The Guardian university of the year 2020
The Guardian university of the year 2020

Students from over 120 countries choose to study at Aston University - a safe and friendly campus enjoyed by a global, multicultural community. Birmingham is one of the UK’s most diverse cities and home to an unrivalled cultural heritage, top sporting events, music, performing arts and outstanding world cuisine.

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TEF Gold

A new Government league table, The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), considered to be a game changer for UK universities due to its unprecedented emphasis on teaching quality and student satisfaction, has given Aston University a Gold award – the highest possible accolade. TEF, published on 22 June 2017, found that students from all backgrounds achieve ‘consistently outstanding outcomes’ at Aston, with very high proportions of students going into highly skilled employment or further study.


Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Our mission is to be the UK’s leading university for students aspiring to succeed in business and the professions, where original research, enterprise and inspiring teaching deliver local and global impact.

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Athena SWAN 

Aims to achieve a better gender balance in Higher Education Institutions. Society is 50:50 men and women but our staff numbers (academic, teaching and research and professional, technical and support) are not so well balanced, particular in some schools. 

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