2017 meet and greet

Aston Welcome Meet & Greet service times:

The Meet and Greet service will run between 10.00AM - 8:00PM on Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th and Monday 16th January 2017.

The Meet & Greet service will be staffed by Aston University Students’ Union Aunties who will be wearing branded tops. Once you have booked onto the service we will give you more information as to where you can find them.

If you arrive at Birmingham International Airport, we will be able to transfer you to your accommodation, as long as you register below in advance.

Registrations for this service will close at 7.00PM on Thursday 12th January 2017.

Eventbrite - Aston University: Birmingham Airport Meet and Greet

How long can I expect to be at the airport?

The Airport usually recommends that you count two hours between the time that your flight lands and the time when you reach the arrivals area at Birmingham International Airport. Please remember to read the Home Office's important pre-departure information before you travel. 

If you arrive outside of the Meet & Greet times:

Should you arrive outside of the Meet & Greet times, Aston University is easy to travel to by public transport. If you arrive at Birmingham New Street Station, a taxi should take approximately 5-10 mins and cost approximately £5-7.

A taxi to the University from Birmingham Airport will take about 20-30 minutes.

Meet and Greet

Who will meet me?

In January, we have a team of ‘Aunties’, who are current Aston University students, who run the Meet and Greet service. The Aunties will meet you at Birmingham International Airport and will transfer you to your accommodation by minibus. 

If you are staying on campus, the Aunties will show you to your accommodation where you can collect a key to your room.

If you are not living on campus, the Aunties will drop you at any accommodation within a 5 mile radius of campus.