Right from my very first experience of Aston, I could instantly see myself living and studying here. The vibrant, friendly and buzzing atmosphere on campus is something you just don’t get at other universities. You are made welcome right from the start, from the famous ‘Aston Aunties’ that move you in to the amazing array of new friends that you will make.
I’m currently on my placement year, working as a Marketing and PR Assistant at a cosmetics firm near Watford. It has been a challenging year so far, but one of great experience that has undoubtedly focused my career aims and prepared me for the working world beyond graduation. It has also been a chance to put theories into practise and consolidate some ideas for my final year dissertation.
Academically, I have thoroughly enjoyed the first two years of my course, the lecturers more than willing to go out their way to provide help and support. They are all extremely intelligent and inspiring people, who have continued to nurture my passion for English. Classes are small, and so you really get to know your course mates and tutors on a personal level too. Aside from this, there is loads of support for students in general, whether it is careers advice, help with placements or volunteering opportunities.
Birmingham as student city is amazing! As well as the union nightlife, there is a vast range of clubs, bars, pubs and restaurants, so you’ll be sure to find something you like and all within walking distance. The city is beautifully multicultural and is always buzzing with atmosphere, with events such as the international food market and the famous German Christmas market happening throughout the year.
Clichés aside, I can honestly say I have made life long friends here during, probably, the best three years of my life. Aston University is without a doubt an inspiring place to study and thrive in student life!