10 reasons to choose Aston

1. University of the Year

The Guardian has named us University of the Year, saying that Aston "shone out for its commitment to social mobility, diversity and sustainability.

2. You have our full support

 We’re ranked 11th in the UK for Continuation, which measures how well Aston supports students, including those who may be struggling (Guardian University Guide, 2021). And our teaching received the highest possible GOLD rated by the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017). The TEF Panel found that students from all backgrounds achieve ‘consistently outstanding outcomes’ at Aston, with very high proportions of students going into highly skilled employment or further study.

3. Employable graduates

79.2% of graduates in professional jobs or further study (Complete University Guide 2020)

4. Our students are happy 

We scored 83.4% overall satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey. Also, 88% of Aston students agreed that our staff are good at explaining things.

5. Graduate employability world rankings

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Aston has been ranked top 200 in the world, earning 5 stars for Employability (QS Graduate Employability World Rankings 2019)

6. Placement year

Aston placement year

Through the Aston placement year, students gain valuable experience to take into the workplace. Each year, Aston's Careers + Placements team arrange over 200 visits from employers on campus.

7. Enterprise support network

Outstanding enterprise support network

If you want to start your own business, Aston is a great place to be. BSEEN can help you kick-start your business idea. You can now also do an 'enterprising placement year', where you start your own business.

8. Birmingham city living

Birmingham city living

You will be based right in the heart of Birmingham, a vibrant, diverse and exciting student city. It is the UK's fastest-improving city and has hundreds of local independent businesses.

9. Work-based learning

Aston work-based learning

Aston offers UK leading degree apprenticeships and work-based study. A degree apprenticeship is a new way to get the experience you need. Put simply, you work and study over the course of your degree in your chosen field. Your employer and the government pay your fees.

10. Learn a language for free

Aston students can learn a language for free

Under the Languages for All scheme, you can study a language alongside or as part of their degree. First year undergraduate students can study a language for free.