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A massive welcome to you all for a year of fun, studying and creating those priceless university memories that you will cherish for the rest of your life. Freshers' Week got off to an amazing start, with our Aston Aunties helping all the students move in and welcoming them to the Aston community...and they’re STILL powering through the days and nights, supporting us and you by being the wonderful students they are.

The SU should be your go-to-place, and we’ve had so much going on; from our most successful Welcome Party ever, chocolate workshops, taster sessions, campus and city tours, Asda trips, as well as all the night events...but we are not done yet! We've got our Freebie Fair on Thursday and our Clubs and Societies Fair on Friday, PLUS Friday's Foam Finale, Antics and Skint on Saturday, and much, much more.

Look out for the VPs and I giving out freebies during the week or pop in to see us in the Students' Union 3rd floor Office. Whatever else you do, make sure you get involved and just have fun! 

Big up to all the Aston Aunties, and a special thank you to some inspirational ones that the VPs and I have noticed; Thomas Seaton, Lydia Harper, Aureelna Attitas, James O’Neil, Kelvin Minguel, Shamil Patel, Amy Jarret, Jack T and all the Captains. 

Lots of Aston love from Reema Quessou, SU President.





Instead of just one Freshers' Fair, this year we have two!

Get all the discounts, vouchers and free goodies you can handle at the Freebies Fair this Thursday in the SU.

Then find out about all the amazing clubs and societies we have on offer, and sign up to your favourites, at the Clubs and Societies Fair on Friday in the SU and Woodcock.

You can find a full list of the Freebies Fair exhibitors at:

Learn more about clubs & societies fair:



Freshers' Week is in full effect, but it’s not ending yet! We still have some amazing events that we want YOU to be a part of, including Drag Queen Bingo, the Foam finale and Antics@Skint to name but a few.

Make sure you don't miss out, and finish freshers' off with a bang!

Freshers events timetable:





The annual Casual/Temporary Jobs Fair will take place on Wednesday 27th September in the Students Union Hall from 10:30am-2:30 pm.

33 Employers are recruiting and waiting for you!

For more information on the employers attending and how to prepare, visit the JobShop Website or speak to the JobShop team on the first floor in the Students' Union.

Check out the event here:





The #1 student discount card brings you over 200 UK student discounts at top brands that you can use online and in store:

10% off at the Co-op
10% off ASOS
Up to 40% off at PizzaExpress
25% off Odeon student priced tickets

It also comes with 1 year FREE ISIC, un-locking over 42,000 international discounts in over 130 countries, including.

30% off Lonely Planet
20% off Eurolines
5% off Homestay!

Buy Today:



The Outreach Team at Aston provide opportunities for students to undertake outreach work in local primary and secondary schools. Our programmes are a great way to give back to the local community whilst enhancing your university experience, developing your leadership skills and making you more employable. 

Interested and want to learn more? Sign up to one of our information sessions by following this link:


Wednesday 4th October, 11am – 3pm, Conference Aston Meeting Suites

The Business Fair is for all students across the University who are interested in finding out about careers in the world of business such as finance, marketing, communications, HR, IT, operations, R&D, logistics and retail.

This is a great opportunity to explore your options and network with employers targeting Aston students!  We have a range of top employers attending this event such as BMW, Microsoft, Capgemini, Deloitte, Unilever, PwC, HSBC and Jaguar Land Rover to name a few.


Participants are needed for a Psychology study paying £10.

To be eligible you must be an English-speaking student at Aston University.

This is a study exploring how different types of people write and read persuasive arguments. On the first visit, you will be asked to complete a short writing exercise, during which you will be presented with arguments on various topics, and then complete some short questionnaires.

This study has been approved by Aston LHS Ethics Committee. Contact Samantha Gregory for more information and to sign up: 






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