Aston University

Aston University

 

Founded: 1895

Website: https://www.aston.ac.uk

Address: Aston St, Birmingham B4 7ET

 

Overview

Aston University is a bustling and warming university based in the centre of Birmingham, the UK’s second-largest city. The campus is home to five unique and distinct schools: Business, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Languages and Social Sciences, Life and Health Sciences, and the Medical school. Each school offers foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses to prospective students wishing to broaden their academic careers. Aston University boasts an impressive number of students from 135 countries from across the globe, adding to the school’s multicultural strengths. As an additional module to all undergraduate courses, students have the option to study one of five languages - either French, German, Spanish, Arabic, or Mandarin Chinese. For students travelling to the UK, Birmingham airport is located a 20-minute drive away from the campus.

 

Services for International Students

At the beginning of each academic year, student volunteers assist and greet students landing in Birmingham airport to help them adapt to the new culture and experiences awaiting them. A specialised team of advisers and welfare staff are available throughout the year to assist students with queries regarding visas and immigration.

 

Accommodation

Aston University offers accommodation to international non-EU students for the entire duration of their studies. For EU students, Aston University offers guaranteed accommodation for the first year of their studies, however, students may apply for campus accommodation in subsequent years if they require it.

 

Location

Aston University campus can be found in the centre of Birmingham, ‘Britain’s Second City’.

As a multicultural and inviting city, Birmingham has a number of things to offer to new students, including a variety of theatres, museums, and places of interest. Birmingham also hosts the UK’s largest indoor Christmas markets, perfect for students who wish to absorb traditional British culture in the winter months.

 

Alumni

Politics

  • Keith Bradley, Baron Bradley (Labour politician and life peer)
  • Robert Walter (Conservative MP)
  • Simon D’Ujanga (State Minister for Energy, Uganda)
  • Anthony Cheung (Secretary for Transport and Housing, Hong Kong)

Business

  • Phil Popham (Global Operations Director, Jaguar Land Rover)
  • Angela Beesley Starling (Co-founder of Wikia)
  • Mark Wright (Executive Director, Jaguar Land Rover)
  • Ravi Kant (Vice Chairman of TATA Motors India)

Media

  • Laura Jones (BBC Journalist)
  • Ivan Noble (BBC Journalist)
  • Kate Walsh (Television Presenter)
Enquiring
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