Hello! My name is Natalie and I am your new Mature Students’ Rep.
Firstly I’d like to say thank you for your kind support and your votes, I didn’t think I stood a chance at such an amazing opportunity! I will be focusing all my efforts into doing the best job I can for you all, making sure you are represented fairly and more than adequately during my time in this role.
A bit about me – where do I begin?! I am 30 years old, a single parent to my son Alexander who is 11 and we live in Thetford, Norfolk. For the most part I have worked within the care sector working with children with additional needs, namely: Autism, ADHD and non-specific behavioural problems. I am a second year student here at Anglia Ruskin, studying BA English Language and Linguistics. I am also the year two representative for the above course for the second year running.
I have created a blog here highlighting some of the issues I face as a mature student, such as communiting, childcare, life/study balancing to name just a few!
There is also a space for all mature students to talk to one another and support each other and also a contact box if you would like to speak to me directly about how I can help you as your mature students' rep.
I am also in the process of setting up a Mature Students' Society and am looking for committee members to be a part of this so please do get in touch if you are interested and we can get started!
I will aim to update the blog monthly or as new issues arise. If there's something you would like me to focus on just let me know