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We are responsible for representing students who have entered University after a break from education or from a non traditional route.

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.


This group is a Union subcommittee, not a society, so everyone's automatically a member!

Subcommittees are large groups funded directly by the Union.

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