Resources for current students
Information for current students
The LDC has a wide range of online resources and programmes to support your learning and connect you with peers. Check out Get Ahead if you are new to Aston and our LDC course in Blackboard for every level of study. You will need your Aston username and password to get access.
Whether you’re starting university study for the first time or returning to higher education after a break, our Get Ahead programme is designed to help you hit the ground running and prepare for your studies. Get Ahead will:
The transition resource aims to help you feel a part of Aston before arrival on campus, connect with fellow students, and build on your strengths and identify areas for development.
You can also access “live” online classes and Q&A sessions, as well as independent learning resources, including quizzes and multi-media content.
Get Ahead: How to access
Engaging with Get Ahead is optional, and we hope you’ll be keen to engage and prepare for student life. Get Ahead is accessible via Blackboard (Aston’s virtual learning environment).You will you’re your Aston username and password to log in.
Search for “Get Ahead” in Blackboard to access the course.
For help and advice on how to access Blackboard, visit our Getting Started guide (Blackboard Learn - Students (aston.ac.uk).
You will have access to Get Ahead before you arrive at Aston and throughout your first year of study.
Where do I start?
It's up to you to choose which sections of Get Ahead will be most useful for you, but here's some tips to get you started:
What if there's a problem?
While studying at Aston you have access to the LDC Blackboard module, providing a wide range of learning resources and advice to support you at all stages of study. The LDC Blackboard module includes:
You will need your username and password to access the course.
To get access - visit Blackboard and search for the LDC.
The Learning Development Centre have a wide range Youtube videos to support you in your learning (Maths Support LDC Aston - Youtube). Created by Aston students and LDC Maths tutors, the Youtube channel presents videos to help you refresh your maths and statistics knowledge.
Aston University is an Adobe Creative Campus which means all of our students and staff have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software, including Photoshop, Acrobat and Premier Pro.