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Newsletter Week 18






The University and College Union (UCU) has announced that it will be taking industrial action, which may see Aston University staff, who are members of UCU, striking for up to 14 days (staggered over four weeks), with the first day set for the 22nd February.

Aston Students’ Union, as a student-led organisation, consulted with our members to determine the Union’s response to this action. Click here for details of our response


If you know a member of staff or a Student Rep that deserves recognition, here is your chance to make that happen! Nominations are based on quality, not quantity. 

Submit a nomination to be in with the chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher, or one of five £10 Amazon vouchers!


Has your course rep done an amazing job so far? If so, nominate them as the course rep of the month! If they win, they will receive a £10 Amazon voucher, and a chance to be featured in the newsletter!


It's been a fantastic week...and it's not over yet!

Tonight (Thursday) we have the Spanish Society's Sangria Night in B4 Bar, Friday is International Karaoke, and Sunday we have events to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Find out more at


Your Leadership Race Elections are about to start,  with only 1 week to go until voting opens. Here is what you need to know:

Monday 19th Feb (Noon) – Candidates' names released

Thursday 22nd Feb (09:00) – Voting open at

You could win £100 – just vote before 1 pm each day to be entered into a prize draw to win £100 that day. (Handy hint: if you vote on the first day there will only have been 4 hours worth of voting instead of 24 hours)

Click here for details of when you can meet the candidates


With most halls charging over £100 and some nearly £200 per week you could save thousands of ££££s by considering Aston Brook Green for your choice of accommodation next year.  ABG is only £2,876.50 for 53 weeks, and we will allow you to sub-let the summer vacation which could save you a further £500+.

There are 18 three-bedroom and only 1 four-bedroom flats available. Please see for further details.


WIN £500!

Share your accommodation experience for a chance to win £500 cash or one of several runner-up prizes of between £25 and £50.

Make a real difference! Your opinion does matter.

Take the National Student Housing Survey now at:


Want to be part of starting up a business? Interested in delicious, ethically sourced grub?

The Students’ Union has recently secured a grant to start an enterprise making and selling soup. If you’re interested in business or sustainable food, drop Alice an email (

Click here for the roles available.



PLAY: Sport

A new way for Aston students to play some sport in a non-competitive, fun and social environment. There is no commitment just book or turn up on the day for:

Men’s Futsal - Women’s Futsal - Badminton - Running

Let us know if there are other activities you want and if we get enough people interested we will look into running them.

Find Out More & Book


2nd year students! Every Wednesday during this term Careers+Placements will be running placement workshops. The workshops will cover assessment centres and interview preparation. Choose the relevant workshop for you. For more details visit Aston Futures event calendar:



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