Our priorities

The University publishes various kinds of information relating to institutional strategy, plans and performance.

The current University Strategy. 'Forward to 2020' sets out the University's mission and the vision for its development over the next decade. The University has an ambitious and exciting Development Plan for the University Estate.

The quality of learning and teaching at the University is overseen by the Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office. The University's Quality and Standards Framework describes the internal processes and procedures for assuring the quality and standard of its academic provision, and includes code of practice statements covering, for example, external examining, degree programme reviews, collaborative provision  and annual review and monitoring modules and programmes.

The University is subject to periodic audits by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and the latest QAA Audit report can be accessed here.

The University maintains a register of Collaborative Provision for Foundation Degrees/Other Programmes and a register of Current International Partnership Agreements. 

Collecting feedback from students on their experiences at the University is a key part of the quality enhancement process. Information about sector-wide student surveys can be accessed here.

Information on the University's equality and diversity policies and procedures, including compliance with Equality legislation, is available here. 

Information about the University's links with employers and what Aston University graduates do after they graduate is made available by Aston's Careers and Employability Centre.

The Research and Enterprise Office provides a link between companies and Aston's academic expertise in areas including Business and Management, Engineering and Applied Science, Languages and Social Sciences, Life and Health Sciences, and Medical Science. It assists companies in attracting industrial and commercial research funding and in managing projects to help develop their business.