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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can anyone attend a workshop?

Yes, but some workshops are aimed at particular years of study. Workshops are FREE to all students.

  • What will a typical workshop consist of?

A mixture of group discussions, tutor presentations, and small-group activities.

  • Do I need to bring anything along to the workshop?

You’ll need to bring along pens and paper, and an interest in developing your skills.

  • Do I need to be referred by my personal tutor/lecturer?

No. Attendance is voluntary and open to all.

  • Will there be any assessment or ‘homework’?

No. The sessions are designed to encourage you to apply your new skills to your Aston assignments. 

  • What happens if I sign up for a workshop and then change my mind?

Places for the workshops are limited so if you need to cancel please contact us as soon as possible so that we may offer the space to another student.

  • Is there any other support available if I cannot attend a workshop?

Yes. You can book a one-to-one tutorial with a Learning Development Advisor or a Student Writing Mentor. You can also visit the LDC module on Blackboard where you can access workshop materials and other resources.