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Aston's Meet and Greet Service 2015

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In September, as part of Aston Welcome, there is a free Meet and Greet service for new students arriving into Birmingham International airport.

In September 2015, the Meet and Greet service will run on the following dates and times: 

Monday 14th September 2015, for flights landing at Birmingham International Airport between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.* 

*Please note: The first coach of the day will depart at 10 a.m. and the last coach of the day will depart at 10 p.m. 

Tuesday 15th September 2015, for flights landing at Birmingham International Airport between 12 noon and 8 p.m.* 

*Please note: The first coach of the service will depart at 2 p.m.and the last coach of the day will depart at 10 p.m. 


Students who register for the service will be met by our Aston Aunties and taken directly to campus.

Registrations for the Meet & Greet Service are now open. Please register here.


For students who are not arriving during the Meet & Greet service times, please see our
directions to campus for information on how to get to campus by bus, by coach, by train, by air or by car. 

Please read the important pre-departure information from the UK Border Force, available here. (Please note that you are advised to allow approximately 2 hours from when the flight lands at Birmingham International Airport to the time that you exit customs and reach arrivals.)

Who will meet me?

In September, we have a team of ‘Aunties’, who are current Aston University students, who run the Meet and Greet service. The Aunties will be at Birmingham airport when you arrive, will help you with your luggage, and will then travel with you to the Aston campus on a coach or minibus paid for by the University. This will give you a chance to ask any questions you may have and get to know the people around you.

When you arrive at the campus, the Aunties will show you to your accommodation where you will be can collect a key to your room.

Not living on campus?

If you are not living on campus, you may still use Meet and Greet service and will be dropped off on the University campus.  The Aunties will direct you to taxis that can take you to your off-campus accommodation for the cost of the taxi cab fare.

Not arriving at Birmingham International Airport?


If you are arriving at another port or airport, y
ou may find it quicker to make your own way to campus. Please see our directions to campus for information on how to get to campus by bus, by coach, by train, by air or by car.  

If you miss the last coach of the Meet & Greet service: 


If your flight arrives less than 2 hours before the last coach leaves, there is a chance that you might miss the last coach for the Meet & Greet service. The Birmingham International Airport website offers information about alternative means of transport in to the city centre. Alternatively, please see our directions to campus for information on how to get to campus by bus, by coach, by train, by air or by car.  

Last checked 14/04/2015 PD

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