Author: Zahra Jussab

How to avoid Christmas Dins with your Flatmates 🚫🎄

Christmas, Christmas time is near, time for toys and time for cheer! 🎅🏼 Christmas is coming and your flat probably wants to have a Christmas dinner celebration,*awww*, and you probably can’t be bothered… especially if they’re a bunch of randoms you rarely see. 😴 So here are some tips on how to avoid Christmas with the Flat… shhh don’t share this with anyone! 👀 1. Fake a Christmas Dinner with your actual friends 😇 2. Say you’re working late … and to save you some! 🕰 3. Pretend you’re going home and order a cheeky dominoes well in advance…...

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Doomsday

Also known as Results Day or the day that your life’s work at uni, the partying, the late nights, the overdosing on Domino’s, the crying, the laughter (the list goes on) is all bundled up into one grade… Seems a little unfair but that’s life and you’ll get used to it.  I remember my first ever results day at university, I was nervous as hell and it was a ride or die moment. Firstly, MAP was congested so I couldn’t even log on. While I sat patiently waiting, palms sweating, I had to endure looking at snaps of my peers and listen to...

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Double, Double, Toil, and Trouble …

👻 Halloween is round the corner and we’re feeling the spooks! Find out how you can have the scariest Halloween right here in Birmingham! And then some… 1. Escape Room Would you dare? The Escape Room, Room 13 to be particular, is well … jarring! Take a group of friends and try and crack the code or else there’ll be blood on your hands.     2. The Asylum Spend Halloween in Birmingham’s most haunted venue! Scare yourself senseless at this awesome party! Tickets and drinks are cheap too – take a look by clicking here.      ...

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Cook up a storm this BHM!

As part of Black History Month (BHM), I’ve put together a list of three things you must cook this October! If you decide to give any a go, be sure to share it with us on social media using @AstonUniversity and hashtag #AstonBHM   1. Cook up a storm and make some spicy Beef Patties! A BHM special!   2. Fried Dumplings? Yes please!  3. Jerk Chicken … I’m...

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Black History Month according to our generation!

October is Black History Month (BHM) in the UK so I took the liberty of throwing myself out there to find out exactly what our students think of BHM, asking whether they ‘celebrate’ the month, who their black role models are and why!  Is BHM important to you? “To me Black History Month isn’t as important as it should be, it is something that should be incorporated into EVERYDAY life! Are we supposed to feel special because we get one month out of 12? Erm, no!” –  Kanisha Warrican “Black History Month is important to me because it highlights the achievements of...

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