The Lifelong and Flexible Learners Forum (aka Lifers) is the subcommittee responsible for representing those students who have entered University after a break from education or from a non traditional route. We believe that every student at the University of St Andrews deserves the opportunity to have a positive student 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’ events, held pot luck dinners and a charity auction.

We have three main goals in mind. Representation, ensuring our views are heard and working with the university to address issues which arise. We also care about wellbeing and do 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. Finally, we organise events and have a busy calendar lined up for 2018 – 19. 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.

We hold committee meeetings once per month and all students are welcome to attend.

As a subcommittee of the Student Association every matriculated student is automatically a member. Come along to our table at Freshers’ Fayre and say hello.

Please feel free to contact us as any time via email or Facebook.


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