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10 reasons you should choose Aston University

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We're ranked among the top 30 universities in the UK.

Assessed on a basis of graduate prospects, teaching and student satisfaction, Aston University is ranked 27th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2014. We also have several sujects ranking in the top 10 including Pharmacology &  Pharmacy (7th), Marketing (5th) and Ophalmics (2nd).

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Student satisfaction at Aston is at an all-time high, scoring 89% in the 2013 National Student Survey.

When our students ask, we act. Last year we launched our student app myAston, giving you access to learning and teaching resources, keeping you up-to-date with events on campus and even the ability to check when your laundry is done! Have a look at some of the other things we’ve done for our students over the last year - Click "Zoom" to open gallery.

For the last 20 years, Aston has featured in the top 10 of all UK universities for graduate employability.

It’s tough getting into your ideal career, but a degree from Aston will put you ahead of the competition. Your degree is tailored to your specific sector, with input from top employers, key figures in industry and leading academics. We invite employers from all over the world to meet you on campus; The Times Top 100 employers, including PwC, IBM and GlaxoSmithKline will be literally on your doorstep.

INFOGRAPHIC: Graduate employability at Aston - facts and figures

Did you know… Aston was a pioneer in the development of the student placement year concept.

As the number of graduates increase, it is becoming increasingly difficult for employers to distinguish between candidates. This is where your professional placement year with Aston comes into play. While most of your competition will be fresh out of university with no work experience, you will already have a year's worth of experience under your belt.

Aston has consistently provided confident, commercially aware and enthusiastic placement students.
Alexandra Sinton, Logica CGI

Studying at Aston, you shall meet some of the world's most inspirational teachers.

Lecturers at Aston come from a professions closely related to your degree subject and are keen to share years of experience, contacts and expertise. See our teachers in action through the Aston Teachers series:

We live and work in a global economy. Learn Arabic, German, Spanish, Japanese, French, Chinese or Portuguese for free and gain a greater understanding of international culture and markets.

For a chance to work for some of the world’s biggest international employers, it is vital that graduates possess good language skills. While learning a language at Aston, you will also gain a better understanding of other cultures, which will only benefit your employability and how you handle yourself professionally.

Aston's research is practical and impacts on life and society.

What does this mean for your degree? It means that the content of your course is tailored from the latest developments in your targeted industry. Why not see Aston's research in use.

By choosing Aston, you are choosing to live in one of the world’s youngest and most vibrant cities, Birmingham.

Birmingham offers cosmopolitan student living with a fantastic range of entertainment, nightlife and culture on your doorstep. Drop into one of the UK’s top shopping centres, the Bull Ring, before heading out for theatres or a great night out in the city’s clubbing district, Broad Street. Birmingham is also one of the most affordable places to live in the UK, giving unrivalled value for money when exploring cultural attractions.

Aston Enterprise supports students and graduates with start-up costs, networks and advice for their business ventures.

If you want to work for yourself or take your business to the next level, the team at Aston Enterprise are ready to make it happen. It is possible to integrate your professional placement year with your enterprising project, so you can bring your idea to life as part of your degree and immerse yourself fully in what you love while at Aston.

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Aston Student Villages are newly built, on campus, student halls within minutes of your lecture theatre. If that wasn't enough, we offer highly competitive rates.

Set in the green space of Aston University campus, you will have a choice of stylish student flats in the heart of Birmingham. All of our accommodation is en-suite, has free high-speed internet and is only 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of town.

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research