Mature Students' Association

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Durham University's Mature Students' Association

Are you over 21 when you start your undergraduate degree? Or are you over 25 when you began your postgradauate programme? Well then you're a mature student! The best part of which is that you can join MATSA. 


MATSA aim to connect mature students, regardless of what year of study they are in, and to help ensure that everyone can integrate into their University experience quickly! We enhance their learning and social experiences and overrall satisfaction with life at the University, while making new friends along the way. As our demographic is a particularly under-represented one at the university and this group has been established for members to meet + greet one another, ask questions about MATSA, raise concerns or problems regarding your experience at the University as a mature student, or even if you're just feeling a bit bored and would like some company of a lunch time or evening.


We run regular events throughout the year. Events can be found by looking at the events tab on the left hand side of this page or via our social media. We will also send emails to anyone that joins the association through the DSU website (it's free)! We promise to make you feel right at home when you come to any events. 


Facebook: @matsadc

Instagram: @du.matsa



Our exec this year is: 

  • President - Sydni Akiz and Shari Fearon
  • Treasurer - Farisha Naznin
  • Welfare Officer - Ely Isherwood
  • Secretary - Open (email if you're interested)
  • Social Media Officer - Open (email if you're interested)
  • Social Secretary - Open (email if you're interested)

We very much look forward to meeting you!

Terms and conditions

Click here to view terms and conditions


As a member of a Durham Students' Union group, the executive members who run your group and the Students' Union may use your name and email address to get in touch with you about group activities, elections, opportunities, and news. Your data will not be shared with any third parties and you may contact us at any time if you would like to access your data. You can find more information about how we manage your data on our website.

By purchasing this membership you agree to:

  • Comply with the terms of the groups constitution, the relevant rules and regulations, and all the relevant laws and regulations.
  • Act in the best interests of the student group and Durham SU, and uphold the student group’s aims and the objects of Durham SU.