The stress of exams and grades is over, it's time to throw yourself into something new and start the next phase of your life as an Aston Student.
This year marks the opening of our brand-new Students' Union, so we have more events than ever to help you settle in and meet new people.

Pre-Arrival Guide

Get your pre-arrival guide guide here. Everything you need on enrolment, Welcome Week and settling in.



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Aston Welcome Week 2020 Timetable

Everything you need to know about the optional fun and social events that are taking place on campus during Welcome Week.

Make sure you check your compulsory academic timetable and attend as many optional events as you like during your free time.


Freqently asked questions

What happens on A-Level/BTEC results day?

UCAS track opens at 08:00 am on A-level results day:

  • Aston will normally have made decisions on your results prior to this time (unless there is missing information or pending GCSEs)
  • On results day, make sure you check your UCAS Track first to see if you have been accepted
  • We can’t give you information about your grades. Your school or college will give these to you.
  • You might get a place on either your firm or insurance choice, depending how well your exams go.
  • You might be offered an alternative by the university – a 'changed course offer' (which you'll need to accept or decline). Please check your emails for any instructions on accepting or declining an alternative offer.
  • You might not get a place, but you can search through UCAS Clearing service to see what courses still have vacancies.
  • Clearing vacancies change all the time – they can disappear and appear throughout Clearing. As soon as Universities change the status of one of their courses, this’ll be reflected in the vacancy search.


How do I view my Timetable?
At the start of the Academic Year your teaching timetable is published as a PDF document to your My Aston Portal (MAP) Student Homepage and will be available to you once you have enrolled or reenrolled. If your timetable isn't available yet, the date that your timetable will be made available to you will be displayed inside the MAP Timetable container.

Once made available to you, your timetable will be updated on a nightly basis to include any changes made by your Academic School, so you must check your timetable regularly to ensure that you are seeing the most recent version of it.

Your timetable is split into Terms or Teaching Periods and the timetable for each Term will be available on MAP shortly before the start of term.


How will my course be assessed?

Assessment for each degree programme is different. They vary by course but may include:

  • Exams
  • Written assignments
  • Oral exams for languages
  • Group work/Presentations
  • Lab work for sciences/Engineering
  • Dissertations/Project work
  • Placement Projects
How do I know my place at Aston is confirmed or definite?
You would have to login to your UCAS track and see if Aston have confirmed your place, once you have an official confirmation on UCAS you can sit back and relax until September!
When do I have to come to enrol?
You have to come into the university to enrol on the 14th or 15th of September. More information regarding enrolment times will be sent to you after your place is confirmed.
What should I do if I cannot come for enrolment on enrolment day?
We encourage everyone to make sure they come in on enrolment day because it’s an important day in starting your university life. However, if you’re having trouble making the required date we will then email you with a final deadline where you can come into the university at any time to be enrolled. If you surpass the final deadline you will then be ineligible to enrol as an Aston University student
How do I apply and pay for accommodation?
You must have formally accepted your academic offer before you apply for our on campus accommodation. For more information on accommodation at Aston, please visit

You can log in and complete the application form via our Accommodation Portal. You’ll need your UCAS personal ID/Aston student ID and your date of birth to register. Once this is done you will have to complete all the stages of the application process, make sure all the details on your application are correct then click ‘submit’. Once submission of the application is complete you will soon receive an email summarising your application.
Are the accommodation fees included in the tuition fees?
No. Accommodation fees are not included in the tuition fees.
Should I wait for the unconditional offer before applying for a CAS and accommodation? 
Students can apply for accommodation with conditional offers; in fact we encourage it.
When is the latest I can submit my IELTS scores/results?
It would be ideal for us if you can submit your IELTS results on the 1st of August, with the latest being before A level results day. If you can’t submit your results during the time scale we would not be able to make a decision on your application. However, if you’re having trouble submitting on those deadlines please send us an email at so we can come up with a solution.
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