Engineering and science lie right at the heart of human endeavour. We
respond well to substantial challenges; they inspire us to try things
out, to build models and prototypes, to stretch the boundaries of what
is known, to learn from our failures, and in so doing to advance
knowledge and to better the world.
High quality skills in engineering and the application of science are
increasingly critical for our future - our individual futures, our
collective futures as citizens of different countries and geographies,
and indeed, the future of the world. We face enormous global
challenges, and we need our engineers and scientists to be well trained
and intensely focused on finding solutions. It’s a good time to be an
Aston University has a long tradition in engineering and applied
science with many distinguished graduates reflecting that proud and
successful tradition. I am proud of our achievement in the recent Research Assessment Exercise. It speaks to our strengths – but equally importantly it speaks to our future potential.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science has been very successful
in helping our students find interesting and stimulating placement
opportunities. Our Matrix-accredited Careers Service provides
outstanding support in helping our graduates find rewarding positions.
The School is very well engaged with our regional community.
Nevertheless, we are constantly exploring ways we can improve in all of
Our Vice-Chancellor has presented us with a substantial challenge with the vision of Aston 2012.
As good engineers and scientists do when faced with an important but
difficult challenge, we will rise to it. We will do more though - we
will also make material contributions to the global challenges facing
our discipline. We will lead, and we will partner aggressively.
Come and join us on this exciting journey!
Please feel free to contact me directly at EAS_Dean@aston.ac.uk
- or contact specific individuals in the School