Author: Zahra Jussab

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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How to beat the Freshers Flu!

Many people think the freshers flu is just a myth, but fact is… it’s real and believe you me you will wish you had taken this blog a little more seriously. What causes the freshers flu? Lack of sleep Junk Food Alcohol (let’s be honest, with all this freedom, I’m sure you’re downing more shots than you would at home) Mingling – Germ Alert Stress Home Sickness The freshers flu is likely to have you clinging to your duvet, tissue box, paracetamol and the worst of it… antibiotics! So, how can you beat it? Easy, just follow these tips...

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Notes to my first year self

Don’t be nervous, it’s going to be the best year of your life … Travelling an hour to Birmingham, leaving behind (kind of, maybe a little exaggerated) what I’ve called home for the past 18 years, to settle in a city I barely knew for the next four years, I was beyond excited and slightly nervous. I was fortunate enough to be moving in with my friend, while having the rest of my friends joining the same uni and pretty much living in the same block! But like any time of your life, you sometimes look back and think...

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