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SRO's Aims

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.


Aston Progression Pathways - Access to HE Scheme for Year 12 Students

Aston Progression Pathways (APP) is an 18-month programme that empowers eligible students to achieve their goal of studying STEM, Business or Law courses at Aston University.



Aston's Outreach programmes are designed to raise the attainment and aspirations of young people, helping to shape their future options. We deliver a variety of initiatives and due to the nature of our work we primarily engage with targeted local schools.  

Teachers Events

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.  



As a teacher or a careers adviser, we have designed a selection of resources to support you in your role. 

In this section you can also find all our policies and procedures, for our visits to you but also for your visits onto our campus.

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:

  • Friday 5 July
  • Saturday 5 October
  • Saturday 23 November

SRO Team
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