Aston University

The Aston University campus in the centre of Birmingham gives Aston students the best of both worlds; a green, well-equipped, friendly campus in the heart of a vibrant city.

 

You'll find all you need at Aston's great academic, support and social facilities, and plentiful accommodation, which is guaranteed for first year students.

Aston has been consistently at or near the top of the graduate employment league for over 15 years (5th in 2010). The University offers a range of high quality, innovative courses, designed to inspire and challenge you and Aston's strong links with business help to ensure their courses meet the needs of the real world and prepare you for a rewarding career.  

Facilities for Education

All Aston's facilities are based on their campus, and the emphasis is definitely on making all learning and teaching resources easy to access and user-friendly.  

IT and Computing Facilities

The University has invested in excellent computing facilities and integrated the instruction and use of IT into degree programmes.  

Library and Information services

The University library is on four floors containing over 300,000 books, it also provides online access to over 40 electronic databases and more than 3,400 electronic journals in many subject areas.  

Learning Development Centre

A team of specialists provide help and advice on revision techniques, presentation skills, essay writing and much more.  

Language Centre

Language courses are available at beginners, intermediate or advanced level, and are a great way to enhance your career prospects. 

Recreation

Student Guild

The Guild is the main entertainment venue on campus, and is also home to the Student Advice Centre, where you can get help and advice on all aspects of student life. Wireless internet access is available throughout the Guild.

Einstein's

Einstein's café and bar is open throughout the day serving good value food. During the day many students go to Einstein's to grab some food and meet friends between lectures. Drinks and food are also available in the evenings, and the bar shows most of the major live sporting events.

The Base

The Base is a comfortable area where many students relax during the day. Markets, poster sales and other events are also regularly held here during the day.The regular Friday club night usually has a theme, giving you an excuse to get dressed up. The Guild Hall also host balls, end of term parties, live music, comedy nights and other events.  

Clubs & societies

Being a relatively small university, it's easy to get involved in clubs and societies at Aston. With around 80 to choose from, you're pretty much guaranteed to find one to suit you, and if you can't, you can set one up!  

Astonbury

2008 saw the first Astonbury festival. In 2011, the third festival saw campus transformed for a night as loads of acts played over two stages. One not to be missed!

Sport

There are two sports centres on campus, including a swimming pool, sports halls, fully equipped fitness centre and gym. Outdoor sports take place at the 45 acre recreation centre. Many Aston students are involved in one of our 40+ sports clubs  - a great way to keep fit and meet people.

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Culture

Art Galleries

Birmingham’s art collection is as wide as it is impressive. 

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Stage & Screen

From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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Music

A huge arena tour or an intimate gig?  You’ll find it here.

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Film

Multiplexes, the UK’s oldest working cinema or art house cool?

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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

A vibrant museum in the heart of the city with over 40 galleries.

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Dance

A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

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See More, Feel More

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Shopping

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Shopping centres

From the world-famous, 21st Century Bullring to the Victorian elegance of the Great Western Arcade.

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Vibrant streets

Linking the centres are Birmingham’s bustling shopping streets, packed with major brands and boutique independents.

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Markets

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Jewellery Quarter

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