Useful Services


Support Facilities at Aston for Exchange Students

At Aston University there is a range of support services available. Highlighted below are a few of the key support services.

Library & Information Services (LIS) provides a comprehensive service to support learning and research needs throughout your study here at Aston. The Library provides books, journals, reports and statistics for students to consult and borrow. Many of the journals and other sources of information are also available electronically.
0121 204 4525 -

The Learning Development Centre (LDC) offers a range of support options for all aspects of your academic study and key study skills, from group sessions, one to one sessions and drop in support sessions. The LDC is based on the first floor in the Library.
0121 204 3040 -

Academic Writing Skills support is available to all students at Aston University. This support includes a Royal Literary Fund Fellow and Writing Mentors who are based in the Learning Development Centre.

Aston University’s Careers and Employability Centre is available to all students offering careers guidance and support in creating CV’s, completing application forms and preparing for interviews.

Careers+Placements provides advice and guidance on gaining part-time work in the UK:
The JobShop provides reliable part-time work exclusively for students at Aston University, giving students the opportunity to earn money around their studies and improve their employability skills.
For further information please see the Job Shop website:

Once enrolled, students will also be able to access the Aston Futures database to search for work placements and graduate opportunities in the UK and overseas using their Aston login details

Health Care

All students at Aston University are able to access Health Care. EU students should obtain a European Health Insurance card prior to arrival.  Students from non-EU countries should ensure that adequate health insurance cover is purchased before coming to the UK.

Halcyon Medical is based at 24 Martineau Place in the centre of Birmingham. We encourage all students to register with the practice as soon as you arrive at the University. All students who attend Aston University for six months or more will be able to register with the Health Centre.  Students who attend for less than six months will not be able to register with the Health Centre, but will be able to attend free of  charge for advice and treatment.
Telephone 0121 203 9999

There is also a dental surgery and an optician on campus.

Please click on the following link for more information in relation to healthcare for International students, particularly for those on courses less than 6 months in duration: Heathcare information for International students


We have excellent Sports and Recreation facilities at Aston University, especially for a University of our (relatively small) size. We have two sports centres on campus including 25m Swimming Pool, all-weather floodlit pitch, two large sports halls for a massive range of indoor sports, squash courts and a brand new Cybex Fitness Centre and Gym. Outdoor sports are catered for at the Aston University Recreation Centre, a 45 acre facility 5 miles from campus. Facilities are open 7 days a week.

At Aston, there is also a wide range of Sports Clubs and Societies which are open to all students. Some clubs and societies offer a discounted membership for exchange students.

For further information about the facilities at Aston, please visit the Sport Aston website.

Academic Support

Within Aston Business School, there are a number of sources of support all dedicated to helping you get the most out of your time studying at Aston. As well as all academic staff offering “Office Hours” every week, where you can sign up to chat to them about the academic aspects of your time at Aston University, we also have Personal Advisors. Personal Advisors are based within the Undergraduate Office and are available for you to talk to Monday to Friday, throughout the year.

Money and Banking

Please click here to be taken to our webpages devoted to information for international students regarding opening a UK bank account.