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Postgraduate community

There is an active postgraduate community at Aston and plenty of opportunity to get involved:

International students

The International Student Support Unit provides help and advice to students from overseas, both before you join Aston and once you've arrived. The team organise social events, but can also give advice on practical issues, such as opening a bank account and visa applications. There are also several international student societies.

Student societies

There are many societies at Aston and a full list is available on the Students' Union societies page. There are several faith societies and the Chaplaincy is a welcoming place for all students of any faith or background. 

Students' Union

As an Aston student you're also a member of the Students' Union, which gives you access to a range of benefits, support, entertainment and services. 

Committee Representation

There is a student member on each School Research Committee and these students usually also sit on the University's Graduate School Management Committee, which has a student member from each School.  Vacancies on these committees are notified to students by the School Research Office.  For further information, contact staff in the School Research Office or current student members:

Alexandra Pfeiffer, Engineering & Applied Science - email pfeifame@aston.ac.uk

Shahreen Bashir, Languages & Social Sciences - email bashirs6@aston.ac.uk

Ruoying Zhou, Aston Business School - email zhour@aston.ac.uk

Jane Pennifold, Life & Health Sciences  - email pennifje@aston.ac.uk

Volunteering opportunities

Help out at Aston and in the local community:

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research