Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2015 has now finished. If you are arriving in January 2016, please see this page for your timetable of events. 

Aston Welcome is your Aston University induction and enrollment programme.

Aston Welcome 2015 begins with International Orientation on Wednesday 16 September 2015 for new International and European Union students and is followed by Freshers' Week on Monday 21 September 2015 for all new students.

The full programme of events for new students' events in September will be available from late August. 

For new international, and new European Union (EU), students


International Meet and Greet - Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th September:  

There is a FREE Meet and Greet service for new international and EU students. If you arrive during the Meet & Greet service times, you can register to be collected from Birmingham airport and taken directly to campus.

Registrations are now open. Visit the Meet and Greet Registrations for more information about how to book.  

Check out our moving in and settling in guide to help you through your first week. 

International Orientation - Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th September:

International Orientation is your opportunity to sort out the practicalities of moving to another country, such as opening a bank account, finding out about accessing healthcare and getting used to a new culture and language.

You are expected to attend this week, so please make your travel arrangements in plenty of time. 

Don't forget, there will be even more fun activities organised during Freshers' Week, where you will have several opportunities to meet and socialise with UK students who will be starting at Aston University too.  

For all new UK, EU and international students

Moving In Weekend - Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September 2015: 

You will be greeted by our Aston Aunties and Residence staff who will help to get you settled.  

For directions to the University please click here. 

Check out our moving in and settling in guide - including advice on what to bring and what not to bring. 


Freshers' Week Monday 21st – Friday 25th September: 

Freshers' Week includes something for everyone, and is attended by all new students, as the UK students will arrive to join the international and EU students who arrived last week.

This week includes induction activities to make sure you are ready for your first day of lectures. It also provides a valuable opportunity to find your way around and start to make friends, to ensure the best possible experience for your time at Aston.      

Remember, Freshers' Week is for everyone – whether you’re a mature student, have a disability, commute in to campus or if you’ve never left home before – we have a variety of events in place to help you settle in. So make sure you check out what's on and get involved with as many activities as you like! 

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