The Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-time Students (ACMAPS) will once again offer the Mature Student First-Year Experience (FYE), a free 3 month program designed to support mature students' transition to university.
Program sessions will include informative presentations and discussions on topics such as academic writing, library research, reading and note-taking, time management, stress management, living a healthy lifestyle, engagement in campus life, and connecting your studies to a career pathway. Participants will also develop a strong awareness of campus resources and have regular opportunities to build peer networks and a sense of community at York. All newly admitted Mature students are welcome to take part.
Registration for Fall 2016 Mature Student First-Year Experience Program is now open.
The face-to-face edition of the Mature Student First-Year Experience Program will take place throughout the Fall term on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning on September 13, 2016. Location is to be confirmed. The online program gives students more control over the way they engage with the material from the Mature Student First-Year Experience Program. By using Moodle, an interactive learning platform, students can access the material at any of time of the day, whether at home or at school.
Two Options for the Mature Student First-Year Experience Program
The face-to-face Mature Student First-Year Experience Program is an excellent way for students to enhance critical skills and become acquainted with the student support centres at York, and other mature students going through the same experiences. The goal of the face-to-face program is to create a comfortable environment for mature students to develop solutions to the concerns they may have about university.
For more information about what you will learn in the Mature Student First-Year Experience Program and how you can use the skills you acquire from the program to excel at your studies, please view the following presentation: Mature Student First-Year Experience Program Introduction
Registration for the Fall 2016 Face-to-Face Program is now open.
Students have the option of taking part in an online version of the Mature Student First-Year Experience Program if they are unable to attend the weekly in-person sessions. The online Mature Student First-Year Experience Program allows students to set the pace of their learning. The content of the online program is very similar to the face-to-face program, the difference is that students can access the material any day of the week and from the comfort of their home.
The online version of the program is located on Moodle, an interactive learning platform. In order to access this space students will need to possess a Passport York account.
If you would like to find out more about the Mature Student First-Year Experience Program Online Moodle Course and how to navigate Moodle, please view the presentation: Navigating the Mature Student First-Year Experience Program on Moodle
To register for the online Mature Student First-Year Experience Program please make sure that you check off the "online" box on the registration form: