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Your FREE 'Class of 2024' T-shirt! ??

Final years! It's time to share your thoughts on your uni experience. Take the NSS and grab your FREE 'Class of 2024' t-shirt!

 
Go Green Week is BACK!

Go Green Week is returning on 29th February-7th March with a mission to improve our community's environmental impact. Here are the events you can expect...

 
Let's take care of your wellbeing!

From our most-anticipated Accommodation Fair to our exciting Wel-Fair filled with plenty of activities to help you de-stress and relax - join us next week!

 
Exciting things coming next week! ??

From the Astonbury Launch Party to Union Council, we have a variety of exciting events taking place!

 
2 Weeks Left Until Nominations Close!

Have you thought about running in the SU Elections! Time is running out and this could be YOUR CHANCE to make a difference!

 
Campaigning with Care: Wellbeing Tips from Aston SU

Launching into a campaign journey is exciting, but looking out for yourself along the way is key. Aston Students' Union has some friendly wellbeing tips to help you not just rock your campaign but also keep a smile on your face throughout.

 
A Guide to Viewing Properties Safely

Here's a guide on how to view properties effectively, making informed decisions that suit your needs.
Always Arrange In-Person Viewings:
To avoid rental scams and potential disappointment, always arrange to view properties in person. Physical inspections provide a firsthand look at the property's condition and help you make informed decisions.

 
How to avoid rental scams

Renting a property can be an exciting venture, but it's essential to tread carefully to avoid potential scams. Aston Students' Union is here to help with their dedicated website, offering a secure platform for your housing search. In this guide, we'll walk you through key steps to avoid rental scams and find a reputable lettings agency.

 
Fed up of job hunting?

Hey there!
Do you want to make a positive change on campus? Join the Su as a Student Officer!
But... why should you nominate yourself?
1. Lead the SU
Be a part of running a multimillion-pound organisation.

 
The LUCKIEST Year at Your SU!

It's time leave your make! Nominate yourself in the Elections and celebrate the Lunar New Year with us.

 
Exciting things are coming ??

We've got exciting things in store for you including our Accommodation Fair, Wel-Fair, Astonbury and so much more!

 
3 days to go! ????

Join us on 15th February for our epic Astonbury Launch Party where we reveal the headliner for this year's festival!

 
Astonbury: The RUMOURS are true!

Join our Launch Party on 15th Feb where we announce the headliner at Astonbury!

 
Final Years! It's time to leave your mark!

We want to hear from you! How's your Uni experience been? You can make a difference by completing the NSS Survey and by running in the SU Elections.

 
SU Elections: An opportunity of a LIFETIME!

SU Elections have OFFICIALLY started and it's your chance to run for one of our 5 Full-time Student Officer roles or 6 Voluntary Officer roles.

 
Welcome to 2024 at your SU!

New Year, new opportunities! From SU Elections to Lunar New Year celebrations, there's plenty in store for you in Term 2.

 
Support Available over the Festive Period

The Christmas break can be challenging for many students, but you're not alone. We've put together a list of support which you can access over the festive period.

 
Leaving your flat for the Christmas Break

Are you going away or home for the holidays? Here are just some things you should remember to do before you leave your accommodation...

 
Stalls at Aston Winter Village

Discover the incredible range of food and shopping available at Aston Winter Village.

 
A statement on the Conflict in the Middle East

Aston Students' Union continues to be deeply concerned by the conflict currently taking place in the Middle East. We continue hope to see the violence come to an end. Read more...

 
Did somebody say Aston Winter Village?

AU Ball is back this year! So many exciting things are coming this season...

 
First Years! You don't want to miss this ??

From awesome prize draws to a bake sale supporting World AIDS Day, we have plenty in store for you this season!

 
How did you rate your Welcome Week?

It's time to spill the tea! Did you enjoy Welcome Week? Is there something we could have done better? Complete this survey and win some awesome prizes!

 
Aston Winter Village is coming to campus!

Exciting news! For the first time ever, Aston Winter Village is coming to campus and it's not your ordinary Christmas market.

 
Let's Chat! Win AirPods Pro and so much more!

Want to win a pair of AirPods Pro, Love2Shop vouchers or an Aston hoodie?

Complete the Let's Chat survey before Friday, 24th Nov to be in with a chance to win!

 
What's the BUZZ about? ??

We have plenty of store for you this November including; Diwali, the Accommodation Fair, Remembrance Day event, Let's Chat and so much more!

 
A Strange Collab... What's happening next week?

We have some exciting news for you. Starting from November 13th, we're kicking off not one, but two fantastic events that are going to make this week unlike any other. Get ready for a unique collaboration between the Let's Chat Survey and Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance Week!

 
What To Consider When Looking For Housing

Are you diving headfirst into the crazy world of house hunting? Here's a crash course on the key factors you should consider when embarking on your quest for your ideal student house.

 
LoveBrum Colour Run Hits Campus!

We're looking for runners and volunteers to join our LoveBrum Colour Run on 6th March!

 
New Year, New Opportunities: Elections 2024

Nominations are officially OPEN for Elections 2024 and it's your chance to make a positive difference this New Year! Take a look at the roles available...

 
Just 4 more sleeps! ????

Aston Winter Village is happening next week and we've got more exciting things coming your way! Including your chance to win!

 
Affordable Winter Fun in Birmingham: 5 Must-Try Activities

Winter break is a splendid time to explore the heart of Birmingham without breaking the bank. The city offers an array of delightful and budget-friendly activities that will keep you entertained during the chilly season. From festive markets to cultural excursions, here are five affordable things you shouldn’t miss in Birmingham over the winter break.

 
Fancy a £25 Deliveroo or Just Eat Voucher???

We've teamed up with Cibyl and WonkHE to get the lowdown on what really matters to you. Complete this short survey for a chance to win a £25 Deliveroo or Just Eat voucher!

 
5 Reasons To Attend The Accommodation Fair

Are you a student gearing up for the next academic year? Are you starting to think about where you'll be living? Look no further than the upcoming Accommodation Fair! On Thursday 16th November 2023 at 11am-2:30pm in the Aston SU. With 15 providers ready to showcase their offerings, this event is an amazing opportunity for you to explore housing options.

 
You're in for a TREAT this season! ??

From Halloween to Aston Winter Village, there are many exciting things coming to the SU!

 
Standing Against Antisemitism, Islamaphobia and All Forms of Racism

Aston Students' Union is deeply concerned by the conflict currently taking place in the Middle East. Read the full statement here...

 
Exciting things are coming!

From 'All Things Democracy' to exciting Navratri celebrations, we have exciting things in store for you this month!

 
Get Ready for 'All Things Democracy' at Aston!

'All Things Democracy' at Aston is your time to get in on the action. Whether you're up for being a Student Rep, a Student Voice Advocate, or running in the Autumn Elections, it's all about making a real impact. Plus, you can join the Union Council, where you have a say in how we do things.

 
5 Reasons Why YOU should become a Student Rep!

Becoming a Student Rep is an incredibly rewarding experience! We've outlined 5 top reasons why you should sign up today!

 
Our Well-being Department Turns 1 Years Old!

It's official - our Wellbeing Department has hit the one-year mark!

At Aston SU, we've been tirelessly working to bridge the gap between student lifestyle, academic performance, and the overall student experience. That's why we launched the Wellbeing Department a year ago.

 
VPW Report 2022-23 By Sana Azhar

The VPW Report was written by Sana Azhar, our VPW for 2022-23,  who placed all the campaigns and projects she worked on, during the sabbatical year, in one document.

 
Aston Students' Union Surpasses Sector Average in NSS 2023!

We're excited to announce that Aston Students’ Union has not just met but exceeded the sector average in representing students’ academic interests in the 2023 National Student Survey.

 
Welcome Week Wristbands - Beware of unofficial websites!

It's that time of the year again – Welcome Week is just around the corner, and the excitement is building up! The Welcome Week Night Events are the highlight of this buzzing period, and the wristbands for these awesome nights are now up for grabs. This is your chance to kick off the new academic year with a bang, surrounded by friends and unforgettable experiences.

 
LAST CHANCE! Welcome Week your way

Did you know at Aston SU dreams come true? That's RIGHT! You can design your own Welcome Week so that you can have the best time.

 
Design your own Welcome Week 2023!

How did you rate Welcome Week 2022? Tell us & WIN ??

 
Aston Aunties! We need your help ??

It's that time again! Reunite with the Aston family and help out during Welcome Week 2023.

 
Become an Aston Auntie!

Want to make a positive difference? Volunteer during our Welcome Week and help new students feel at home!

 
PRE EVENT COMMUNICATIONS 2 Astonbury: Everything You Need to Know!

Astonbury is nearly here, we want to ensure you have all the necessary information to make the most of your experience.

 
PRE EVENT COMMUNICATIONS 1 Ensuring a Happy & Safe Environment for Everyone!

With Astonbury coming up on 9th June, we wanted to touch base with some essential guidelines to ensure a memorable and safe experience for all participants.

 
Calling Aston University Staff! Get your Astonbury Ticket!

Join us on 9th June as staff across Aston University will come together to celebrate the end of the academic year.

 
5 DAYS TO GO!

Can you feel the excitement building up? Astonbury is just in a few days and there's still some time left to grab your ticket.

 
LAST CHANCE! Grab your Astonbury ticket!

Tickets are selling SUPER FAST and you seriously can't miss this ULTIMATE summer celebration.

 
Astonbury Artist Lineup ANNOUNCED! ??

Get ready for unforgettable performances from B Young, Live Wires, DJ Simz, Ginny Lemon, John Dalziel...

 
Astonbury: Clubs & Societies Lineup Announced!

Are you ready for Astonbury? We have a fantastic lineup of 16 clubs and societies ready to perform and showcase their skills.

 
Calling all Aston Staff! Join us at Astonbury!

Are you an Aston University staff member? Come along to Astonbury on 9th June!

 
Alumni relive your Aston memories!

Calling all Aston alumni! Reunite with your old uni friends at our Astonbury festival.

 
Astonbury: Early Bird Tickets are now LIVE!

The wait is OVER! Astonbury tickets are now LIVE for the ultimate summer celebration. Read more...

 
It's raining with Awards at Aston SU!

From ASU Awards to Academic Awards, we are celebrating our amazing Clubs & Societies, Student Reps, Members, Academics & Staff!

 
Fun Fair Games at Astonbury

Are you ready for the ride of your LIFE? (pun intended!). Buckle up for Astonbury coming to Aston campus on 9th June. Read more...

 
Astonbury Entertainment - What to expect?

With just 6 weeks to go until Astonbury, we're spilling the beans about Astonbury & the entertainment you can expect to see!

 
Digbeth Dining Club X Astonbury

Have you heard? Digbeth Dining Club have teamed up with Astonbury to bring you the BEST street food vendors in town. Read more...

 
Aston Clubs raise over £7,500 for Movember 2022

We are very proud of our Clubs who came together to raise awareness of men's mental health and physical health in Movember. Read more...

 
Easter Break - Opening & Closing Hours

Find out the opening hours at Aston Students' Union over the Easter break.

 
Blog Post: Moving to Aston University Campus!

Joining University and leaving your family home can be nerve-wracking, but don't worry! We've put together 9 useful tips to help you settle in.

 
48 HOURS TO GO!

Can you feel the excitement building? There are less than 48 hours to go until Astonbury!

 
It's time to celebrate YOUR achievements!??

This term is all about celebrating your achievements! From our Grad Ball event to our ASU Awards, join us as we honour your hard work. Read more...

 
Don't miss this special guest at Aston ????

From an exciting Art Showcase to a guest appearance from a celebrity Chef, BIG things are coming to Aston SU. Read more...

 
PSA: Award Season is almost here!

The Oscars may be over... but the Award Season is just warming up here at Aston SU! Read more...

 
READY.SET.GO GREEN!

Big things are coming this March including; Go Green Week and Varsity!

 
Voted? WIN an iPad, PS5 and more! ????

Spring Elections voting has OFFICIALLY started! Make sure you cast your vote to decide the next leaders of the Students' Union 2023.

 
FREE Bus Pass for Eligible Students

Eligible students can now get a FREE bus pass to help with transport cost.
Read more...

 
Third Party Hate Crime Reporting Centre

Did you know that Aston Students' Union is a third party Hate Crime Reporting Centre recognised by West Midlands Police? Read more...

 
NEW! Vice-President Student Communities

We are excited to announce a 5th Student Officer role, Vice-President Student Communities! Read more...

 
Turkey-Syria Earthquake - Support Available Statement

Aston Students' Union is deeply saddened by the damage and loss of lives caused by the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

 
5 reasons why YOU should nominate yourself!

Have you thought about running in the Elections? This could be the BEST thing you'll ever do. Keep on reading as we give you 5 reasons why you should run!

 
Emergency Union Council (25th January 2023) – Results

Update on the results of the recent Emergency Union Council Vote on the Motion for an additional Student Officer.

 
You aren't ready for this! ?? - Newsletter

From Spring Elections to Strictly Come Dancing, this February is going to be ACTION-PACKED. Read more...

 
Emergency Union Council - Statement

We have an important update regarding the Emergency Union Council which took place on Wednesday, 25th January. Read more here...

 
Become the NEXT leader of the SU!

Want to earn over £22k and become the NEXT leader of the SU? Nominate yourself in our Spring Elections!

 
How Eating Disorders Affect The Way You Feel

What we eat and how much we eat it also affects our mood. For example, when I have chocolate it makes me happy ?? So here is how disordered eating behaviour can affect your mood...

 
How eating disorders affect your body

Disordered eating can affect your body in both big and small ways. Today, we delve in the physical effects eating disorders have on your body...

 
The risky beliefs of Eating Disorders

We have already discussed what causes people to get an Eating Disorder (ED), now let’s identify some myths that people convince themselves are truths and which could increase the risk of engaging in disordered eating behaviour.

 
Hedgehog Awareness

Did you know hedgehogs are officially vulnerable to extinction in Britain, with fewer than a million left? To help resolve this problem, Aston University and Aston Students’ Union have teamed up with British Hedgehog Preservation Society to become a Hedgehog Friendly Campus!

Look out for the Environment and Sustainability Team working with the Students’ Union to raise awareness of the declination in hedgehogs through numerous campaigns.

 
Ho Ho Ho, Let's Get Festive! | Newsletter

Welcome to The SU Times, your fortnightly newsletter which brings you the LATEST events, activities, competitions, and offers taking place in your SU!

 
WIN £250! ?? No Tricks Just Treats! | NEWSLETTER

Welcome to The SU Times, your fortnightly newsletter which brings you the LATEST events, activities, competitions, and offers taking place in your SU!

 
A Gentle Reminder From Our VP Welfare

Aston Students' Union (SU) is concerned for everyone affected by the current situation of countries around the world.

 
Scarily Exciting Stuff Coming This Halloween! | Newsletter

Welcome to The SU Times, your fortnightly newsletter which brings you the LATEST events, activities, competitions, and offers taking place in your SU!

 
Everything you need to know for Welcome Week 2022

Welcome Week is just around the corner, so we've put together a list of 'Top 7 Tips' to help you know what to expect!

 
How to join a Club or Society - Step-by-Step Guide

Want to join a Club or Society but don't know how? It's really simple - let us show you how to do this!

 
Aston Exchange Society Reaches New Heights, Becomes Erasmus Student Network Aston! ??

Exciting news! Aston Exchange Society has hit a major milestone, earning Full ESN UK Section Status and a new title: Erasmus Student Network Aston.

 
Autumn Elections: Vote & Win ?????

IT'S TIME! Vote and choose the next leaders of the SU. By voting, you will automatically enter our prize draw to win some exciting prizes! ??

 
Nominate yourself for the Autumn Elections!

Autumn Elections have officially started! Nominate yourself for one of the 7 different roles.

 
Your Peers Need You! Become a Student Rep!

Are you ready to make a lasting impact on your university experience? Are you passionate about advocating for positive change and ensuring that the student voice is heard? If so, we become a Student Representative of your course!

 
20 HOURS TO GO!! Vote & Win!

Voting closes tomorrow at 12pm! Make sure you cast your vote to WIN some amazing prizes!

 
Astonbury 2023 - Coming to Campus!

It's happening! Astonbury 2023 will be taking place on Friday, 9th June and we can't wait. Read the full statement...

 
PSSTT... You could WIN £250! ???? | NEWSLETTER

Welcome to The SU Times, your fortnightly newsletter which brings you the LATEST events, activities, competitions, and offers taking place in your SU!

 
AstBug! Give Cycling a GO!

Aston University's Bicycle User Group (AstBUG) is here to offer support and information to Aston University staff and student cyclists, as well as those eager to give cycling a go!

 
Mental Health Month | Blog #4

Read the fourth Blog for MHM by your VPW! Let's talk about stress, baby.

 
Mental Health Month | Blog #3

Read the third Blog for MHM by your VPW! AnXIeTY – please send help.
Anxiety seems to be the mental illness that I hear most people confuse with a normal bodily function (worry).

 
Take your time, before you sign!

Looking for accommodation? This an important list of reminders that you must check before you sign your contract. What should you look out for in your tenancy agreement? Our article will take you through this.

 
Mental Health Month | Blog #1

Read the first Blog for MHM by your VPW! Resilience is a word you may have heard thrown around when talking about people who aren’t, or are, coping well with a situation. Having good, strong, or high resilience essentially means you are better prepared for bouncing back from difficult situations.

 
Mental Health Month | Blog #2

Read the second Blog for MHM by your VPW! Low Mood and Depression – how common is it really, and what can I do to help myself and others?

 
ASU Official Ukraine Conflict Statement

Aston Students' Union (SU) is concerned for everyone affected by current global conflict. The Students' Union supports peace and sympathises with the students who are impacted by war across the globe.

Aston SU would like to make welfare resources as accessible to students as possible. We encourage anyone who needs support to reach out, whether that be to the counselling team, advice team, mentors, personal tutors, or module leaders.

 
Speak Week Report

The Speak Week survey was carried out by the Aston SU Vice President of Education 2021- 2022. The survey consisted of a range of questions that uncover the student body’s academic experience at Aston University.

 
Welfare Questionnaire Report

What is causing negative mental health in students at Aston?
-Are students accessing our services?
-Do students feel these services support their well-being?

 
Veganuary | Recipes

We have prepared some special vegan recipes for our Aston students in the spirit of Veganuary!

 
14/01/22 Newsletter | Are you ready for January Welcome Week?

Hello everyone! We would like to wish you a HAPPY weekend!

With January Welcome Week starting next week on Monday 17th January, you have the chance to experience the buzz of Welcome Week all over again!

Make sure to check out what we have going on, and keep your eyes on our fortnightly newsletter to help you prepare for the year!

The SU is here if you ever need any help or advice. You can also check out our Support section for useful resources!

 
January Exam Updates

Below we have left the PDF of the letter to the University team by the SU Exec team.

 
17/12/21 Newsletter | Wishing you a Merry Christmas this Winter Break!

Hello everyone! Today is our last day before the Winter break!
We would like to wish you a HAPPY weekend, and as the countdown grows closer, Merry Christmas to all celebrating!

Make sure to check out what we have going on, and keep your eyes on our fortnightly newsletter to help you prepare for the year!

The SU is here if you ever need any help or advice. You can also check out our Support section for useful resources!

Love from your SU

 
02/12/21 Newsletter | Tis the season for... FREEBIES!!

Hello everyone! We would like to wish you a HAPPY weekend as we enter December. The weather may be getting colder, but we still have plenty left in store for you!

Make sure to check out what we have going on, and keep your eyes on our fortnightly newsletter to help you prepare for the year!

The SU is here if you ever need any help or advice. You can also check out our Support section for useful resources!

Love from your SU

 
18/11/21 Newsletter | GET READY for festivities!

Hello everyone! We would like to wish you a HAPPY weekend as the week comes to an end. The weather may be getting colder, but we still have plenty left in store for you!

Make sure to check out what we have going on, and keep your eyes on our fortnightly newsletter to help you prepare for the year!

The SU is here if you ever need any help or advice. You can also check out our Support section for useful resources!

Love from your SU :)

 
Speak Week – What is it? Why does it matter?

Speak Week is a whole week dedicated to hearing YOUR voice, organised by your Students’ Union Vice-President Education.

 
28/10/21 Newsletter | A SPOOKY WEEKEND! Check this out!

Hello everyone! We would like to wish you a HAPPY HALLOWEEN as the weekend approaches. It's been an exciting month, and we still have plenty left in store for you!

 
Top Apps and Websites for Students!

As your SU, we have taken the time to find the BEST (hopefully) and most useful apps/sites for our students!