Author: Kamran Ali

Digital Ambassadors do A-Levels

All because a group of students study the same degree programme, doesn’t mean they have all taken the same route. There are many different ways to get into the course of your choice, here are how our Digital Ambassadors ended up at Aston! George: After getting some abysmal AS Level results, a lot was riding on how well I did in retakes as well as final A Level results. I studied Business Studies, ICT and History (a mix bag I know!) and the AS grades I got for them were D, D and C respectively. Aston required three B’s (BBB)...

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How To Sleep The Night Before Results Day

Everyone tells you the same thing, “Make sure you get enough sleep before results day”. Sounds simple enough doesn’t it? But then bedtime rolls around and you find yourself unable to drift off to dreamland. You toss and turn but you just can’t fall asleep! No need to worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are our 7 tips to getting a good night’s sleep before Results Day. 😴 1. Have a hot drink 🍵 Okay so this sounds like something your nan would tell you, but it works! A hot drink just before bed makes you feel all warm...

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Ultimate Results Day Playlist

It’s Results Day! The day you’ve been waiting/dreading for what feels like the last 173647684 days of your life. Your head’s all over the place and you don’t know how to deal with it. Luckily for you, we do! All you need is a little tonic for the soul – music. So here it is, our Results Day Playlist! Guaranteed to make Doomsday bearable, and maybe even enjoyable.   1. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor 🐯 If it’s good enough to get Rocky ready for the biggest fight of his life, it’s definitely good enough to get you ready to...

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The 4 Best Burritos in Birmingham 🌯🌯🌯

Brum is full of a mix of food diversity, including burritos🇲🇽. You can do anything with a burrito; cuddle🤗, cradle👐, eat🍴. If you say you don’t like them then you’re a liar. Here are my four favourite places for the best cuisine money can buy.   1. Mission Burrito One of my favourite places to go on a Wednesday is Mission. Student Wednesday give 30% off their meal with a student ID🤑. That alone is enough to give it a try – if you like your fillings to be juicy then this is your place. The burrito is often dripping...

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How to make friends during Freshers’ Week

It doesn’t matter if you’re a Brummie or if you’re an international student, everyone gets that same anxious feeling. If you are worried about making friends, you’re not alone. 1. Facebook Groups I managed to find a group chat with people doing my degree the month before I was due to start. I added them on Facebook and before I had even stepped on campus, friends I’ve still got today. If you get nervous when you’re in a new environment, you can use the official Facebook group for Aston Freshers or search for your halls groups on and have a chat with...

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