Aston University

49th  in Freshers' Weeks

Reviews

Anonymous

I live in a student house in handsworth and commuted everyday so I felt like I missed out on quite a bit. I did enjoy what I took part in. Would be a better experience if you lived on campus/stayed with someone on campus.

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Anonymous

Moving in was very fast and easy. The events for freshers week were very fun and i got to make lots of new friends.

Tegan Daughtrey

My move in experience was good as I was on the 3rd floor so it was possible to walk up the stairs with some things. Get there early or late as the que for the lift was horrendous. There were auntys who were other older students helping us and they were nice telling us what was on. Meeting new people didn't go very well as I got a bad flat and no one really talks which lead to it being hard to find other friends as most found friends through their flat. My advice is not to buy any wrist bands the naughty horse one seemed good but others are a waste of money as you are fixed to where you can go and this also affected making friends as we didn't want to have wasted our money . The bar crawl was really good. My tips are to join some society's as they help find friends and really just dive in on your course . Meet you're flats near you as well knock and introduce yourselves

Anonymous

Being in the 2nd city of the UK, there was always something going on. Whether it was Student Reps going with groups of freshers going to Broad Street every night, or the campus tour which is currently being renovated still. I was surprise how modern and sleek the rooms looked, digital keys, wide and opening kitchen spaces and decent sized closet. Overall, I think the activities could have been a bit more varied, that being the reason why it haven’t given it a 5 stars. Otherwise, if you liked partying and already had an idea of what societies you liked then you didn’t have any problems.

Anonymous

Don't go Aston SU it's pants . Please go arcadian more than you go broad street as that is where all of the bad bs are located ! Broad street will get a bit dead by Christmas

Anonymous

Good freshers week. More focus on clubbing but with recent reviews that is changing. International welcome is pretty well organized. Get ready to have the most wonderful time in your university life

Anonymous

All the staff and students were sound on move in day, as long as you out yourself out there and get ready to leave your comfort zone for a bit, it'll go well and you'll meet some great people!

Anonymous

My freshers experience was amazing. Aston really pulled out all the stops to make me feel welcome as a fresher. From free food stalls to the plethora of societies that aston has to offer, you can be certain that freshers week is full of things to make you feel integrated as an aston student

Anonymous

Not great events, racism very prevalent, move in easy, hard to meet new people. Best advice is to join as many societies as you can & try to make friends in lectures fast

Anonymous

Ok, some good events. All a bit too gimmicky though. Not enough events for casual drinkers. I'd recommend seeing Birmingham's less known events, there's never a shortage of them around the place.

Anonymous

I loved freshers, met some of the coolest and dopest people, thought it would be a difficult transition from college to university, bit it wasnt! It was a week off getting to know everyone, bonding, meeting your course mates, Aston made it a wonderful experience! For those joining next year, its a breeze! You will love anywhere you go and will make the best of friends, goodluck!

Anonymous

Moving in day was a bit of a task because of the weather and long queues but the students that were helping out were so lovely and they made the experience much better. The SU had prepared loads of day activities and night events for freshers week, as well as the individual societies having their own freshers events that you could attend. My tips are to go to as many events as possible and join as many societies as this means you can meet new people and make friends. Also don’t bring to many things!! I practically brought my whole room with me to uni and there may not be as much space for the things you actually need. And lastly remember to enjoy yourself, your first freshers is a unique experience and you should go out and enjoy it.

Anonymous

Freshers was everything I was told it was going to be. I went out in the mindset that I'd try and meet as many people as i can. I did all of the major clubs as i could. Months later and i am mates with them all and im loving uni

Anonymous

Freshers was everything I was told it was going to be. I went out in the mindset that is try and meet as many people as i could. I met reps and did all the major clubs and definitely met loads of people. Months in and they're my best friends and i I'm loving uni.

Anonymous

Freshers week was a very positive experience for me as the move in was very easy due to the help of the first love Aston society which helped move my bags into my accommodation and direct me to where I had to be to enroll. The enrolment process took no more than an hour which I found very easy as I was expecting to wait much longer. The nightlife was incredible with countless bars, clubs and raves to chose from in Birmingham. I also met people throughout the week that have become some of my best friends and have moulded my overall uni experience

Anonymous

Moving in was great and everyone involved within this transition was very friendly and helpful. On top of that a lot of starter packs were provided to ensure that I knew what I was doing and I was told what to do if I needed any help. There were many different types of freshers events on to meet new friends.