This is something which we hear people worrying about a lot, but it is definitely not true. People worry that their age will mean that younger students on their course will not want to interact with them, which is simply not the case. You’ll soon find that the only person worried about your age at university is you. Don’t see yourself as a ‘mature’ student, simply a student – and make the most of all of the opportunities available to you in the same way that anybody else would.
There are many ways to make friends at Leeds Beckett. Our course leaders provide plenty of opportunities for people to bond with their classmates. For example, some courses host welcome parties, organise residential trips away or run intensive induction weeks. Outside of your course, there are also plenty of opportunities to make friends, and it’s not all about big nights out (although there is room for that if that’s what you’re into!). There’s Freshers Week, where Leeds Beckett’s SU hosts lots of activities – from tea parties, to club nights, to the Freshers Fair. Then there’s our societies and teams, and we’re almost certain that there will be one to suit you. If there isn’t, you can always form your own.