The items are among tons of goodies representing life as an Aston student that have been placed in a time capsule for future generations to discover.
The vessel has been registered with the official International Time Capsule Society, and it is scheduled to be opened in 50 years' time on 30 April 2068.
It has been buried outside the front of the new SU building, and will be marked by a special chair.
In April work started on the new £10 million purpose-built SU building which will sit at the heart of campus replacing the current 1960s building. It is due to officially open in Spring 2019.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Helen Higson attended the burial, joined by senior representatives of the SU, construction company Clegg, and the University.
The full contents of the capsule included:
Reema Quessou, president of Aston Students’ Union, said: “This new building will give Aston students the SU they deserve. There will be amazing spaces for students to relax and recharge, plus we’ll have fresh new facilities to transform ambition into reality. We’re so excited, and can’t wait until it opens in 2019.”
The two-storey steel framed building will have striking full height glazing. Inside it will feature a range of facilities including a café, bar and restaurant, shop, social spaces, prayer room and washing facilities, games area, media room, multi-exhibition and rehearsal space and office space for the union’s student officer team and services.
To watch a video walkthrough of the architect’s design, click here.
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About Aston University
Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiaries – students, business and the professions, and our region and society. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Alec Cameron is the Vice Chancellor & Chief Executive.
Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years and our students do extremely well in securing top jobs and careers. Our strong relationships with industry partners mean we understand the needs of employers, which is why we are also ranked in the top 20 for graduate employability.
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