Campuses band together in search of mature students
by Kristine Hamlyn
As part of a new mature student recruitment campaign, representatives from Distance Education and Learning Technologies (DELT), Student Recruitment, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College and the Marine Institute will hit the road June 11 for a two-week recruitment blitz across the province.
The recruitment campaign will centre around the many options Memorial University has available for mature learners. And, with marketing efforts encouraging individuals to contemplate the reasons why they have not started or completed university studies, Memorial really doesn’t want to take no for an answer on this one.
“We understand there are many reasons individuals may not be pursuing a university education, from family commitments to proximity to a university campus,” says Sheila Devine, director, Office of Student Recruitment. “But with representatives from across a variety of units and campuses working together we are hoping to help these individuals fit education into their lives.”
Ann Marie Vaughan, director of DELT, says distance education is one of the strongest options mature learners have in today’s world.
“For those who want to pursue a university education but can’t, for any reason, attend classes on-campus we bring a quality education from Memorial to them.”
Those who come out to see the Memorial crew during the roadshow will be able to talk one-on-one with a representative about their personal situation and learn about what may be a viable educational option for them. They will also qualify to win a free credit-course from Memorial to help get them started.
The mature student roadshow kicks off in Bay Roberts and will hit areas including Gander, Port Aux Basques, North West River and more before concluding in St. John’s on June 26. The roadshow schedule is available in its entirety at www.mun.ca/roadshow.