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Newsletter Week 2




We're now into week 1 of term, and most of you will be busy with lectures/ seminars/labs and education, whilst still familiarising yourselves with University life here at Aston. Don’t forget to immerse yourselves in all the different social activities we have going on,and if you'd like to join a club or society, just pop down to the Student Activities Office (1st Floor, Student Union building). Fresher’s Flu, I assure you is not a myth, so take the time to rest and recover after such a hectic start to the term. Remember...there will be nights out every week! 

A big thanks to everyone that attended the Jobs Fair on Wednesday, with some students receiving a job just hours after applying!! Something I read last week on LinkedIn “Don’t work for 8 hours for a company and then go home and not work on your own goals. You're not tired, you're uninspired. WORK ON YOUR OWN GOALS”

Pop into my office whenever needed, see you all soon! Much love, Reema (SU President).




Next week, we are encouraging staff and students to check themselves for breast and testicular cancer. We’ve partnered up with the charity Coppafeel to support you in knowing what to look for, raising money for the cause, and encouraging friends and family to check themselves too. Most breast cancers are discovered through self-checking, and symptoms of testicular cancers can be completely painless.

On Monday 2nd October, we are encouraging staff and students to wear pink in aid of breast cancer awareness month.




So you may have heard Aston got Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – how could you not? It’s on the University website, highlighted around campus and it’s in most of the University’s communications. This little logo may look good, but have you ever wondered what it means?

Click below to find out more about this award:


Aston Students' Union allows you the ability to use many of its facilities absolutely free!

Some fun new additions to what we offer include free table tennis, free table football, and use of the microwave that's been installed in SU Reception. 

The Blue Room now also has sofas installed so students are able to sit in comfort whilst enjoying a Subway, coffee from Einstein's or something from the SU Shop.


Being at University is about more than just attending lectures and getting a degree (although that is obviously important!). It's also about the experiences you have while you're here, making friends that will last a lifetime, and developing skills that will make you more employable.

Joining a club or society can help achieve all this, plus it's just great fun!

To find out more about what's on offer visit Student Activities on the SU 1st Floor or visit


All your favourite tunes, PLUS amazing drink offers.

£5 entry after 10pm.

Full details at


Aston firmly believes in the value of attendance, and its relationship with engagement and achievement is very important.  Attendance at scheduled teaching sessions enhances the experience of all students and provides the opportunity for you to benefit fully from the support and guidance the University offers.

You should ‘check in’ to timetabled classes by placing your uniCARD on readers on entry to all your scheduled teaching sessions including lectures, seminars, tutorials, lab session etc. For any problems, visit The Hub reception or email Further information can be found on the 
MAP Check-in 



We are currently looking for awesome students to join the leadership team, be part of the TEDx Aston University Committee and take the responsibility of moving things forward in a professional yet creative way.  If you think you have what it takes (please think about that for a second!), then we look forward to seeing your application to join the Leadership Team/TEDx Committee.

Please apply here:   



The Placement Coordinators will be running practical workshops for all 2nd year students during the autumn term. However, the more you engage with us, the more prepared you will be for searching, applying and securing your placement. Starting from week commencing 2nd October, the workshops will cover a number of key topics from how to create a good quality CV to how to ace your application and much more! They will run every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-2pm.  

For further information about the workshops visit: 
 Aston Futures.



Careers+Placements have just launched their new and improved webpages. The webpages include lots of useful resources to support you with your career planning, including CV templates, tools to practice interviews and placement support.

Click here to visit the new webpages.

We hope you like them! 



Many employers have early application deadlines for their graduate schemes. Make sure you keep an eye out for these roles and if you need support with your application process, there are plenty of useful resources on our website or book an appointment with a Careers Consultant via Aston Futures.

In addition, this autumn term Careers+Placements will host over 150 employers on campus with their annual careers fairs, skills workshops, employer ‘drop ins’ and practice interviews. 

Aston Students’ Union is a charity registered in England and Wales, Charity no. 1152067, and a Company Limited by Guarantee no. 8497016.

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