Birmingham is ranked 6th
out of 25 citys, for the cheapest University City in 2010
The research analyses weekly
expenditure including rent and living costs against earnings from part-time
work, to find the most cost-effective university location in the UK.
[Source:NatWest Student Living Index
Birmingham is a real student city and many restaurants, pubs, clubs, cinemas, museums and more offer generous student discounts. Aston is based right in the city centre, so most things are within easy walking distance, saving you transport costs.
If you want to earn some extra money whilst you're studying, there are plenty of part-time and weekend jobs available in Birmingham city centre. You could even work for us at Aston as a Student Ambassador!
Aston's Student JobShop helps students find work and always has new opportunities advertised on it's website, or you can drop in and have a chat.
As well as helping you out financially, a part-time job can also improve your employability skills. However, we recommend that you don't work more than 20 hours a week, so you have plenty of time left to concentrate on your academic work and enjoy a good social life!
Placement years & summer placements
Many Aston students take a paid placement year or a shorter term placement during University holidays. A placement is an invaluable opportunity and puts you at a real advantage when you start looking for a graduate job.
Find out more about placement years at Aston.