You may be full of plans to throw yourself into every aspect of university life, or you may be planning to fit your studies around the demands of career, family or both and not expecting to have a lot of time for extras. Either way, extracurricular activities can enhance your wellbeing and your CV, so make the most of what’s available.
For starters, look at the uea(su) buddy scheme, whereas a new student you will be matched with a current student who knows their way about and has extra training to help you settle in. Follow this link for more info.
All su clubs and societies are open to all students, so try not to miss the Opportunities Fayre to find out the full ranges but if you are looking specifically for daytime activities or activities targeted at over 21s, we’d recommend checking out events organised by postgraduate(su). Current activities include yoga, 5 a side football, open mic nights and a weekly quiz.
As a mature student, you are entitled to make use of postgraduate facilities such as the Scholars Bar and kitchen. You’ll need to] request swipe card access. To do this, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your age, UEA username (abc12xyz), and ask for access or just come and talk to su reception upstairs in Union house
If you’d like to influence SU policy or work for change within UEA, get involved in the Mature Students Assembly which is an open forum for all mature students to discuss issues affecting them, organise campaigns and activities, and write policy. The assembly elects members to Union Council, the body which makes union policy. Follow this link for more info.