There are more than 50 computer labs across the Aston campus, many of which can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students have access to a range of networked software packages, database systems, modelling tools and online research tools. and offer a range of specialist software.
IT facilities are free to students and are linked by our Local Area Network, which spans the campus and provides high speed access to other networks worldwide. We also have an extensive wireless network throughout campus which allows you to use your own laptop to access the internet and many University services.
Many teaching rooms are equipped with ICT facilities for presentations, and specialist rooms are equipped with facilities to support research activities. An increasing number of events and lectures are also recorded in multimedia and made available online for students working remotely or for later review.
Postgraduate students can also benefit from dedicated working areas complete with computing facilities and access to a range of specialist software.
My Aston Portal (MAP)
MAP is a web based system which is a single point of contact for many of the University services you'll use as an Aston student. On MAP you can access your personal teaching timetable, module lists, finance and accommodation information.
Virtual learning environment
Blackboard is Aston's online virtual learning environment, which students can access at any time from any place. On Blackboard students can access lecture notes and presentation slides.
Access lecture notes and presentations (including audio and video clips)
Communicate with their lecturers and classmates
Take online quizzes and tests
Take part in discussions and group work