Internal room bookings

For Staff room bookings (internal) please find us on the Student Support section of Solve.

You can see detailed information on each of our available rooms.

External room bookings

For all external room hire please contact Conference Aston.

Academic timetabling

For queries relating to timetabling, please visit our webpage.

Student societies

For any society wishing to book a room please contact the Student Union on 0121 204 4855 or email union reception.

Student study spaces

For student room bookings, please visit Student Study Spaces.

Safety & security information

Please note: The Aston University Emergency contact telephone number is ext. 2222 (internally) and 0121 359 2922 (externally).

Fire Safety

If you discover a fire, please operate the nearest fire alarm.

Ring ext. 2222, or go directly to the the Security Control Room, giving:

a) The location of the fire.

b) Your name and address.

c) Any other relevant details (e.g. visitors with additional needs).

The intermittent sounding of the fire alarm indicates that an incident has been reported. 
Full evacuation should not be initiated at this stage.

The continuous sounding (two-tone warble) of the fire alarm indicates that full evacuation 
should proceed immediately

If you hear the continuous alarm:

a) Evacuate the building immediately using the nearest fire exit and report to the assembly point next to the lake (Vauxhall Parade) in a quiet and orderly manner.

b) Do not stop to collect personal belongings.

c) Do not use the lifts.

d) Do not enter the building again unless authorised to do so by Security Staff.

First Aid

In the event of medical assistance being required, please contact the Security Control Room on ext. 4803 (internally) or 0121 204 4803 (externally).  The office is staffed 24 hours a day and all Security personnel are qualified first aiders.

Security Information

For your own safety and the safety of other users of University premises, please ensure you are aware of the following:

  • Do not leave bags, cases, boxes, any electrical devices, etc, unattended.
  • Please report anything suspicious to the Security Control Room in the foyer of the Main Building.
  • The Head of Security can be contacted on ext. 2222 (internally) or 0121 204 2922 (externally).
  • The Security Control Room is located on the Ground Floor Foyer of the Main Building and can be contacted on ext. 4803 (internally) or 0121 204 4803 (externally).
Visitors with additional needs

Wherever possible, the University should be informed of any visitors with additional needs who may require assistance in the event of an evacuation, or parking facilities close to the Main Building.

Toilet Facilities

Toilets are situated on the Ground Floor at the rear of the Security Control Room, on the Sixth Floor (North side), the Seventh Floor of the North Wing and at the rear of the Great Hall.

Fire Evacuation

In the event of an evacuation, wheel chair users and persons with mobility difficulties should be taken to the nearest staircase and Security informed of their location. Under no circumstances should the lifts be used. Access to all stairwells is through fire doors which are heat/flame resistant for 30 minutes. In addition, the stairwells are fire proofed and made of concrete.