Get ahead at Aston
At Aston we want to ensure that all new students have a smooth transition into university life and as such we are launching our ‘Get ahead’ programme, an engaging learning platform to help orientate all new students to life at Aston.
As a new Aston student you will automatically be enrolled on the ‘Get ahead’ programme and will receive information on how to access our virtual learning environment ‘Blackboard’ for the first time. The programme offers a blend of on-campus and online support to ensure that you are prepared for the change in learning style from school or college to university.
Are you ready to ‘Get Ahead’?
At Aston we want to ensure that all new students have a smooth transition into university life and as such we are launching our ‘Get ahead’ programme, an engaging learning platform to help orientate all new students to life at Aston. You can find more information here.
You can access Get Ahead and welcome events using Blackboard, click here for more information.
Our ‘Get ahead’ programme will support you with your academic transition by providing information on:
- How university differs from school or college
- How to make the most of the blended combination of online and on-campus learning
- Understanding your timetable
- Being an independent learner
- Essay writing and referencing in essays
- Time management techniques
- Maths at university
- Finding your voice in class
- Getting the most from working with your personal tutor
- Connecting with others through peer mentoring
- Looking after your health and wellbeing and student support services
- Finding your way around our city-centre campus
We’re proud of our Aston University community and how we look after each other. We have never needed each other more than we do today. Help us to help each other by being considerate to others and behaving appropriately at all times. By working together we can all help to make Aston a safer place.
Together we ask that you:
Show consideration towards other students, staff and visitors. Respect those whose personal circumstances differ from yours, and who may need to adopt different safety measures.
Follow guidance on social distancing and health and safety measures, and adhere to signage and instructions around campus to maximise the safety of yourself and others who are sharing space with you.
Show empathy towards others and be supportive to those in need. Offer friendship, be inclusive, and speak out to a member of the Aston team if you think someone needs assistance.
Face coverings are expected to be worn inside University buildings including circulation spaces, shared spaces, corridors, stairs, lifts and toilets.
If you show Covid-19 symptoms, follow Government guidance to self-isolate, get tested and inform us via Covid19Reporting@aston.ac.uk