If you have applied to Aston University for 2013 entry via UCAS, you'll find some important reminders and useful information on this page.
We wish you every success in your exams and hope to welcome you to Aston soon!
If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us, stating clearly your name, degree applied for and UCAS personal ID number. Please also ensure that "aston.ac.uk" is listed as a trusted sender on your email provider.
We have 3,000 student rooms on campus, all of which are en-suite. Our accommodation is all on campus within 5 minutes walk of the shopping, social and travel attractions of Birmingham city centre as well as all other campus facilities. Our accommodation is modern, safe and secure, in an unrivalled location. Most Aston University Scholarships offer a choice to reduce accommodation fees, making living on campus in first year even more affordable.
At Aston you are guaranteed a place in university-managed campus residences for your first year of study providing you:
Applications are open now with a deadline of 31st July 2013. All students who are holding Aston as Firm or Insurance Choice are welcome to apply for accommodation on campus. Our full allocation policy is here.
Aston University has been ranked 5th in the UK and 1st outside London for the percentage of graduates entering employment who achieve graduate level jobs in the Sunday Times University Guide.
The Guide goes on to say “Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research” is one of the more memorable university slogans and Aston is in a better position than most to back up its prospectus claims. Not even Oxbridge can boast a higher proportion of students gaining graduate level jobs on departure. Aston’s 87.7% is bettered by just four institutions and shows a clean pair of heels to the likes of Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol and Durham.
The 2012 High Flyers survey confirmed again that Aston is amongst the top 20 UK Universities targeted by the top graduate employers.
This ranking is particularly impressive because we are a relatively small University with 9,000 students compared to over 20,000 at some UK Universities. Aston is large enough to have a wide range of students, facilities, activities, clubs and societies but small enough to be genuinely friendly and on a "human" scale.
"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 – every company I spoke to had hired Aston graduates in the past and had been very pleased with them". Joe, Aston Graduate
The majority of students at Aston take a placement year, sandwich course or a year abroad programme, gaining valuable work and cultural experiences.
Unlike some other universities, the placement year at Aston is not a “bolt-on” year, it is an integral part of your degree for which you are prepared in your second year and encouraged to look back on in your final year.
According to UK government data Aston has one of the highest percentages of students enrolled on sandwich courses or year abroad programmes in the UK (HESA PI data) and is one of only 4 UK Universities where more than 50% of students take this valuable option as part of their studies.
A placement year enhances your graduate employment prospects and can help you make more informed career decisions. Around one in four of our placement students are offered graduate jobs by their placement employer.
Studying in the UK’s second city, you'll have access to excellent nightlife, culture, sport,
shopping and work.
Our unique campus location right in the centre of Birmingham means that you get the best of both worlds - campus life, in the heart of a fantastic city.
Find out more about Birmingham - home to 65,000 students!
Aston University is undergoing an ambitious multi-million pound campus investment plan consisting of new development projects and research centres over the next few years.
The Woodcock Sports Centre has undergone a major refurbishment which has transformed the historic Woodcock Sports centre into a modern, vibrant sports centre. Facilities include a 25m swimming pool, brand new changing facilities, an extended gym and a new 2 storey dance and martial arts studio.Phase 2 of the Woodcock Development (new sports hall, squash courts and changing faciliites) is due to open in April 2013.
Phase 1 of our new student accommodation opened in September 2010, with over 1,300 brand new ensuite bedrooms. We are currently working on Phase 2 of the project, which is due to be completed in 2013 to provide 1,000 additional rooms.
Phase 1 of the Aston University Library refurbishment opened in 2010, greatly enhancing the study, social, access and group work space.
Aston University will be offereing a range of scholarship programmes to support students, whatever their background.
Further information regarding 2013 student finance
Student Finance England
International Student Fees and Finance
Contact points for Admissions queries
Aston Business School – firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Engineering and Applied Science – email@example.com
School of Languages and Social Sciences – firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Life and Health Sciences – email@example.com
General Undergraduate enquiries – firstname.lastname@example.org
0121 204 3000 (University Switchboard)
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