Published on 29/07/2021
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  • 2021 StudentCrowd University Awards place Aston University #12 for job prospects
  • StudentCrowd is the only award for UK universities solely calculated on student reviews
  • Winners selected based on analysis of 19,323 reviews

Aston University has been ranked #12 for Best UK University for Job Prospects in the 2021 StudentCrowd University Awards. 

StudentCrowd is an independent award based on students’ experiences and the only award for UK universities which is purely calculated on student reviews. 

Winners were selected based on their average review score over the 24-month period from July 2019 to July 2021. A total of 19,323 university reviews were analysed across 11 different categories that students rated out of five stars. 

Aston University graduates have an average salary of £33,400 after five years, which is well above the national average and the 20th highest median salary five years after graduation (source: 2021 Longitudinal Education Outcomes data). 

Saskia Loer Hansen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) at Aston University, said:

“We are delighted that our efforts to prepare our graduates for their careers has been recognised in the StudentCrowd survey, especially as this is solely based on students’ reviews.

“Our careers and placements team goes above and beyond to support our students and graduates through the job-hunting process. Many students have said that Aston University’s ‘first priority is employability’. The team provides tailored guidance and enhanced curriculum input alongside broader recruitment support such as CV writing, interview preparation and applications.”

For more information about courses on offer at Aston University please visit our website.

Notes to editors 

 About Aston University

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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