Certificates

Once you have been awarded and all validation checks have been made, you will receive a personalised link which will allow you to order your degree certificate online and track the progress of your order. 

Postgraduates

Postgraduate students will also usually receive a diploma supplement with their certificate. The diploma supplement provides additional information about your degree, including module grades.

Undergraduate students will also usually receive a Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) upon graduation. The HEAR is an electronic document only and graduands will receive an email inviting them to register to receive the HEAR prior to graduation. The HEAR provides additional information about your degree, including module grades.

Please note, if you do not order your certificate via MAP, you will not receive your certificate as we do not know the correct address to post the certificate to.

If you have outstanding debts to the University the certificate will not be available until all debts are cleared.

Aston's Alumni

Graduating in 2022? Welcome to the Aston Alumni Community!

When you graduate, you officially become an Aston alumnus, joining a 100,000 strong community of Aston alumni who live and work all over the globe.

Being an alumni has many perks, such as:

  • Invitations to exclusive events and reunions taking place at locations all over the world;
  • Careers support for up to three years after you graduate;
  • Alumni communications to keep you updated, including our vibrant annual magazine.

Don’t miss out!

We can’t stay in touch if we don’t know where you are. Please be sure to update your contact details with us when they change by emailing alumni@aston.ac.uk or calling +44 (0) 121 204 3838.

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BSEEN

BSEEN (Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network) can offer students and graduates a great package of intensive start-up support for new ventures. Successful participants benefit from a variety of workshops, networking opportunities, tailored mentoring, grant and office space at Birmingham Innovation Campus, Aston. There is no cost to join the BSEEN Programme. BSEEN, financed by the European Regional Development Fund, is a collaborative initiative between Aston University, Birmingham City University, Newman University and University College Birmingham.

For further details, please email bseen@aston.ac.uk or visit www.b-seen.biz

Careers and Placements

The support you get from Aston doesn’t end on graduation day. We have a team of friendly and experienced career professionals who can help you to prepare for your next challenge – starting your career. You can access our service for up to three years after you graduate. The team can provide support with a number of things, such as:

  • Exploring your career options – including self-employment and further study
  • Identifying your passions, skills and interests
  • Gaining work experience to boost your employability
  • Finding opportunities all over the world
  • Getting support with CVs, applications, interviews, assessment centres and psychometric testing.

Aston Futures

You’ll still have access to Aston Futures, our online portal – you can use this to register for careers events, book an appointment with a member of the team and browse hundreds of opportunities posted by employers actively looking to recruit Aston graduates. You will need to complete the ’graduate registration’ using your personal email address to get started. 

The Graduate Team

We have a dedicated Graduate Team who can help you identify new opportunities and let you know when jobs come up that you may be interested in. They also send out frequent e-newsletters that are packed full of handy resources, upcoming events and graduate opportunities, so keep an eye on your inbox for that.

Email careersgradteam@aston.ac.uk to start a conversation with the team. You can also find out more about how the team can help you in this blog post.

Online resources

Our website contains lots of fantastic resources to support you with every step of your journey: www.aston.ac.uk/careers

There are also a range of online tools that are available exclusively for Aston students and graduates – these can help you practise your video interview technique, get to grips with psychometric testing and more. Get in touch with the team for access to these: careers@aston.ac.uk

Get in touch

Speak to us about any of the services available to you by calling 0121 204 4757 or emailing careers@aston.ac.uk

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