About SRO

Due to COVID-19 all event requests will be considered on a case by case basis to ensure they comply with the most current government guidelines. The Student Recruitment and Outreach Team may offer you a virtual experience instead of a face to face event.

Find out more information about how Aston's dealing with COVID-19. 

Student Recruitment & Outreach (SRO) supports potential applications from all backgrounds to consider Aston's degree courses whilst striving to raise higher education aspirations and attainment amongst the least disadvantaged groups of school and college students.

Student Recruitment & Outreach (SRO) supports potential applicants of all backgrounds to consider Aston’s degree courses whilst striving to raise higher education aspirations amongst the least advantaged groups of school-age learners. SRO’s activities contribute significantly to the University’s challenging Access Agreement targets and thus are vital to the institution’s strategic objectives.

  • Provide impartial and honest information, advice and guidance to young people
  • Initially preference support to those most in need, or to groups demonstrating greatest disadvantage
  • Deliver outreach in as fair a manner as possible
  • Support any reasonable request contributing to our Access Agreement commitments, within the bounds of our resources
  • Provide Aston University students with opportunities to act as positive role models to young people and prospective students

Aston Pre 16

Pre 16

Aston University’s pre 16 programme offers a valuable opportunity for students in Years 7-11, particularly from the least advantaged backgrounds, to enrich their current studies and discover more about what it means to study at university.

Aston Post 16

Post 16

Aston University’s post 16 programme offers a fantastic opportunity for Year 12-13 and Level 3 students to enrich their current studies and discover more about studying a particular subject at university.



All you need to know about cost, accommodation and support.

Events for Teachers, Advisers, Parents & Guardians

We welcome visits to Aston University from groups of teachers or careers advisers, so that they can view our facilities and meet our staff and students.

We also organise events for parents and guardians to ensure that they have accurate information when advising their son or daughter through the application to university process.


Need help preparing for university?

Whether you want to find out about some of the best things to do in Birmingham, or what essentials you need to pack when moving into halls, have a read of these useful blogs written by current Aston students.

If you're planning to study with us, why not submit your own blog for a chance for it to be featured on our website. 



Got a question about university? Whether you're a student, teacher or parent, you can chat to a member of the SRO team at Aston University any time via our online portal, UniBuddy!

No matter what your question is about - choosing a course, applying to university, funding your studies or something else - our dedicated team is happy to answer.

Open Days

Open Days

Open Days provides opportunities for students and their guests to find out more about what it would be like to study at university, attend engaging subject sessions delivered by academics and explore facilities available to them such as the library, sports centre, the student union and accommodation.

Upcoming Open Days:

  • Saturday 5 October
  • Saturday 23 November

We held our first ever Virtual Open Day in July and although it wasn’t the same experience as visiting us on campus, the students still got to interact with academics, students, careers staff and even hear from the Vice Chancellor. If your students couldn’t make it, they can watch recordings of the taster sessions and discover more about the inside life of being an Aston student.

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