The Mature Students Association (MSA) began as the Mature Students Social Network (MSSN) in 2009, with the aim of creating an opportunity for UNE students 25+ years old to enjoy the social life which university offers, in a different way to our younger fellow students. Unlike them, we may have jobs, spouses, kids or other “encumbrances” which affect how, when and with whom we might socialise. We may have physical limitations (depending on our age!). We may simply think in a different groove. MSA activities are planned with these considerations in mind, and provide a means by which those coming to study with an older perspective might still be able to access the social life of the uni and meet up with fellow students outside the classroom.
We meet regularly for lunch once a month, and plan to get more activities going as our numbers build. To come along to lunches, see the info under the tab “MSA on campus” and join the mailing list (link on the RHS) to get reminders.
This blog is primarily for giving both members and non-members a bit of a feel for what goes on. To that end, there’ll be accounts of various activities posted here as they happen.
If you’re a mature UNE student, you’re welcome to join the group. Keep an eye on this blog for updates, join the MSA mailing list (see the link to the right here), or drop an email to Clare or Donna at — msa at une dot edu dot au — for more info.