Aston University received its Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth II on 22 April 1966.1875
In 1895 the Birmingham Municipal Technical School separated from the Birmingham and Midland Institute. Dr W E Sumpner was appointed as Principal and classes were taught in chemistry, physics, metallurgy and electrical engineering.
At Aston we conduct high-quality research in all of our academic Schools: Aston Business School; Aston Medical School, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Life and Health Sciences, and School of Languages and Social Sciences.
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Aston is a safe campus to live and study and we have a number of systems in place to ensure your safety, security and wellbeing are protected. Student safety is a priority for Aston University and the outstanding service by Aston’s Security Team is recognised through the award of ‘Security Team of the Year 2019’ by AUCSO (Association of University Chief Security Officers).Staying safe and reporting any incidents is the shared responsibility of our whole community and there are some simple steps you can follow to give you extra vigilance and peace of mind.
When you apply for Aston, you have the choice of either a room in a 5 bed or 7 bed flat. These flats are split between 3 buildings, each with similar facilities and proximity to Aston's main building and other campus facilities.
The Residence Tutors are volunteer postgraduate students who assist in ensuring the provision and delivery of an effective system of pastoral care and welfare suport for students resident in Aston Student Village.
If you are interested in this role and have over 12 months until your submission deadline (PhDs only) please apply.
We aim to provide you with “Excellence in ICT services” through high quality systems, technologies and software that support your day to day work.
Student life has both ups and downs, so it's important our students feel that there is always support available should they need it.
We offer a wide range of services geared towards ensuring your time with us is a success in academic, social and personal terms.
Aston University considers itself as one of the main green spaces within Birmingham city centre. With this in mind, the University strives to manage its grounds by enhancing biodiversity wherever possible. The University has a Biodiversity Action Plan and a Biodiversity Code of Practice found on our policy pages. The following are key areas that support the objectives and targets set out in those documents.
Aston is a small university, which means it has a lot of community spirit. If you get yourself involved in sports, or the SU, you'll know half of the campus by your final year. The location is incredible, as it is literally in the heart of Birmingham. So shopping, flights, and rail travel are all at your doorstep. Student accommodation is pricey, as they do not have a...
It is a very contemporary university which means the resources used are up to date and help to give me a cutting edge view of the world.
All I am geting here is nothing but a horrible experience. The staff here are unhelpful and make the subject lifeless and dry. Moreover, university does not offer decent engineering facilities and almost half of your mark will be based on group work.