Student Charter 

For postgraduate research students 

research charter poster

Our mission is to be the UK’s leading university for business and the professions, where original  research, enterprise, and inspiring teaching deliver global impact. 

We are building an international reputation as the source of the people and the ideas that will shape the businesses and communities of tomorrow. Our outstanding graduate employability; commitment to sustainability and global citizenship; international and multi-cultural student body; compact city-centre campus; warmth and friendliness, make Aston a unique and very special place to study.


This Student Charter, developed by the University and the Students' Union, spells out our commitment to your education and experience at Aston and our expectations of you both as a student and as a member of the Aston University community.

We aim to help you become an outstanding professional and a responsible global citizen. The University and the Students' Union will work in partnership with you so that you enjoy the highest quality educational experience.

For details of the Student Charter for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, please click here.

Please note 

The Student Charter is a summary of the aspirations and expectations of the University, its Students' Union and its students. It is not intended to be a legally-binding document and it does not set out to define or limit the legal obligations and/or rights of the University, its Students’ Union or its students. Full details of these are set  out in other documents including all regulations, policies, programme regulations, codes of practice,  student handbooks and procedures issued by the University, as well as the University’s Royal Charter and Statutes. Rights and obligations regarding the Students' Union are set out in the Bye-Laws of Aston Students' Union.

For more information see www.aston.ac.uk/current-students/ or contact either the Students' Union President or Aston Graduate School.

The Student Charter is reviewed annually.