Student Guide to Aston Part I

2014-06-12 12.09.34As I write this I want to be fully confident and articulate myself with the wisdom that comes from nineteen years of being on planet earth and blah blah blah.
And yet I realise I genuinely don’t know much and have so much to learn yet! I have in my possession a years worth of pharmaceutical knowledge. I study pharmacy …
A years worth of living away from home…about to add another ..
A years worth of beautiful memories

Ladies and gents I am excited to welcome you to my student guide to Aston. My little Gem of Birmingham, and my second home. Aston university is nestled right in the centre of Birmingham which is a live and thriving city I will discuss in a few blogs to come.

Convenience at your door

One thing Aston has is the perfect location and the perfect size and the perfect student atmosphere. Aston is that place that has it all at your door step. The high end fashion shops are only a few minutes walk away, places to get your groceries …also a few minutes walk away. The ideal venues to go out on a friday night are also a few minutes walk away…what more could one ask for. Astons location omits the stress of having to get buses to go and have a good time or to go and do the weekly shop. I always found myself heading to the city centre for some retail therapy not because I was stressed but simply because I could…its that close!


 Aston has this unique feel I cant really explain, but I have felt its absence during the summer holidays. I can recall the 8:50 rush as we all made our way to lecture, the 12:00 wave of people exchanging between lectures and lunch, the 9:00pm laughter as we all prepared to go out on a friday…or whatever other day of the week when there was a student event 😛 . I think the atmosphere is neither threatening nor intimidating in fact its welcoing and warm! You will never feel out of place.


Aston is home to people from many walks of life. I once watched this project where it showed that we all wear different shoes, some old, some new, some comfortable some not, some colour…some not. Regardless of this…each pair of shoes shows that we are all different. we have walked and come from different paths, and yet we are a single united community. Thats what I love about Aston. So many shoes, so many stories, and yet a single thriving community.


I guess maybe in the next we will explore the day one experience, societies and other random stuff including my course, but maybe the take away message for today from would be I really enjoyed coming to Aston. Some would say its small but they say the best things come in the smallest of packages and thats what makes me love Aston that little bit more 😉