10 reasons to choose Aston

1. Aston graduates earn more

Aston grads earn more

Aston is ranked 2nd in the UK for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist, based on Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset 2017)

2. Record satisfaction levels

Student satisfaction levels

Our Overall Satisfaction in the National Student Survey, ranked amongst the top 25 Universities in the UK at 89%.

We are also ranked 20th in the UK for outstanding student experience in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2018

3. Employable graduates

Employable Aston graduates

Currently over 80%of Aston graduates find a graduate level job or further study within six months of graduation, compared to a national average of less than 70%, placing Aston inside the top 25 institutions in the UK (2017 Complete University Guide).

4. Exceptional teaching 

Aston exceptional teaching

Aston has been awarded GOLD by the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017), the highest possible award. 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.

5. Graduate employability world rankings

International applicants PG

Aston has been ranked 23rd in the UK and top 200 in the world (QS Graduate Employability World Rankings 2018)

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, an absolutely amazing city to be a student in. 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 degreeapprenticeships and work-basedstudy 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.


Why Aston University