Aston University received its Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth II on 22 April 1966.1875
In 1895 the Birmingham Municipal Technical School separated from the Birmingham and Midland Institute. Dr W E Sumpner was appointed as Principal and classes were taught in chemistry, physics, metallurgy and electrical engineering.
At Aston we conduct high-quality research in all of our academic Schools: Aston Business School; Aston Medical School, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Life and Health Sciences, and School of Languages and Social Sciences.
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Aston is a safe campus to live and study and we have a number of systems in place to ensure your safety, security and wellbeing are protected. Student safety is a priority for Aston University and the outstanding service by Aston’s Security Team is recognised through the award of ‘Security Team of the Year 2019’ by AUCSO (Association of University Chief Security Officers).Staying safe and reporting any incidents is the shared responsibility of our whole community and there are some simple steps you can follow to give you extra vigilance and peace of mind.
When you apply for Aston, you have the choice of either a room in a 5 bed or 7 bed flat. These flats are split between 3 buildings, each with similar facilities and proximity to Aston's main building and other campus facilities.
The Residence Tutors are volunteer postgraduate students who assist in ensuring the provision and delivery of an effective system of pastoral care and welfare suport for students resident in Aston Student Village.
If you are interested in this role and have over 12 months until your submission deadline (PhDs only) please apply.
We aim to provide you with “Excellence in ICT services” through high quality systems, technologies and software that support your day to day work.
Student life has both ups and downs, so it's important our students feel that there is always support available should they need it.
We offer a wide range of services geared towards ensuring your time with us is a success in academic, social and personal terms.
Aston University considers itself as one of the main green spaces within Birmingham city centre. With this in mind, the University strives to manage its grounds by enhancing biodiversity wherever possible. The University has a Biodiversity Action Plan and a Biodiversity Code of Practice found on our policy pages. The following are key areas that support the objectives and targets set out in those documents.
Due to the lack of History students, this meant our teaching hours were spent more efficiently in close quarters with meaningful discussions as opposed to sitting in a lecture hall for 2 hours. However the lack of history students means the university aims to shut down my course. This is quite demoralising as it feels there is a lack of support for both faculty and...
I really enjoy studying here. There is a diverse student community and provides a good overall education as well as lab skills. The professors have very engaging and interesting lectures. It is located near the city centre which is a plus and has a great students union. I would have liked it if there was more lab work and practicals other than that everything else was...
The university was good, but not as rigorous as I expected and Corona really ruined my experience
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