The University’s commitment to this principle is to:
Create an environment which encourages personal development, free speech, mutual understanding, inclusivity and academic freedom.
Show respect, courtesy and professionalism to all.
Provide equality of treatment for all regardless of gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
Offer opportunities for students to develop their cultural intelligence through inter-cultural activities and language learning.*
Support undergraduates in finding local, national and international placements in the UK and abroad.
Encourage and support student participation in elections for student representatives.
* Where feasible; for example this may not be relevant to students who are distance learners, on some sponsored programmes or to those studying at partner institutions.
The students' commitment to this principle is to:
Recognise that your time at University is a unique experience that can change your life for the better. Therefore make the most of your time at Aston and make use of every available opportunity.
Create and take opportunities to work with and learn from people with different cultures.
Be inclusive regardless of gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
Develop your awareness of the perspectives and needs of others and your skills in working successfully with them.
Demonstrate good Aston citizenship by activities such as showing respect, courtesy and professionalism to all other members of Aston University and the wider community in all interactions, including those via social media.
Develop critical awareness and respect the world around you.
Take opportunities to engage with and develop awareness of, sustainability issues.
Aston Students’ Union’s commitment to this principle is to:
Engage actively with you, its members, to effectively represent your academic interests on a departmental, institutional and national level.
Support your Student Representatives (Student Reps) to represent the voice of their cohort and make impactful changes to the Aston experience.
Promote the values of sustainability, social responsibility and multi-culturalism to help you become global citizens.
Support you to develop and lead your student community through student clubs and societies and its democratic structures.
Provide opportunities for you to create long lasting networks and friendships with other students to share your experience, knowledge and ambitions.
Support you with opportunities to make a positive impact in your student and local communities.
Recognise and celebrate our diverse student community at Aston through inspiring events and activities.
Work with other Students’ Unions and the National Union of Students (NUS) to provide you with wider opportunities for representing your voice and developing your experience.