Welcome to Aston University
HERE ARE A FEW REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER ASTON UNIVERSITY FOR WHAT IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS OF YOUR LIFE…
World-class university ... world-class city
“Aston is a small university with a big reputation. It was only when I started looking for a graduate job that I realised how true this is...”
Joseph Ingram, Management Trainee, L’Oréal, Aston Graduate 2004
Founded over 100 years ago and a university since 1966, Aston is an old university with a proven history of academic excellence, successfully blending leading-edge research with high quality teaching
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT RECORD
Aston has a graduate employment record that is second to none. From 1987 to the present day, a higher proportion of Aston Graduates have entered employment within 6 months of graduation than any other “mainstream” British University. Aston graduates are highly employable and are targeted by many of the worlds best companies and organisations. In a recent major survey*, Aston graduates were the 8th most likely in the UK to enter “Graduate Level” careers.
*Sunday Times University Guide 2005, UK Graduates, source DLHE/HESA
Over 70% of our students choose sandwich or Year Abroad programmes, gaining valuable, paid experience in industry, business and commerce, integrating theory with practice
Our green campus right in the centre of Birmingham gives our students the best of both worlds – a well equipped, safe campus environment within a vibrant city
QUALITY: WORLD-CLASS TEACHING AND RESEARCH
Statistics and league table rankings prove that Aston offers education of the highest quality and reputation
League Table Rankings 2007
• 13th in The Times Good University Guide (out of 109 UK Universities and Colleges)
• 18th in The Guardian University Guide (out of over 120 UK Universities and Colleges)
• 12 of our 16 broad subject areas feature in the UK’s top 15 Universities in the Guardian and/or Times University Guide League Tables 2006-7 confirming our overall strength.
Aston is known for its friendly, close knit campus atmosphere, creating the perfect safe environment for academic success and a fantastic social life...just ask our students
Living in Birmingham, the UK’s second city, our students have easy access to excellent nightlife, culture, sport, shopping and work in one of Europe’s liveliest and friendliest cities
PLENTIFUL STUDENT ACCOMMODATION
First year students are guaranteed a place in our student residences, all of which are right on campus, with many places available for final year students too.
“Extremely well resourced and geared to top class employment by means of industry contact, study abroad programmes, language combinations and sandwich courses... Aston is one of the key providers to industry.”
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