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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)
    • Student Union

      There is an event almost every Saturday where all drinks are a pound and this is very popular with a lot of students. During...

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      2014, 2nd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Student Union

      There is an event almost every Saturday where all drinks are a pound and this is very popular with a lot of students. During freshers' week there are both night and day events held in the union, some accounting for people who don't drink alcohol, which are favoured by a lot of students

      2014, 2nd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      A few of our modules aren't proving as useful and in some cases a complete waste of time and energy. Academic studies being...

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      2016, 1st year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

      The downside

      A few of our modules aren't proving as useful and in some cases a complete waste of time and energy. Academic studies being one, with a teacher who thought enthusiastic who has no structure in her lessons and finds it hard to answer our questions, meaning certain things were confused in terms of understandings for the assignments. Also problem solving, which though useful, the assignments and feedback strategy have been chaotic, unhelpful and it has been very hard to discern what they wanted from us.

      2016, 1st year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      Sandwich year placement, yet very nicely and surprisingly ive realised I will have to do it for FREE.

      2016, 1st year, Biology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      The library facilities are good as the librarians are co-operative and books are available majority of the time.

      2012, 1st year, Biology

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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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    • The upside

      very close to city center, facilities and very wide cutural ranges

      2013, 1st year, Applied Biology

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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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League table rankings

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