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 798 comments (203 students)
    • Creative scene

      It depends. Culturally its very strong

      2014, 3rd year

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    • Accommodation

      Living at home, but the city is very student friendly. Everything you could need can be bought within about 10 minutes walk...

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      2013, 1st year

      Accommodation

      Living at home, but the city is very student friendly. Everything you could need can be bought within about 10 minutes walk from campus.

      2013, 1st year

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    • Academic Experience

      My course is challenging in a positive way. Some aspects are easier than a-level and some parts of the course are a lot harder...

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      2016, 2nd year

      Academic Experience

      My course is challenging in a positive way. Some aspects are easier than a-level and some parts of the course are a lot harder than any previous exams I've done. There is a mix of assessment types - for example essays/multiple choice exams/open book exams/closed book exams. The feedback from tutors is minimal at times on coursework and no feedback on written exams at all. The facilities in the business school are first class and the teaching facilities are modern and comfortable.

      2016, 2nd year

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    • Facilities

      There are social facilities throughout the uni which is great when you have group work to do as it's really easy to find places...

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      2012, 4th year

      Facilities

      There are social facilities throughout the uni which is great when you have group work to do as it's really easy to find places to work. The university cafe is a convenient and cheap place to buy food. The great thing about Aston is the size of the uni, it's great to actually get to know people so easily and see them around all the time and therefore has a great community feel. The Gym is on campus and is big and modern with great facilities and so many fitness classes to choose from. There are a range of memberships to choose from which can cater to different requirements and budgets. The plan is to rebuild the students union in the next few years and I think when that's completed Aston will be a fantastic uni to be a student at.

      2012, 4th year

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    • The downside

      Lecturers/teaching - we were unable to have module choices due to a lack of lecturers.

      2013, 2nd year

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    • Academic Experience

      The organization of the uni also the fact that the promises made online are not real once you get on campus.

      2016, 1st year

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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
Student score 84% HIGH
% of graduates in work or further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED

Overall student satisfaction

90%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

11,065

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

79%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

16%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

48%

of students are female

Young / Mature

11%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

23%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

59%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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