Welcome Week at Aston is designed to help you settle into student life quickly, meet new people, and to be a lot of fun! Various magazines and guides rate the Aston Welcome Week to be one of the best in the country.
During Welcome Week, second and final year student volunteers, the famous "Aston Aunties" (male and female), will provide a friendly face to help guide you around the University, show you the sights and answer any questions that you may have.
Throughout the week the Guild organise a range of events to make you feel at home at Aston and in Birmingham, and to make it that bit easier to meet new friends. In 2008 events included bowling, nights out in Birmingham, a trip to Alton Towers, and the always popular visit to Cadbury's World! There are always several walking tours of the city centre to help you get your bearings. The Aston Aunties will point out the best shops, the local supermarkets, the main sights and the best student hang-outs.
At the end of Welcome Week, we have the Freshers’ Fair, which is a chance for all Aston clubs and societies to promote themselves to our new students. It’s also an opportunity for external organisations such as nightclubs, bars, banks and supermarkets to come on to campus and give away freebies to entice you to spend your well-earned student loan with them.