Aston Open days 2015
Tour campus and our excellent facilities.
Find out more about our courses, see our accommodation, and talk to staff and students.

Our Open Days for 2016 entry take place this year on the following dates:
  • Tuesday 15 September 2015
  • Saturday 10 October 2015

Register For Open Day     

 Download Open Day Programme    

Open Days begin with a Welcome Talk at 10.15 am (this talk is repeated at 11.30 am and 1.15 pm and we would suggest you come to one of the later welcome talks if you are attending subject sessions later in the day).).

An Open Day programme and information on how to find the University will be posted to you if you book a place.   

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.

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

Sessions are run by lecturers who 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 are available in the Upper Foyer (by the main entrance) 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 in excess £15,000.
Many Aston students are offered graduate jobs with their placement employers.

The placement year is not subject to normal fees, the majority of students will be covered by a scholarship and will pay nothing, some students will pay a reduced fee of £1,000.

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

You can 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.

For more information see Frequently Asked Questions. 

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