The Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-time Students (ACMAPS) was established to provide a pan-university physical and philosophical home for mature and part-time students. The mandate of the centre is to support the success of mature students from admission to graduation. Our work includes raising awareness of issues that affect mature and part-time students across the university, leading and facilitating initiatives responding to the needs of these students, and connecting students to campus resources.
The establishment of ACMAPS confirms York University’s ongoing commitment to welcome and to serve the needs of mature and part-time students across all the Faculties.
ACMAPS is a resource for mature and part-time students from recruitment through to graduation. Centre staff are available to assist students in their transition to university studies and to help them navigate their York experience. The Centre itself provides a place where mature and part-time students, undergraduate and graduate, can meet to share their interests and experiences.