About Lifers

The Lifelong and Flexible Learners Forum (aka Lifers) is a subcommittee responsible for representing students who have started university after a break from education, or from a non-traditional route. We believe that every student at St Andrews deserves the opportunity to have a positive experience, whatever their age or personal circumstances.

We support a community which is made up of commuters, parents, postgraduates, evening, and part-time students. As a group we have hitchhiked for charity, held family fun days, organised pantomime trips, got involved in Freshers’ Week events, held pot luck dinners, and a charity auction.

We have three main goals in mind:

  1. Representation – ensuring our views are heard, and working with the university to address issues.
  2. Wellbeing – doing all we can to improve engagement with university life. We want Lifers to avoid feeling isolated from the wider student body, and we offer peer support
  3. Events – we organise a busy calendar of events each year. We also get involved in the many amazing events which take place in and around the Union. So, whether it’s a ball, a fundraiser, a family event, or an early morning dip in the North Sea we’ll see you there.

Contact

We hold committee meeetings once per month and all students are welcome to attend. As a subcommittee of the Students' Association, every matriculated student is automatically a member. Come along to our stall at Freshers’ Fayre and say hello.