Aston University’s graduates go on to great things. We are enormously proud of our alumni who often share similar ambitious traits and follow remarkable and successful career paths. Aston’s pioneering student placement year and our strong industry partnerships are a key part of that success.   


Students also benefit through our professional mentoring programme, gaining an insight into professional life, ensuring they begin their placement year with a solid foundation of knowledge. There are now so many examples of alumni coming back and helping today’s students with their placement year as well as alumni mentoring and helping to grow our students into tomorrow’s leaders.    

“I was delighted to see my mentee grow in confidence and maturity in such a small space of time. That in itself was reward enough but then he secured a placement in his chosen career which was really the ‘icing on the cake."

Sue Chamberlain, Marks and Spencer Plc,
Aston Business School Professional Mentor


With over 5,000 students and the largest School on campus, Aston Business School is ranked in the top 20 most prestigious in Europe. The MBA programme is ranked in the top 10 in the world for return on investment. Academics in Aston Business School are working with industry to transform the way business, customer engagement and employee retention is done. As the School is separated over different sites on campus, we now need prestigious facilities fitting for a global brand to bring all of this together. The planned new facilities at Aston Business School will nurture and encourage student and academic interchange and continue produce the business leaders of tomorrow. This environment is not just for teaching, but an environment that encourages learning, collaboration and facilitates innovation. 


“Aston University is highly supportive of talented young students who might not otherwise get a place at university. I think that adds to the sum of human happiness and I think other people should think carefully about that and put their money alongsid

Neil Lawson-May 
Managerial and Administrative Studies graduate, 1982 

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How your support helps:


Provides an insightful industry visit for 50 Business School students.


An undergraduates fees are £1,250 during their all-important industry placement year and your donation could ensure that a student makes the most of their experience.


Help entrepreneurial students by supporting a Dragon’s Den style event and allow them to pitch their business ideas to industry experts and investors. 


Provides a start-up grant to support students and recent graduates setting up their own businesses at Aston. 


Could fund the Aston Business School mentoring programme where students benefit from expertise, guidance and practical advice.


Provides a fully funded full-time Aston MBA scholarship.


With Aston University matched funding, a gift of £45,000 will provide a fully funded PhD scholarship that will focus on impactful research in enterprise.