Personal development and employability

The University will:

  • encourage you to opt for a placement year as part of your course and/or  provide you with opportunities for integrated workplace learning within a professional degree programme.
  • seek appropriate professional accreditation for its programmes.
  • support your search for graduate employment or further study with advice and information on careers, qualifications, courses, enterprise and entrepreneurship.
  • provide access to vacancies and advice on application procedures.
  • provide training for job seeking skills such as CV writing and interview techniques.

We encourage you to:

  • take advantage of paid and unpaid, short-term and one-year placement opportunities relevant to your course.
  • engage with the Careers and Employability Centre and with employability activities.
  • engage with people and organisations including the Aston alumni network that might help your employability and Global Citizenship.

We expect you to:

  • comply with the requirements of the professional bodies appropriate to your degree, including standards of conduct and behaviour and fitness to practice.


Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research