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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 784 comments (197 students)
    • Academic Experience

      The teaching is divided between lectures, tutorials and laboratory which helps to enhance the knowledge of a particular topic.

      2016, 1st year, Mechanical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      providing more facilities to pharmacy students such as course only study space and computer labs during term time

      2012, 4th year, Pharmacy

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    • Accommodation

      The university could do better with informing students of cancellations of lectures/tutorials in plenty of time.

      2016, 1st year, Accountancy

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    • Academic Experience

      12 hours of teaching approximately.Some modules and lecturers are interesting, especially those that utilise technology and...

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      2016, 2nd year, Chemical Engineering

      Academic Experience

      12 hours of teaching approximately.Some modules and lecturers are interesting, especially those that utilise technology and different deliver methods.Studying a law degree means a lot of reading and long essays.Generally most feedback is received in seminars where you can engage with the tutor.

      2016, 2nd year, Chemical Engineering

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    • Accommodation

      lived at home so couldn't really advise

      2012, 1st year, Pharmacy

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    • Facilities

      The student union is not very good, aside from Freshers' week, hardly anyone goes there. The sports facilities are very good,...

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      2013, 1st year, International Business Studies

      Facilities

      The student union is not very good, aside from Freshers' week, hardly anyone goes there. The sports facilities are very good, the gym has just been refurbished and there is a brand new astroturf pitch. The restaurant is ok, but again not many people seem to go there. There are a few outdoor areas, but not loads, as it is a small campus. There are some common rooms in some accommodation, but these are meant for people living in this accomodation; it is sometimes hard to gain access.

      2013, 1st year, International Business Studies

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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

51%

LOW

Varied union activities

65%

MED

Sporty

61%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

73%

MED

Political

45%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Student score 82% MED

Overall student satisfaction

88%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

12,495

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

80%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

16%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

48%

of students are female

Young / Mature

10%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

19%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

60%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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