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VIGIL press release
09 March 2018
VIGIL press release
TEMPUS Partners visit Aston University
24 June 2014
In June the first visits of the TEMPUS partners to EU countries took place, with project members visiting Freiburg Pedagogical University from May 25th to June 7th and Aston University and the University of Caen from June 1st -14th.
TEMPUS Project Update
18 December 2014
Representatives from Partner institutions visited European partners in October/November to finalise the first phase of the project and initiate the second phase.
Will digital media affect the general election?
26 April 2017
Social, not traditional, media was pivotal in Donald Trump's victory: will it be the same for Theresa May?
France's Macron set for short honeymoon
03 May 2017
Likely winner in Presidential election second round facing stiff odds to gain majority in National Assembly
Anonymous is Dead by Professor Tim Grant
04 November 2016
An inaugural lecture by Professor Tim Grant
Graduate Advantage boosting employability
26 May 2016
Aston-led programme Graduate Advantage aims to get SMEs to help students boost their employability
Aston academic publicly thanked in Parliament
22 April 2016
An MP introducing a new Bill in Parliament publicly thanked an Aston academic for his role in developing the draft law.
Lecture to shed light on Ghana's street children
16 March 2016
Professor Phil Mizen will draw upon research exploring how children make their way on the streets and the problems to survival this poses.
Influential band to launch radical book at Aston
22 April 2015
Radical music group The Test Dept will launch a career retrospective anthology, Total State Machine, at Aston University next month.
Academic: Trump's grandfather an illegal migrant
03 March 2016
Despite Donald Trump's often blistering rhetoric against various migrant groups, his own grandfather was an illegal migrant
European pop star to visit Aston
10 April 2015
Acclaimed Austrian pop star, Andreas Spechtl, will give a free concert and lead a series of expert seminars at Aston University.
Aston 'top 15 in UK' for student satisfaction
12 August 2015
Student course satisfaction at 90% overall for Aston undergraduates.
Aston hosts debate about the future of the automotive industry and the EU
09 November 2015
The relationship between Britain's automotive industry and the EU will be top of the agenda at an event hosted by Aston University this week.
Industrielle Volksmusik for the Twenty-First Century.
02 May 2014
Proposals are invited for the first international academic conference on Kraftwerk, taking place at Aston University, Weds 21 and Thurs 22, January 2015.
Academic awarded National Teaching Fellowship
16 June 2015
Dr Sue Garton has been awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship for her outstanding contributions to higher education.
Aston graduate makes radio history
10 February 2015
An Aston University graduate has made history on her community radio show by interviewing all three political leaders of Birmingham City Council.
Young people to share thoughts on Europe
28 January 2015
Aston University's to run a series of events that explore young people's views of Europe at a time of radical change.
New research into growing up with liver disease
29 January 2013
Children's Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF), the UK's leading charity fighting childhood liver disease, is to fund a PhD student fellowship at Aston University.
Expert speakers to reveal 'hidden' history of Cuba
04 March 2015
Aston to hold international history research conference on Cuban history.
Test Dept Book Launch
25 February 2015
Book Launch Event: Test Dept Total State Machine
First Kraftwerk conference at Aston
04 December 2014
Aston is hosting the first international academic conference dedicated to German electronic music band, Kraftwerk.
Aston leading the way in promoting languages
18 December 2014
Aston continues its focus on encouraging take up of foreign languages.
REF highlights world leading research at Aston
17 December 2014
The quality and depth of Aston University's research is confirmed in the Government's Research Excellence Framework 2014.
Midlands German Network Launch
13 November 2014
Midlands German Network Launch
Businesswomen can stamp out stereotypes
27 February 2014
The perception that women in business can be too girly or too masculine is tackled head on by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC )
National Express fund local students' scholarships
20 June 2014
The National Express Foundation donated £30,000 to support local students who face challenging personal or financial circumstances.
10 October 2013
A range of research seminars taking place in TP1 and TP2. All welcome.
Student wins UN debating awards
02 April 2014
Excellent debating skills earned Hassnain Safdar awards and honourable mentions at two Model United Nations conferences.
Researchers uncover likely creator of Bitcoin
16 April 2014
A team led by Dr Jack Grieve investigated who authored the Bitcoin paper - and believe they may have found him.
Aston courses among the world's university elite
08 May 2013
Aston has two subjects ranked in the top 150 in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Major political conference in Berlin convened by Aston
25 February 2014
Migration and its impact was the theme of an expert policy workshop organised by the Aston Centre for Europe in Berlin.
Linguistic researchers hunt for the next 'selfie'
03 March 2014
The way in which new words become popular and spread across the UK and US will be mapped out for the first time in an Aston study.
Insight into 'Kindertransport' World War II evacuation
20 February 2014
Susi Bechöfer, a Jewish World War II refugee, gave an insight into her evacuation experiences at a public talk at Aston University.
Aston academic to advise on future of housing
20 December 2013
Dr Ed Turner, Lecturer in Politics, has been asked to help assess the nation's housing policy on behalf of the Labour Party.
Centre for Forensic Linguistics celebrates 5th anniversary
19 November 2013
Aston University's Centre for Forensic Linguistics celebrated its fifth anniversary with a special conference.
Aston University in partnership with Santander
09 May 2012
Aston has signed an agreement with Santander to provide support for future students, researchers and entrepreneurs.
New York Times 'hearts' Birmingham
31 January 2012
Birmingham is firmly in the hearts of the Big Apple, with a recent article penned by The New York Times lauding England's heartland metropolis as big-shouldered, friendly and fun.
Do women need to be funnier in the boardroom?
29 August 2013
Research by Aston University professor of applied linguistics Judith Baxter showed that female bosses are widely perceived to be not funny and most their attempts at humour are met with uncomfortable silence.
Aston University ranked in 'world's top 50'
01 June 2012
Aston University has been ranked 47th in a new index of the world's leading universities under the age of 50.
National award for 'excellence in Sociology'
09 April 2013
Aston University's Sociology team has won a prestigious national award for its high standards of teaching and commitment to its students.
'M5 Universities' launch equipment database
14 January 2013
Aston involved in new website which lists research equipment that can be shared across all M5 members.
The French Far Right- isolated or central force?
08 April 2013
Book for Prof Jim Shields' free inaugural lecture debating the Front National party at forty.
Aston academic awarded prestigious Fellowship
26 July 2012
An Aston language academic has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship for her outstanding contribution to higher education.
Graduation Ceremonies honour leading figures
05 July 2012
Aston University held its graduation ceremonies in the splendour of Birmingham's Town Hall
Aston bucks the trend for graduate employment
05 July 2012
92% of Aston graduates have found employment or taken up further study, up from 89% in 2011 and better than the UK average of 90%.
Partnerships strengthen Hong Kong connections
18 May 2012
Two new partnership agreements strengthen Aston's links with Hong Kong and China.
Aston rated among top 30 UK universities
22 May 2012
Aston University is ranked 27th in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2013, with three subject areas rated among the UK's top 10.
Ethnography, language & communication, 23 & 24 September
12 March 2010
Find out more about the 3nd Annual Conference - Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication: Focus on Data
Translation Process Research Conference - 09 December 2011
14 March 2011
International Conference on Translation Process Research: Breaking New Ground - 09 December 2011
DBE for Professor Julia King, Vice-Chancellor
16 June 2012
Professor Julia King has been awarded a DBE for her services to education and technology in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Aston a top 10 university for producing millionaires
21 February 2012
Aston rated among the top 10 UK universities for producing millionaires.
AGR praises placement year benefits
09 February 2012
The Association of Graduate Recruiters has praised the benefits of an integrated placement year for students aiming to impress future employers.
National Student Enterprise Conference at Aston
16 February 2012
The National Student Enterprise Conference, CTRL ALT DISRUPT, was held this year at Aston University.
Research showcase evening 15 February
23 January 2012
Aston is inviting representatives from businesses and public sector organisations to a research showcase evening on Wednesday February 15th
Leading UK businesses turn to Aston graduates
12 January 2012
A survey of the UK's 100 top employers has again rated Aston among the top 20 universities for graduate employment.
Women told to speak their minds in boardrooms
26 July 2011
Aston University linguistic expert, Dr Judith Baxter, interviewed on Woman's Hour and BBC World Service about her research into boardroom language.
'The History of English Spelling' published
24 October 2011
The research of Christopher Upward, a former Aston University academic, has been published following his death thanks to the perseverance of his wife Janet.
Aston University: 2012 tuition fees proposal
23 March 2011
Aston University is proposing to set a tuition fee of £9,000 a year for UK/EU undergraduates starting degree courses in 2012.
Aston: 2012 tuition fee and support packages
11 July 2011
Aston University has set a tuition fee of £9,000 a year for all UK/EU undergraduates starting degree courses from September 2012.
Fostering innovation and growth in 'Europe 2020'
28 June 2011
Free event for business leaders, including talks from Malcolm Harbour MEP, and Siôn Simon, prospective mayoral candidate for Birmingham.
Top honour for Aston University Pro-Chancellor
13 June 2011
Dr Paul Golby, Aston University's Pro-Chancellor, who has been awarded the CBE by Her Majesty The Queen in her latest Birthday Honours List.
Success for Aston in latest league tables
20 April 2011
Aston University has performed well in several recent global and UK ranking league tables and surveys
Aston's strong commitment to social mobility
20 April 2011
Aston University aims to be one of the boldest and best at promoting widening participation.
Multicultural Britain and language development
16 December 2010
The inaugural lecture of Professor Pam Moores focuses on multicultural Britain and language development
Language a barrier to business women
14 December 2010
A new research study from Aston suggests leadership language may be a barrier for business women.
Former Cadbury's Chairman is Chancellor
29 November 2010
Sir John Sunderland has been confirmed as the new Chancellor of Aston University
Languages mean business for West Midlands students
08 November 2010
Over 250 students from schools across the West Midlands met an expert from the fashion industry.
First phase of Aston Student Village complete
02 September 2010
Phase I of Aston Student Village's (ASV) new residences project has been completed, ready for the influx of new Aston students.
Women in Leadership: A Discourse Perspective
01 June 2010
InterLanD present the seminar Women in Leadership: A Discourse Perspective, taking place on Tuesday 2nd June at Aston Business School from 1:00 - 4:15.
Higher level skills essential for economic recovery
13 November 2009
The development of higher level skills is essential to build a stronger economy outlined Regional Minister, Ian Austin.
21 Years of Democratic Change in Eastern Europe
02 March 2010
Listen to the former British Ambassador to West Germany, Sir Christopher Mallaby, speak at this event on 22 April, in addition to other political and economic experts in the field.
Democratizing the European Union?
11 February 2010
European elections and the entry into force of a new institutional regime under the Lisbon Treaty over the course of 2009 are likely to have significant ramifications for European politics over the next few years. Find out more at this free event.
Aston awarded for its placement scheme
03 March 2010
Aston University celebrated success at the first ever National Placement & Internship Awards.
Aston Corpus Network: Postgraduate Conference
01 April 2010
Thursday 24 June 2010: An opportunity for postgraduates to share research and receive feedback in a friendly and supportive environment
Applied Corpus Linguistics Summer Schools 2010
03 March 2010
Sign up for one of Aston University's Applied Corpus Linguistics Summer Schools - one for beginners, one for advanced. In August 2009.
The Crisis of Neo-Liberal Crisis Management: 3 March
25 February 2010
3 March 2010: The talk presents a cultural political economy of the continuing economic crisis, focusing on the evolving struggle to interpret the crisis and the place of finance-led accumulation and neo-liberalism in these interpretations.
Conflict in nationalism, tribalism, and ethnic politics
03 February 2010
To take place on Monday 22 February at Aston University, this event will seek to explain why in today's world some identity conflicts become serious, even deadly, and others do not?
Electric car development - sustainable development in China
19 February 2010
China has joined the race to become the leader of renewable energy technology in the 21st century. Electric car seems to be at the forefront of the race.
Reflections on the Cambodian Genocide - 1 February 2010
14 January 2010
In this unique talk, a former Cambodian resident, will discuss the country's dark past and recount her own experiences of the genocide which ensued once the Khmer Rouge seized power in 1975. A free event from the Aston Centre for Europe.
Hong Kong's former EU ambassador to speak at Aston
10 March 2010
The EU and Asia in a Changing Global Order - Monday 15 March. A talk by Tom Roe, former EU Ambassador to Hong Kong.
Aston encourages languages links
01 December 2009
Language teachers and educators from across the West Midlands are invited to attend a special briefing at Aston on Tuesday, 8th December 4.30pm
Aston University welcomes Scholarship winners
03 December 2009
Aston University officially welcomes its Scholarship winners, holding a reception in their honour.
Aston researchers explore visual perception
08 December 2009
A team of Aston researchers have been awarded over £1m to investigate fundamental processes involved in human vision.
UK first for international interpreting conference
14 October 2009
Aston will host the 6th international Critical Link translation conference in July 2010.
Aston's forensic linguistic expert on BBC Crimewatch
25 September 2009
Dr. Tim Grant, a forensic linguistic expert at Aston University, appeared on BBC's Crimewatch UK programme to assist on a featured case involving abusive letters.
OBE for Aston University Modern Languages Professor
13 June 2009
A senior academic at Aston University, Birmingham, has been awarded an OBE for Services to Modern Languages in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Graduation recognises business, science and arts
09 July 2009
Aston will present its latest Honorary Degrees between Tuesday 14th and Friday 15th July at Birmingham Town Hall
Aston University Links into Languages
10 June 2009
Aston University in Birmingham has taken on a new role as the Links into Languages Centre for the West Midlands region. Each of the nine Regional Centres across England will be responsible for providing a range of high quality support for language educators in primary and secondary schools, sixth form colleges, and FE colleges teaching pupils up to age 19.
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