- Rt Hon Jacqui Smith was the UK’s first female Home Secretary from 2007 to 2009
- She is currently Chair of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Sandwell Children’s Trust
- She was MP for Redditch in 1997 and became a Minister in 1999, serving in the Education, Health and Equality portfolios
- Notes to Editors
Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiaries – students, business and the professions, and our region and society. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Alec Cameron is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.
Aston University was named University of the Year 2020 by The Guardian and the University’s full time MBA programme has been ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking. The Aston MBA has been ranked 12th in the UK and 85th in the world.
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