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Newsletter Week 6






Eek, it’s week 5! Next week is week 6 or also known as reading week to many. We are working with the University on Aston Accelerator which is a week-long of activities and workshops that will help you all become more employable in your futures. The Student’s Union has different themes for each day. You can read about these below with the activities and events described! Apart from this, it is also HALLOWEEN ON TUESDAY 31stOctober! Tomorrow we have our Halloween Skint – dress up very scary to win prizes and take our special “trick or treat” shots at the bar! Please stay safe in costumes when out next week, keep on the lookout for any suspicious activity and use reading week to catch up on everything for University…. See you all soon


Much SU President love, Reema


President: This week I had the most exciting opportunity of meeting the Lord Mayor of Birmingham. It was great to see how keen she was in listening to all of the Presidents from around the city regarding issues such as student safety, development, the Commonwealth games and much more.

 VPW: This week I went to the NUS zone conference, where many of the SU's gathered together to discuss student issues and how we are looking to solve them.

VPSA: The re-freshers fair has been my main priority the week as finding the right clubs/societies for people who missed out last time is one of my goals

VPE: I have been conducting and organising rep training this week to ensure that the reps have the tools needed to conduct their role appropriately.



Next week, we are hosting a number of events to coincide with the Aston Accelerator. The SU will be highlighting students who have gone on to do great things after university and how getting involved with extracurricular activities can benefit your future, whether that be starting your own business, getting your dream graduate job or a part-time job while studying at university. So, keep an eye out for later this week for more information.






Now we are halfway through the term Sport Aston have reduced the price of the Academic Year Memberships by up to £40.

Join the University Gym on campus and get access to high-quality equipment, experienced, qualified and friendly staff.

Memberships are now only:

Bronze was £159 now £129

Silver Wet was £199 now £169

Silver Dry was £199 now £169

Gold was £235 now £195

Swim was £139 now £119

Swim, Sauna and Steam was £159 now £129


This year we decided to have refreshers early; 23rd - 27th October!
It will be a week filled with events, tasters and meets and greets!

Refreshers Bar Crawl 

Refreshers Pub Quiz

REFRESHERS FAIR!!! -11am-4pm 
It is not too late to join a club or society. Come along, speak to them and join up! 

Refreshers Skint





Do you want to raise a phenomenal amount for a fantastic charity? Aston SU invites you to climb the tallest free-standing mountain in the world in trekking to the summit of Kilimanjaro. This trek will be raising money for our charity partner Meningitis Research Foundation, and includes optional extension trips: a two-day safari and five days relaxing on the beach in Zanzibar.

Interested? Come along to our information meeting on Monday 30th October in MB512 6-7pm to find out more! 
For more info/queries about the trip please contact &



The first Union Council is fast approaching and we are looking for people like you to represent and be the voice of Aston SU. The first council will be held on Monday 6th November (4-6) at the Susan Cadbury Lecture Theatre.

What is Union Council? It is the main decision-making body in your Students’ Union and has the power to pass policy, hold your officers to account and help direct the Students’ Unions.

How can I get involved? All you need to do is visit the council page (link below) and nominate yourself to be a councillor by clicking ‘Stand in Election’

Why should I be interested? Well as little as 50 councillors can make decisions that can affect 14,000 students at Aston and can have an impact on clubs and societies.




Year 2 and Final Year students will hear from influential speakers offering a global perspective on how the future labour market is developing and understand how they can adapt and thrive in their future careers. The Aston Accelerator will be made up of many different events throughout the week to provide the students with different workshops to hone and develop their personal skills.


Aston Students’ Union is holding its first ever Societies Ball!! It is a night to celebrate the success of our societies, and the achievements of Aston University students.

It is our opportunity to thank you for the sense of community that you create at Aston, as you come together for a night to wine and dine, reflect and relax.

You can buy tickets here:





The Environment Team are looking for keen Go Green student volunteers to help with environmental campaigns this year! We would like our Go Green volunteers to run a campaign to tackle the issue of disposable cups at Aston Uni and promoting the reusable mug to both staff and students. As well as running your own campaign, you will also have the opportunity to plan and run your own event during Go Green Week in March. This is a great chance to use your creative skills to make a real difference at Aston! Please contact if you’re interested.






a random walk through engineering science

Make sure you don't miss the next inaugural lecture here on campus!

Tue 21 November 2017

18:30 – 20:00 




For November this year, we want as many Aston students pledging to grow their upper lip fuzz, maybe even a moustaches if you can, and raise some money to support the Movember Foundation. We are that together we can raise £500 to support initiative to stop men dying prematurely from testicular cancer, prostate cancer and mental health.

If you are interested then you can found out more and pledge by clicking here. You can also try our buzzfeed quiz to see what Mo you can grow (click here) or join our justgiving team by clicking here.


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