Students learn ‘How to Adult’ at University of Leicester Students’ Union

Posted by pt91 at Jan 30, 2018 04:41 PM |
Leicester Students’ Union launches online resource to help students prepare for ‘adulting’ in the real world

Issued by Leicester Students' Union on 30 January 2018

‘How to Adult’ promotional materials available to download at:

The online resource can be accessed at:

An online resource designed to help students learn ‘How to Adult’ has been launched by the University of Leicester Students’ Union.

Split in four sections: Know your Rights, Understand your Finances, Develop your Skills and Maintain your Wellbeing – students can access a wide range of information and advice from recent graduates and ‘real world adults’ on a range of topics including budgeting, cooking, buying a house, jury service and work/life balance.

How to Adult was launched in the Union Square in the University of Leicester Students’ Union on Tuesday 23 January. As part of the launch, four healthy recipe cards were given away to students to help them maintain their wellbeing.

Iain Greig, Training Manager at Leicester Students’ Union, said: “Our students are offered lots of support during their time at university from the Students’ Union, University and external organisations, as for many of them it is their first experience of living away from home. However, life after graduation can be just as scary – if not more and so when recent graduate and current student trainer Hannah came up with the concept of ‘How to Adult’ we thought this would be a fantastic way to bridge that gap.

“The information covers a range of subjects and circumstances and has mostly come from recent graduates who understand the pressures students face after leaving the university bubble. Being an online resource, it can be accessed by everyone – current students, graduates, and even those who graduated twenty years ago!”

The resource can be accessed at:


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For more information contact Iain Greig at: or Hannah Winslade at:

About Leicester Students’ Union

Leicester Students’ Union is an innovative Union that empowers students to deliver change – dedicated to ensuring every one of the 22,000 students we represent embarks on a journey that is nothing short of exceptional. Named Higher Education Students’ Union of the Year 2013 by National Union of Students (NUS).

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Leicester Students’ Union is committed to being an active and inclusive Union with a powerful student-led voice; delivering meaningful change for our members across their Leicester experience. We celebrate the diversity of our membership and encourage new ideas, striving to make their time at Leicester as enjoyable as possible. We offer an accessible range of services to our students that allow them to try new things and empower the development of skills for their future. We provide support and guidance to enable our members to proactively manage their student lives.

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