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Open Days 2014

Open Days page
Tour campus and our excellent facilities. Find out more about our courses, see our accommodation, and talk to staff and students.
Following a very successful Open Day  on Tuesday 24 June, our next Open Days will take place on the following dates:
  • Wednesday 17 September 2014
  • Saturday 18 October 2014. 

You can
book online to attend our September and October Open Days.

Our Open Days begin with a Welcome Talk at 10.15 am (although this talk is repeated twice if you prefer to arrive for sessions taking place later in the day).  Our Open Day programme will be sent to everyone who books a place - but in the meantime you may wish to download a copy of the programme to help you plan your visit - download a copy here.  

Please also see further information below and our Frequently Asked Questions:

Our General Open Days are a great opportunity for you to explore Aston University and Birmingham for yourself. You'll also be able to speak to lecturers and current students about living and studying at Aston.

If you are a teacher/adviser and would like to book a large school/college party to attend our Open Days, please email Lisa Mitchell with details.

 If you have any questions regarding attendance at the Open Day, please see our FAQs or get in touch.  

 What can I see and do at the Open Day?

We offer self-guided tours at our Open Day where you can take a map and information sheet and have a look around our campus at your own leisure.  We will have student ambassadors located around the campus to help you find your way and you will be able to view our open show flats.

In addition, we will offer some guided tours, led by current Aston students, who will show you round our green, self-contained campus. You'll see some of our excellent academic, social and sporting facilities, and visit our student accommodation.

At Aston University we are proud of our student accommodation, all of which is on campus. There is a guarantee scheme in place for first year students and 85% of our student bedrooms are ensuite.

Your student guide will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have during the tour.

We run a series of sessions and presentations throughout the day, which last between 20 and 40 minutes. We also run a "question time" session for parents where you can ask any questions to Aston staff and students.

Sessions generally include:

  • Introduction to Aston University
  • Student life at Aston
  • Applying to University: the UCAS system - making the most of your UCAS application, choosing where to go and what to study, personal statements and more.
  • Student finance - find out more about fees, loans, budgeting and Aston's scholarships
  • Sport at Aston

These sessions are run by lecturers who'll explain more about the courses taught at Aston University, and answer any questions you may have.

The sessions last about an hour, and many run twice during the Open Day.

Our Careers and Employability team will have a stand in the Lower Foyer during the Open Day.  Speak to staff to find out about the facilities and support on offer to Aston students and recent graduates.

Aston is ranked 5th in the UK and 1st outside London for graduate employability. We also have the highest percentage of students taking a placement year of any UK university.

The vast majority of placements are paid, with the average salary being £15,000. Many Aston students are offered graduate jobs with their placement employers.

The placement year tuition fee is £1,000, with scholarships available to make this year fee free for the majority. 

Make sure you leave yourself time during the day to visit Birmingham city centre, which is just a five minute walk from our campus.

Free coach tours of Birmingham will run during the day. The tours last around 35 minutes and show you some of the highlights of the fantastic city of Birmingham - home to over 65,000 students!

You can also pick up one of our self-guided tour leaflets, and take a short walking tour of the city centre.

We offer Open Day visitors discounted rooms in our on-campus hotel and conference centre. Why not spend the night in the city and take a look at some of our suggested things to do in Birmingham.

Maps, directions & parking

Maps, directions & parking

Open Day Guide 2014

Open Day Guide 2014

Tour campus and our excellent facilities. Find out more about our courses, see our accommodation, and talk to staff and students.

 

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