Welcome Week 2022

Are you ready to ‘Get Ahead’?

Get ahead will support your transition to Aston by helping you:

•    Find out more about how university differs from school or college
•    Make the most of learning on campus and online
•    Get organised for study and become an independent learner
•    Develop your essay writing, communication and referencing skills
•    Work on your maths skills
•    Get the most from working with your personal tutor
•    Connect with others through peer mentoring
•    Look after your health and wellbeing

Get Ahead is available in Blackboard Learn – Aston’s virtual learning environment. Check out our Blackboard Learn help pages to get started and find your way around. To access Get Ahead and Blackboard you will need your Aston username and password. Problems accessing Get Ahead? Email: solve@aston.ac.uk

Ahead of Welcome Week we are offering a series of live online sessions on the Get Ahead platform to help you prepare for university.

The events are free and there is no need to book. Just make a note in your diary and access the event a few minutes before the start-time. View our list of events and how to access them.


Welcome Week Events, January 2022

Monday 17th January 2022LocationTime
Craft CornerThe Good Place, Students' Union10:00-16:00
City CrawlMeet in Student's Union10:00
Martin Luther King Day EventMartin Luther King Multi-Faith Centretbc
Bhangra MondayThe Lounge, Student's Union15:00
Tuesday 18th January 2022  
Craft CornerThe Good Place, Student's Union10:00-16:00
Coffee CrawlMeet in Students' Union10:00-12:00
Exam LunchesMartin Luther King Multi-Faith Centre12:00-14:00
MindfulnessMartin Luther King Multi-Faith Centre12:30-13:15
Games NightThe Lounge, Students' Union15:00
Wednesday 19th January 2022  
Craft CornerThe Good Place, Students' Union10:00-16:00
Digbeth CrawlMeet in Students' Union14:00-16:00
Laughter YogaStudents' Union12:30
Parents' Network drop-inMartin Luther King Multi-Faith Centre13:00-14:00
Story for ThoughtMartin Luther King Multi-Faith Centre14:30-15:00
Pizza and GamesMartin Luther King Multi-Faith Centre15:00-17:00
Clubs and Societies NightThe Lounge, Students' Union15:00
Thursday 20th January 2022  
Craft CornerThe Good Place, Students' Union10:00-16:00
SU Welcome FairStudents' Union11:00-15:00
Exam LunchesMartin Luther King Multi-Faith Centre12:00-14:00
Say Hello to Careers and PlacementsMB518, Main Building13:00-14:00
Knit and NatterMartin Luther King Multi-Faith Centre15:00-17:00
Quiz NightThe Lounge, Students' Union15:00
Friday 21st January 2022  
Craft CornerThe Good Place, Students' Union10:00-16:00
Meet your SU OfficersWelcome Desk, Students' Union12:00-14:00
Muslim Prayer and ReflectionMartin Luther King Multi-Faith Centre13:30-14:20
Heart-fulness meditationMartin Luther King Multi-Faith Centre14:30-15:20
Film NightStudents' Union15:00

Aston Student Union

Your education should be of the highest possible quality and we value student opinions which is why, we ask students to volunteer as course representatives. Being a student rep involves meeting with university staff to discuss feedback you’ve got from discussions with your peers. The Students’ Union provides training and support so that you can perform your role well, develop as a person, and grow as part of a thriving community.

Aston University Student's Union Rep

The work of previous Student Reps has resulted in assessments being marked more quickly, exam policies being made fairer, and the improved provision of course materials, so students’ opinions really can deliver change.

Students' Union sign to become a rep

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