To schedule events and activities that provide an opportunity for mature-age students to meet, socialise and strengthen bonds of friendship.

3. AGE AS AN ASSET: To support the university and its various offices in its inclusion of ‘age’ within its stated ‘diversity’ values and philosophies; to promote the wealth of life experience within the mature-age student body as an important on-campus asset.

4. ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS: To establish and maintain a vibrant network of information and professional resource database on career, work and academic issues during university and upon transition after graduation.

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