Mature Undergraduates' Association
Representing mature students ( students starting university over the age of 21) and providing them with a voice in Union and University settings.

The MUA is a student led association representing student’s aged over 21 years when starting their undergraduate course at Loughborough University.

Studying for an undergraduate degree as a mature student can be a daunting experience and can inflict significant changes to your life. Undergraduate mature students constitute a diverse group of individuals with varied life experiences and skills, and therefore can often require a slightly different university support network, along with the ability to attend a variety of different social activities separate to what the university and union already provides. There is no membership fee to be a part of the MUA, so it is up to you how much you engage with the MUA.

The MUA is here to help you obtain the most out of your university experience. This may be through having the ability to become more immersed within the other Welfare & Diversity associations and networks, as well as sections within LSU such as Action, Rag and Societies. There will be sporting opportunities to become involved with and educational workshops will be held for students who require support transitioning back into studying after experiencing a break from education. Building friendships is one of the most paramount aims of the MUA, achieved through hosting various social events throughout the year to suit a variety of interests and levels of engagement with the association. Whether you want to meet up with students in a similar position to you or need advice on university life, we are here to listen and point you in the right direction for support services where needed.

Please note, children are welcome at any daytime social or event, and partners are also very welcome to attend evening socials.

Feel free to contact Hana Jacobson, LSU Mature Undergraduates’ Officer, with any queries or suggestions for upcoming socials, and keep up to date with the MUA via the following links... 

Email: W&DMatureStudentsOfficer@lsu.co.uk 

Twitter: lsu_mature 

Instagram: lsu_matureundergraduates

Facebook Page "LSU Mature Undergraduates' Officer"

This page updates all undergraduate mature students with Welfare & Diversity events and campaigns and is a quick method in the way of contacting Hana Jacobson, LSU Mature Students' Officer. 

Closed Facebook Group "LSU Mature Undergraduates' Association"

This group is a platform for mature undergraduate students to ask questions and take advice from one another, as well as for the MSA to share campaigns, events and general updates. People can see that you are a member of the group but cannot see the content unless they are a member themselves.

SUBCOMMITTEE APPLICATIONS OPEN

The MUA is looking to create a committee this academic year 2018/19, so please have a read of the role descriptions below and contact Hana Jacobson if you are interested in applying for any of the positions!
 

***APPLICATIONS CLOSE MONDAY 8TH OCTOBER AT 10PM***

To apply, please send Hana Jacobson via email (W&DMatureStudentsOfficer@lsu.co.uk) your application of up to 300 words explaining why you would be suited to join the MUA subcommittee. Please include your name, year of study and 1st and 2nd preference of the positions you are applying for.

Vice Chair

- Step in and fulfil the duties of the chair when required

- Support the chair and fellow committee members where possible

- Take the minutes of the two weekly MUA committee meetings and to upload the minutes to the rest of the committee members within 48 hours

- Coordinate and organise committee team building activities and socials

- Be responsible for the organisation of stash   

Collaborations Officer

- Liaise and collaborate with the other associations and liberation groups within Welfare & Diversity, as well as the Hall Welfare Reps

- Encourage mature students to become involved with RAG, Action, Union Affairs and Societies

- Be the treasurer of the MUA and outreach towards relevant parties or companies to find potential sponsorship or extra funding for the association

- Work with the LSU Postgraduate Officer when required

Sports Officer

- Offer sports events to mature students and to liaise with the LSU Sport EO to improve the inclusivity of mature students participating in sports through the avenues of My Lifestyle, Inter Mural Sports (IMS) and Athletic Union (AU) and communicating with the AU Welfare Rep

- Ensure that mature students living off campus are aware of their ability to affiliate to a hall to have the opportunity to compete within IMS sports against other halls

Social Events Officer

- Obtain knowledge as to what social events mature students would like to attend

- Organise and host social events throughout the year to suit a variety of interests and levels of engagement with the association. These events including the opportunity for students to bring along children and family members to socials, coffee meet ups, nights out within the union and town and attending other Welfare & Diversity association's events

- Communicate with relevant departments in the union such as entertainments, room bookings and venue
- Complete risk assessment forms for MUA events 

- Work with the MUA Media Officer and LSU Marketing to create material to promote events

Education Officer

- Liaise with the University’s English and Maths Support Team and the University Library to ensure that workshops are held for mature students who require support transitioning back into studying after experiencing a break from education

Campaigns Officer

- Create innovative campaigns throughout the academic year to educate the student body of different needs of mature students and to reduce the stigma associated with being a mature student

- Ensure that the campaigns are well managed and promoted across the university campus

- Work with the MUA Media Officer and LSU Marketing to create material to promote campaigns

Media Officer

- Create promotional material such as videos and posters for MUA events and campaigns 
- Create MUA committee update videos
- Take photographs and videos at MUA events and upload them to the social media channels
- Remain in frequent contact with the Welfare & Diversity Media Officer

- Work with LSU Brand, LSU Marketing and LSU Media when required

Communications Officer

-Arrange radio interviews promoting the MUA with LSU Radio

-Write articles for the LSU Label magazine 

-Create a monthly MUA newsletter

-Remain in frequent contact with the Welfare & Diversity Media Officer

- Work with LSU Brand, LSU Marketing and LSU Media when required

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