Aston University will be the first Adobe Creative Campus in the Midlands. Our partnership with Adobe will give students and staff the tools to enhance their digital skills.

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The University has joined a select group of forward-looking global universities to become the Midland's first Adobe Creative Campus, giving all students and staff free access to the entire suite of Adobe Creative Cloud software and continuing its academic tradition of ensuring that its graduates are amongst the best prepared for the modern workplace.

The partnership with Adobe – which benefits staff as well – will see all members of the Aston University community accessing industry-leading digital tools for creating graphics, video, web content and photography, with software such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro and Illustrator, alongside a range of workflow automation tools, with access to millions of royalty-free stock images and digital resources.

As part of the Creative Campus programme, Adobe will extend direct support to Aston University, facilitating transformative changes in teaching and learning through technology. This collaboration ensures that every student and staff member can fully harness the capabilities of the Creative Cloud and cultivate robust digital fluency skills.

Additionally, the student ambassador programme will provide opportunities for students to get involved in various activities to promote and support the adoption of Adobe Creative Cloud across the campus while developing marketable, career-enriching skills for their future work.

Professor Aleks Subic, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Aston University, said:

"Our strategic partnership with Adobe cements Aston University's commitment to providing its staff and students with the power skills necessary for the future of work. 

“As a technical university focused on technology and innovation and extending the reach of digital technologies, mastering creative expression of technical concepts, including the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools to create new applications across disciplines and professions, is a vital skill. 

“As the industries served by our graduates embrace a digital-first approach, we want them to know that they are prepared to support them on that journey.  

“I am also excited to announce that, within our strategic partnership, Aston University and Adobe will establish a student innovation hub on our Birmingham campus.”

Aston University will join the UK Adobe Creative Campus community with Teesside, Solent University, Bath Spa University and the University of London. Universities as institutions that put digital skills at the forefront of student personal growth. Aston University students will benefit from:

  • membership in learning communities to enhance digital collaboration and prepare them for high demand jobs
  • their faculty and staff receiving training on the latest digital tools to integrate into curricula and operational workflows, enhancing their learning experience
  • a range of enriching learning experiences to foster digital literacy skills and help them achieve milestones in their academic studies.