We appreciate as parents or guardians, the safety and wellbeing of your child is your first concern. At Aston University we are working hard to ensure all students continue to receive a high-quality learning experience in a safe environment, following the latest Government rules and guidance.

The health and wellbeing of our students, staff and the wider community is our top priority and at the heart of all our decision-making. We have a comprehensive range of measures in place on campus to control the spread of infection and to keep our community as safe as possible.

Aston Together

We’re proud of our Aston University community and how we look after each other. We have never needed each other more than we do today. Help us to help each other by being considerate to others and behaving appropriately at all times. By working together we can all help to make Aston a safer place.

Together we ask that you:

Covid-19 vaccines for students

The Covid-19 vaccination is now being offered to everyone aged 16 or over in England and can be booked via the National Booking Service or by calling 119. After registering, students will be sent an appointment which may be at a local site run by GPs or community pharmacies, at a larger vaccination centre or a hospital. If they are registered with a GP practice they will also receive a direct invite.

While registration with a GP is encouraged to access the vaccine, students can request to book an appointment as an unregistered patient through a local GP practice. GP practices should support unregistered patients and those without an NHS number to access the vaccine.

We are also working with the Public Health team in Birmingham to set up a ‘pop up’ clinic on the Aston campus.

For answers to questions such as:

  • Do students need to book their appointment at their home address or term time address?
  • How do international students get a vaccine?
  • Do students need to be vaccinated before they start their health and social care placement?

Please see our current student FAQ webpage.

Student Covid-19 testing

The Government has announced that all students and staff attending on-campus sessions, and using on-campus facilities, must take two lateral flow tests per week. These tests will help reduce transmission of the virus from students and staff that show no symptoms.

Results whether positive or negative need to be submitted to covid-19 reporting. For the latest information on what to do should your child or someone in their household test positive for Covid-19 see the Gov.uk website.

Who can students contact if they are self-isolating

If a student is self-isolating and is struggling to get any food they can contact our Campus Safety team and we can arrange for a food package to be delivered.

See our current student FAQ page for the events schedule.

Learner analytics

Students have access to our MyEngagement platform to keep track of their engagement with studies. The platform provides real-time feedback and tips on how they can maximise their engagement and achievement. Each student is also allocated a personal tutor who will check in with them if they don't see any activity recorded. Students can talk to their Personal Tutors about any concerns that they have.

Support for students

Our student Services team is on hand to offer advice and support to students and there are a number of resources that students can access remotely and on campus. They can be contacted at the hub or 0121 204 4007.

Our Safezone app means students can request help in getting food or medication; if they are struggling with their mental health; if they are worried about someone else or if they have an emergency.

For any student struggling with their wellbeing or mental health, our qualified counsellors/ psychotherapy practitioners in our Counselling and Wellbeing Service are on hand. They can be contacted on 0121 204 4007 or by email.

Our Enabling Team offers advice and support for students with disabilities, ongoing health conditions and learning differences. They can be contacted on 0121 204 4007 or by email.

Student communications

We email our students frequently with information about the measures we've put in place and our coronavirus FAQ page provides the latest information which you may find useful.

If you have any concerns and would like to speak to member of our team then contact our Student Advice team or call on 0121 204 4007. In an emergency our Campus Safety team can be contacted on 0121 204 4803 or via the Safezone app 24/7.