‘Get Ahead’ is an engaging online platform aimed at giving you the best possible start to university life and study.

Before you start your course in April 2024, we are running a number of online webinars which are open to all new starters.

There is no need to book. You can join any of the following sessions by clicking on the 'Enter live event' tab on the left hand side at the session start time (UK timing).

To access our events:

  1. Go to Blackboard via: https://vle.aston.ac.uk/
  2. Login using your Aston username and password
  3. Select ‘Courses’ from the left-hand menu
  4. Search for, and select, ‘Get Ahead at Aston’
  5. In Get Ahead, select 'Enter Live Events' from the left-hand menu
  6. Then, select the event title from the list. (Access to the event opens 15 minutes before start time).
G1: Getting the most out of postgraduate study

This session will help you to understand more about the expectations of postgraduate level study and help prepare you for your first assignments. We will discuss how to manage your time effectively and make the most of your assessment feedback. You will also be introduced to some useful resources that can help you with your academic writing.

  1. Friday 19th April, 14:00 – 15:00
  2. Wednesday 24th April, 13:00 – 14:00