Aston University is very well known for its friendly environment. When I started my PhD programme two years ago I was impressed how welcoming other students were. It was obvious that everyone wanted to meet every single new student to make them feel comfortable and fully integrated at Aston University life.
As PhD programme is completely different from Undergraduate and Master’s degree, it is helpful to meet as many people as possible who are happy to share their experience with you and who can give you a valuable advice.
We are all part of Aston Postgraduate Research Society which was formed in order to bring all research students at Aston together and organize social and academic events during the year. Last week a “Welcome Back” party was held by society members where we could meet to catch up and also introduce new students to our research community.