- History at Aston is one of the most diverse programmes of its kind in the country
- Historian Sir David Cannadine will also receive an honorary degree at graduation on 20 July
- The ceremony will take place at Eastside Rooms in Birmingham on 20 July.
The first cohort of Aston University history students will graduate this week.
The ceremony will take place at 1030 hrs at Eastside Rooms in Birmingham on 20 July.
Historian Sir David Cannadine will also receive an honorary degree at graduation, to mark the special occasion.
History at Aston University is one of the most diverse programmes of its kind in the country.
Over 60 per cent of the University’s students identify as BAME, compared to only 11 per cent of History students nationally.
It comes after the department’s first set of student results were released. Eleanor Harris won the prize for outstanding performance in History. Kunza Asam won the prize for best History project for her dissertation: The Voices of the Women Who Were Silenced: Focussing on How Women’s Lives Changed in Afghanistan from 1996–2009.
Dr Anne Jenichen, head of politics, history and international relations at Aston University, said:
“History at Aston University focuses on the modern and contemporary world.
“We look at history in its global dimension, from slavery to the abolitionist movement to the origins of internationalism and the more recent challenges of globalisation, digital technologies, and humanitarian politics.
“I am delighted to see our first cohort of students graduating from this innovative and exciting degree programme.”
- 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. Saskia Loer Hansen is the interim 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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