Aston University

Birmingham | West Midlands

Diverse local nightlife 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 downside

      Student Union events

      2013, 1st year, Strategic Management

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    • Sport

      sports scene is great! lots of sports to choose from including football, badminton, squash and swimming and gym.

      2014, 2nd year, Political Sociology

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    • The downside

      sports facilities i.e. no on campus tennis courts

      2012, 1st year, Chemical Engineering

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    • The upside

      The campus accommodation is very good. It is very nice and close to the university.

      2013, 1st year, Pharmacy

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    • Student Union

      Pounded started last year and fills the union each time because it is so popular - 1 drinks can't go wrong.

      2014, 2nd year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      ok library facility, long queues for some books, limited in terms of sports equipments, good IT and software systems

      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%

HIGH

Political

43%

MED

Sporty

65%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH
Student score 81% MED

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

9,995

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

79%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

14%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

48%

of students are female

Young / Mature

11%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

28%

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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League table rankings

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