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The Official Students' Union Accommodation Support Service

Student Accommodation in Birmingham

Aston Student Homes (ASH) is owned and managed by Aston Students’ Union and is endorsed by Aston University. ASH is the official Students’ Union accommodation support service set up for the mutual benefit of private landlords/agents and Aston students. ASH is not a Lettings Agency and we do not ‘match up’ students with landlords.

However, students are referred to us for all queries relating to accommodation. We advertise a whole range of accommodation including large city developments, traditional houses, self-contained flats/studios, rooms in shared properties, short-term accommodation and homestay properties.

Our aim is to offer a wide choice and to help Aston University students in Birmingham to find good quality private accommodation.

Meet the Team

Ashleigh

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Sam

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Gill

Ashleigh Goodwin

Accommodation Services Manager (The Green)

thegreen@aston.ac.uk

Ashleigh started working at The Green in 2022.

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Sam Suarez

Aston Students Homes Co-ordinator

astonstudenthomes@aston.ac.uk

Sam graduated with a BSc in Dental Sciences in 2008. She realised that she didn’t want to pursue a career in dentistry and so started working here at Aston. Fortunately for us, she hasn’t looked back since.

She first started working at Aston University in 2009 for the Enabling Team as a Student Support Worker. Within a few months, she started working on Reception for the Students' Union Advice Centre. As part of her role, she liaised with local accommodation providers to maintain a database of landlords for students and also helped students with all sorts of issues including academic, money and housing issues.

She is now responsible for coordinating Aston Student Homes and is excited to be able to focus solely on this project alongside Gill Clark. Sam works hard to foster good relations with local landlords, agents and hall providers as well as supporting students with house hunting and a whole range of housing problems. Sam thoroughly enjoys supporting students throughout their accommodation journey so that they can have the best accommodation experience possible whilst studying here at Aston. Sam loves organising events such as Accommodation Fairs and Find a Flatmate.

In her spare time, Sam enjoys dancing, reading, caring for her family and socialising with her friends

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Gill Clark

Aston Students Homes Co-ordinator

astonstudenthomes@aston.ac.uk

Gill graduated from Aston with a BSc in Modern Languages (French and German) in 1981 and then worked in store management for Marks & Spencer until she had her family. Gill couldn’t, however, stay away from Aston and came back to work in the Students’ Union in 1997 as Student Activities Co-ordinator. She spent the next 15 years working closely with clubs and societies and loved every minute. She opted for a new challenge in 2012 and moved to Student Recruitment in the University working with prospective students instead of current ones.

When the opportunity to return to the Union arose, Gill jumped at the chance to work alongside Sam in Aston Student Homes. Although housing is a new area for Gill, she has over 20 years’ experience of working with students. She has a solid understanding of issues affecting young people and great empathy for students as they juggle all aspects of their lives, many away from home for the first time. Having three children who all went to University and lived away from home has further improved Gill’s understanding of housing matters.

When not at work, Gill enjoys travelling, reading, spending time with her family and loves animals.