November news release archive

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Science Minister discovers latest engineering technology - 4th November

Minister of State for Science and Innovation, Lord Paul Drayson, returned to the laboratory, this week, to see the latest in cutting-edge engineering technology on offer at Aston University in Birmingham.

Aston supports new Engineering Diploma - 5th November

Aston University is supporting a new Engineering Diploma, to encourage talented teenagers into the industry and tackle the current engineering skills shortage.

Aston to launch campus wide recyling facilities - 10th November

Aston University in Birmingham has set itself an ambitious target of sending zero waste to landfill by 2012.

Aston leads peer mentoring programme - 13th November

Aston University in Birmingham has become the lead institution in a £193,000 Learning and Teaching research project focusing on the role of peer mentoring programmes in improving student retention and success.

Former Aston Professor to deliver prestigious Christmas Lectures - 17th November

A former Aston University Professor is set to bring scientific research alive for adults and children alike, with a series of talks for the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures.

Aston Pro-Vice Chancellor honoured for lifetime of service to innovation - 18th November

A Pro-Vice Chancellor at Aston University has been honoured with a prestigious innovation prize at the annual Lord Stafford Awards.

Schools urged to talk business to improve languages uptake - 18th November

Teachers from across the West Midlands have attended a ‘Talking Business’ event organised by the Routes into Languages initiative. This three year project is led by Aston University in Birmingham and the Regional Language Network.

Open letter: Aston responds to Grant Thornton report - 24 November

In the Times Higher Education magazine of 20 November, there was an article based on a report by financial firm, Grant Thornton, which claimed that Aston was one of seven UK universities which would fall into the red, in the event of a drop in international student income.

Business partnership brings prestigious ICT award - 25th November 2008

Aston University and Birmingham business Arden Photonics have won a prestigious award for their joint development project of the Modcon Mode Controller, a device which tests the capabilities of optical fibre communication systems.