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Applications up at Aston

19 July 2007 – For immediate release

Applications to Aston University in Birmingham are currently 9.1% up on last year’s figures, at 15,325.

The rise in demand for places is across virtually all the University’s undergraduate programmes, with the most rapid growth in Biomedical Sciences, Human Psychology, International Business & Economics, Mathematics, Politics & International Relations, Chemical Engineering and Construction Management.

Applications are also up nationally, as figures just released by UCAS (Universities & Colleges Admissions Service) show an overall growth in applications to higher education of 5.3% compared to the same time last year.

Stewart Comfort, Director of Marketing at Aston University, said: “Aston’s consistently outstanding graduate employment record is a major attraction for many applicants. High quality teaching and research, the professional relevance of our degree programmes, and the opportunity to spend a year in business or the professions make our graduates particularly attractive to employers throughout the world.

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For further press information please contact Sally Hoban on 0121 204 4552.

Notes to editors: Please see UCAS website for further information about the figures:

www.ucas.com

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