Author: Zahra Jussab

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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Download these 4 apps before you start uni!

We all have phones that make our lives a lot easier. Ordering fried chicken, checking out when there’s a free washing machine, where our friends are – you can do anything on them. So what are best apps to make your life as a student that much easier? Here are my top four handy apps📱… 1. The Aston App – MyAston  Forget the paper version of your timetable! Just download the app and view your timetable, modules, events and you can even find out how many seats are available in the library via the official Aston app! 2. Just Eat...

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Do I need a TV Licence 📺? Let’s find out…

For some, coming to university without a TV is practically normal. Most of you will probably opt to watch your programmes on your phone, tablet or laptop… but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a TV Licence… you might!When do you need a TV Licence? When you are planning on watching live TV or BBC iPlayer. This includes any device you choose to watch it from, including your TV and Games Console. When don’t you need a TV Licence? You don’t need a licence if you don’t watch live TV. You can instead opt to watch pre-recorded shows, DVD’s, Netflix and...

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How to throw the ultimate freshers party #LIT

Let me break this down for you, here you will get tips, tricks, shopping lists and more, to make sure you don’t throw the least attended party of the year BUT you throw the party that everyone is raving about, even the second years *smirk*.     PICK THE NIGHT Bar Crawls tend to work best for the pre-sessions because everyone is already hyped up about them! It’s also one of the more casual nights where everyone is dressed in their ASTON Bar Crawl tees and ready to hit Broad Street. So why not take advantage of the tight-knit...

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