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My journey to Aston | Guest blog from Alexandre Albergaria

My journey to Aston University began with a dream: doing a Masters in TESOL. To explain that dream I would have to go back in a time a bit. My love of the English language dates back to my childhood, watching my father’s favourite movie with him – James Bond. Undoubtedly, Sean Connery was the best actor ever to play the British secret agent, but that is a discussion for another day!  I found the English language fascinating; James Bond was so suave. His confident demeanour and the way he spoke was intoxicating for me. I wanted to speak...

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My placement so far | Guest blog from Marija Liuzinaite

Your placement year is like test driving a new car – sampling something that could impact your life later on whilst still being able to make a decision as to whether or not it’s for you! Find out what guest blogger Marija Liuzinaite got up to on her placement… Hundreds of placement students will be settling in to their new jobs right about now and is an exciting time for some and nerve wracking for others, but hey, it’s a year away from studying!   So, how am I getting on? First of all, be prepared to meet a...

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Meet your Aston Students’ Union Sabbs for 2017/18!

These guys work for you, represent you and make sure your voice is heard. Without further ado, here are your Aston Students’ Union Sabbatical Officers for 2017/18!  Reema – President Hi guys! My name is Reema and I’m your Aston Students’ Union President for 2017/2018. So, I do a lot of things with University Senate and Council and more – making sure your voice is heard! For some not so interesting student responsibilities, I am also on the Board of Trustees and I run Executive Committee. My primary role is to make sure that I voice your ideas, concerns and...

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How to smash Clearing

There’s no getting away from it, Results Day is a roller coaster of emotions, full of ups and down and twists and turns. For some of you, you’ll be reaping the rewards of months of hard work. For others, things might not go as planned. Fear not, the Aston Life team has got some great advice to prepare you for what lies ahead: 1. Research It’s a stressful time for everyone, even if you didn’t get the grades you wanted to get. The more preparation you can do for different eventualities you can do, the better you will be...

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