Travel and parking 

Getting to your ceremony


There are currently extensive building works taking place around Birmingham City Centre. This includes the redevelopment of Paradise Circus which will result in road closures and diversions across the city. This will impact your journey time, both when arriving at campus, as well as travelling to and from your graduation ceremony, so please plan ahead and allow extra time. You can find out more information and the most up to date closures at www.paradisebirmingham.co.uk/access

Our graduation ceremonies are held at Birmingham Town Hall. However, you will need to travel to Aston University before your ceremony to collect your robes. The University provides a free coach service for you and your guests to and from the Birmingham Town Hall for the ceremony. 

Click here for detailed directions to Aston University

Where possible, we recommend that you and your visitors use public transport to reach Aston - we are easily accessible by train, bus or coach and air.


There is no parking available on campus, although alternative parking may be found a few minutes walk away at Millennium Point and in the city centre.

There are limited disabled car parking facilities on campus. If you or your guests require disabled car parking, you will need to contact the Graduation Office via graduation@aston.ac.uk for advice.  Please note that the Graduation Office will require the make, model and registration for your car along with details of your blue badge.

If you or your guests are coming from a long distance, it may be an idea to book accommodation in Birmingham the night before your ceremony. The University offers accommodation at special rates. Click here for further details.

Please make sure that you are aware of any road works that can affect your journey on the day. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and your guests arrive on time. Late comers (graduands or guests) will not be admitted into the ceremony as it delays the ceremony for all other graduands and guests.