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Aston Open Days for 2019 and 2020 entry will be on Friday 5 July, Saturday 5 October and Saturday 23 November 2019.
Yes, you will need to register online in advance to attend the July Open Day. Book your place.

If you are interested in the October and November Open Day dates please book here.

You will be sent an immediate confirmation message when you book online which will contain an e-ticket, with a unique bar code which we will use to register you on the day. This must be printed or brought on a mobile device in order for us to register you. We will contact you closer to the Open Day to provide you with more information. 

Yes, you are more than welcome to bring parents, family and/or friends with you to the Open Day. When you book online you will be asked how many guests you would like to bring - please do complete this as it helps with our planning. 

There is unfortunately not a way that you can amend the number of guests that you added when you made the original booking. The only way of amending your booking is by cancelling and rebooking your ticket. If you have created an account with eventbrite when registering, you should be able to log in. From here you should be able to cancel your order. You can reorder through our bookings page. Our Open day has an unlimited allocation of tickets, so don't fear losing your place by cancelling your order. Alternatively, please email opendays@aston.ac.uk with your new details.

The Open Day takes place between the hours of 9.00am and 3.00pm. We have a series of introduction and general sessions during the day, with subject sessions beginning at 9.30am, and the last talk finishing at 2.00pm. 

No, you can attend just for part of the Open Day. Feel free to plan your day around the activities you wish to partake in. 

No, you do not need to book in advance to attend any of the talks, and the selection of talks at the booking stage is intended to serve as a reminder rather than to guarantee a place. Some will be busier than others and many are repeated during the day.  Please check the Open Day programme for details when the talks are available. The final Open Day programme will be available around a month before the Open Day. 

The subject sessions last approximately 45minutes and will take the form of a sample lecture, with time for a course overview and Q&A. General information sessions are shorter than this (approximately 30minutes), so please refer to the Open Day programme for further details. 

No - guided tours depart from the Student Life Marquee every few minutes throughout the day.

We encourage visitors to take part in guided campus tours where possible, as this will ensure that you don't miss anything and you will also be able to ask our student ambassadors any questions you may have.

If you'd like a guided campus and/or accommodation tour delivered by an Aston student ambassador, we have tours running on a frequent basis throughout the day from 09.00am to 2.30pm. These depart from the Student Life Marquee and last approximately 30-40 minutes. No booking is required.

If you prefer to take a self-guided tour of campus, a map is available for reference in the Open Day programme guide.


No - you will have the option to take a campus-only tour, or one which includes accommodation so just let us know which you prefer when joining the tour. Visitors taking self-guided tours are also able to view the student residences as we have a small number of open showflats available, with students on hand to answer any queries.

Unfortunately we do not have parking available on campus as space is limited.  However, pay and display parking is available very close to campus at Millennium Point (B4 7SA).  Please see our  maps & directions page for more details.

The University is a 10-15 minute walk, or five minute taxi ride, from all three central mainline Birmingham train stations – Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Snow Hill and Birmingham Moor Street.  Please see our  maps & directions page for more details.

When you arrive onto campus you will need to visit the Main Building Reception to register. Registration is quick and easy and involves scanning your unique bar code. Please ensure you print your ticket or bring it on a mobile device. If you are unable to bring your bar code we should still be able to locate your booking but this may delay the process so we encourage all visitors to bring their ticket with them. 

The Open Day Programme will be made available by email to those whom have registered. Physical copies will also be available on the day.
There is a fantastic range of outlets open during open day for you to go to and enjoy and they include:

Tierra Food Court (9am - 3pm)
Here you can sit back and relax and indulge in our hot food menus throughout the day including Breakfast Baps & a delicious choice for lunch at the East Grill & Street Food Counter and also our Chicken Joes Counter which serves a selection of Chicken & Burgers. Also, in Tierra you can pick up your favourite Costa Coffee drinks at the Coffee Bar.

View our Open Day Menu.

Eros Coffee Bar (8:30am - 3pm)
The brand new Vegan/Vegetarian pit stop right here on campus and is the perfect place to grab and go while on the move. A choice of Sandwiches, Snacks, Soft Drinks and Fairtrade Coffee all available.

Cafe Libro (10am - 3pm)
Based in the University Library, Cafe Libro is the ideal spot to grab a choice of Sandwiches, Paninis and a fantastic range of sweet treats and cakes. Libro also proudly serves Starbucks.