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


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Connect with Aston Alumni Professionals

Would you like practical advice and career insight from our alumni? Our Professional Alumni Link Platform enables you to pose questions to our alumni professionals using a dedicated and secure platform Unibuddy)to support your professional development and awareness of a career, job role or industry sector you may chose as a future career.

Our professional alumni volunteers will use their own experience of their role and industry sector to answer your questions so you get a clear insight into the reality of working in their industry sector whilst also starting to build your professional network.

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Alumni Chapters & Groups

Connect with Aston graduates local to you by joining an Aston Alumni Chapter.

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Blackbaud Data Security Breach
You may have heard about a significant data security incident affecting Blackbaud, one of the world’s largest providers of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems for the not-for-profit and Higher Education sectors. Aston University uses a Blackbaud system – RENXT – to record engagement with members of the University community, including alumni, their extended networks and supporters.

In July 2020, Blackbaud announced that they had been victim of a ransomware attack where their security had been breached and data for some customers had been accessed and removed.

Blackbaud has informed Aston University that it is not affected. Nevertheless, we are monitoring the situation and Blackbaud’s investigations and response closely, as data security is extremely important to us.

You can view more information about our use of data protection and Aston’s Privacy Notices.
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The scholarship reduced my stress and allowed me to have a well-rounded university experience. Without the need to work at a minimum-wage job I have had more time for studying and learning.