Aston University

Birmingham | West Midlands

City Campus

Ucas code: A80

At Aston we are dedicated to developing people and ideas that will shape the businesses and communities of tomorrow. Aston is ranked as the top UK University outside London for graduate employability, and is in the top 10 UK universities for producing millionaires. The Aston Student Village is transforming accommodation and the redeveloped Woodcock Sports Centre offers top sports facilities.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 460 comments (131 students)
    • The upside

      great range of societies, good on campus accommodation

      2013, 2nd year, Optometry

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    • Creative scene

      It depends. Culturally its very strong

      2014, 3rd year, International Business Studies

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    • The upside

      Being in the city centre is great as nothing is more than a 5 minute walk away. There's a very inclusive, family feel about...

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      2013, 1st year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

      The upside

      Being in the city centre is great as nothing is more than a 5 minute walk away. There's a very inclusive, family feel about the university as it is so small

      2013, 1st year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      The student body should become more academic. People are concerned only by results, not by knowledge received.

      2012, 2nd year, Management Studies

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    • Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching I have each week is fairly good - not too busy. Concerning the content of my course, it is very...

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      2013, 1st year, Accountancy

      Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching I have each week is fairly good - not too busy. Concerning the content of my course, it is very interesting but also challenging as we don't get as much support as for example, in school etc. The type of work we are required to do include essays, test, exams as well as workshops. The feedback we receive from tutors is very good as it clearly states the areas for improvements which allows me to perform better next time.

      2013, 1st year, Accountancy

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    • The upside

      equipments, IT, software system, uni fee does not increase overtime

      2012, 4th year, Business & Administrative Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

52%

LOW

Varied union activities

66%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

77%

MED

Political

43%

MED

Sporty

65%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% MED
Student score 81% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

10,985

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

74%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

13%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

48%

of students are female

Young / Mature

10%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

30%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

62%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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