Muscat University

Helen Higson

Welcome to your course from Prof. Helen Higson, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor 

 

Welcome to your Aston University programme at Muscat University. As Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Aston University I would like to tell you more about Aston and about the benefits of being a student of both Muscat and Aston Universities.

 

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-active University, known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and the professions.  It is also an inclusive, forward-thinking and diverse institution, deeply committed to ensuring all of its students can maximise their achievements.

 

We take supporting all our students very seriously.  Aston was proud to have been awarded Gold by the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) where we were acclaimed for “students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes”.  We are very pleased to be working with our partners at Muscat University to ensure you have the benefit of our teaching excellence.

 

We are dedicated to equipping our students with the skills needed to thrive in the world of work. Aston is ranked among the top four universities for helping students secure a work placement year during their studies, helping them gain invaluable experience.  With the aid of our award winning Careers+Placements team, Aston’s graduates are some of the most employable in the UK.  Six months after graduation, nearly eight out of ten Aston alumni are in graduate level destinations – an employability rate comparable to those of the traditional elite universities.                                       

 

For those who do not want to take the traditional graduate route, however, our Careers+Placements team can assist with other options such as further study, voluntary or charity work, and starting your own business. For students such as yourself at Muscat University who are not based on the Aston campus Careers+Placements have an online collection of tools for career planning and research.

 

Having celebrated our 50th year as a University in 2016 and welcomed our new Vice-Chancellor, we are constantly adapting to the changing needs of all our students. In keeping with the University’s progressive motto, ‘Forward’, we pledge to continue to do so.

 

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Professor Helen E Higson OBE

 

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

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