Aston University shares good practice

19th January 2009


Over 200 teachers and careers advisors from across the UK visited Aston University on 13th January for one of the largest events of its kind.

The University’s 14th annual Admissions Conference enabled secondary and further education employees to share good practice with Aston University staff and hear about the latest developments in higher education that may impact on their work.

The conference included keynote addresses from Professor Julia King, Aston University Vice Chancellor and Matthew Welbourn, Professional Development Manager at UCAS*.  Other topics discussed included league tables, student finance, admissions tests and trends in graduate employment. There was also an opportunity for delegates to hear about student life and the latest subject developments at Aston.

James Seymour, who is Head of Schools & Colleges Liaison at Aston, said: ‘This annual event is a great opportunity for teachers and careers advisers to get together and discuss some of the latest developments that will impact on admissions and applications procedures for higher education. We were particularly delighted to welcome a wide range of external speakers this year in addition to our own expertise. There’s no doubt that Aston is a popular university, having seen applications rise again last year.

The University is going from strength to strength with top 10 rankings in University league tables* for both student satisfaction and graduate employment and a short listing for University of the Year Award in the Sunday Times.’

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Notes to editors
*Sunday Times University Guide 2008, published in September 2008. Aston is ranked equal 10th for student satisfaction and 8th for Graduate Level Employment success.
UCAS: The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

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