We are so proud to have been an Official University of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. It was the most incredible journey for our staff, students, city, and partners, both in the run up to, and during the Games. We are so pleased to have played our role in the largest sporting event the West Midlands has ever seen.
Loaning of optometry equipment and providing eye care expertise
The School of Optometry loaned ophthalmic equipment and provided eye care expertise, supported by a network of qualified optometrist volunteers for three polyclinics, which formed the primary healthcare facilities for athletes and team officials requiring medical assessment and treatment throughout the Games period. Professor Leon Davies oversaw the Games’ eye care clinics which brought together a cohort of volunteer optometrists, dispensing opticians, and ophthalmologists from across the UK.
Hosting temporary electric vehicle charging facilities
We supported Birmingham 2022 in their aim to be the first games to create a carbon neutral legacy by providing parking and hosting temporary electric vehicle charging facilities for its fleet, as well as other spaces on campus for its organising team.
Our impact in pictures
Celebrating our Commonwealth heroes
Aston University is a world-leading insitution providing high-quality education for the next generation of leaders from across the globe. Here we celebrate the stories of leading students from some of the competing commonweatlh nations.
Punit Goyal graduated from Aston Business School’s International Business course in 2007 and has gone on to be the founder of successful clean-energy companies in both in India and Europe.
Chairman of Citibank Nigeria, Olayemi Cardoso started his career as a student on the pioneering Managerial and Administrative Studies at Aston University in the 1970s.
Pharmacy student David Boakye is balancing his studies with a successful career as a sprinter.