10 reasons to choose Aston

Why choose Aston University?

1. Internationally renowned degree

Aston degree internationally renowned

Aston has been ranked in top 30 in the UK in both the 2017 Guardian University Guide and the 2017 Complete University Guide.

2. Record satisfaction levels

Student satisfaction levels

Our Overall Satisfaction in the National Student Survey has been at least 89% in each of the last four years (2013-2016).

3. Employable graduates

Employable Aston graduates

Currently over 82% of Aston graduates find a graduate level job or further study within six months of graduation, compared to a national average of less than 70%, placing Aston inside the top 25 institutions in the UK (2017 Complete University Guide).

4. Exceptional teaching 

Aston exceptional teaching

Aston has been ranked 2nd in the UK for Teaching Quality (THE, TEF).

5. Relevant research

Aston relevant research

78% of research we have submitted has been evaluated as 'world leading' or 'internationally recognised' (REF 2014)

6. Placement year

Aston placement year

Through the Aston placement year, students gain valuable experience to take into the workplace. Each year, Aston's 
Careers + Placements team arrange over 200 visits from employers on campus.

7. Enterprise support network

Outstanding enterprise support network

If you want to start your own business, Aston is a great place to be. BSEEN can help you kick-start your business idea. 

8. Birmingham city living

Birmingham city living

You will be based right in the heart of Birmingham, an absolutely amazing city to be a student in. It is the youngest city in Europe, it has strong links with business and industry and has hundreds of local independent businesses.

9. Work-based learning

Aston work-based learning

Aston offers UK leading degree apprenticeships and work-based studyA degree apprenticeship is a new way to get the experience you need. Put simply, you work and study over the course of your degree in your chosen field. Your employer and the government pay your fees.

10. Learn a language for free

Aston students can learn a language for free

Under the Languages for All scheme we have two options available for our students to study a language alongside or as part of their degree. Eligible first year undergraduate students can study a language for free. Current Aston students can choose a language module as part of their degree (depending on what
they are studying).


Why Aston University