Published on 24/11/2022
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Crafty Aston University staff and students use tech to create gifts for sale at Christmas market
  • Aston University is taking over stall at Birmingham Christmas Market
  • First time University has had a stall at the event
  • Variety of 3-D printed and laser cut gifts available to buy.

Aston University is taking over a stall at Birmingham Christmas Market to sell gifts, some made using cutting-edge technology.
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A variety of 3-D printed and laser cut gifts designed and created by staff and students within its College of Engineering and Physical Sciences will be available to buy.

Professor Kate Sugden, deputy Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, said: “We’re delighted to set up stall in the heart of the city centre this Christmas.

“We have some very talented staff and students who have kindly applied their scientific and technological knowledge to produce gifts and Christmas decorations.

“But not all of our produce is made using engineering and computing techniques. We’ve also got some excellent knitters and crafters within the University who have also donated items to sell.”

It is the first time that Aston University has had a stall at the Christmas market in Cathedral Square.

The festive event is delivered in partnership by Colmore BID, Birmingham City Council, Danter Attractions Limited and Birmingham Cathedral in the run up to Christmas, offering food and drink stalls as crafts and gifts.

The Aston University stall will be open between 21 and 27 November, and and all proceeds will be donated to the Students’ Union.
 

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About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a university since 1966, Aston University is a long-established university led by its three main beneficiary groups – students, business and the professions, and the West Midlands region and wider society. Located in Birmingham at the heart of a vibrant city, the campus houses all the University’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Aleks Subic is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.

 Aston University is ranked 22 in the Guardian University Guide, based on measures including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects. The Aston Business School MBA programme was ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking.

For media inquiries in relation to this release, contact Nicola Jones, Press and Communications Manager, on (+44) 7825 342091 or email: n.jones6@aston.ac.uk

 

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About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a university since 1966, Aston University is a long-established university led by its three main beneficiary groups – students, business and the professions, and the West Midlands region and wider society. Located in Birmingham at the heart of a vibrant city, the campus houses all the University’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Aleks Subic is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.

 Aston University is ranked 22 in the Guardian University Guide, based on measures including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects. The Aston Business School MBA programme was ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking.

For media inquiries in relation to this release, contact Nicola Jones, Press and Communications Manager, on (+44) 7825 342091 or email: n.jones6@aston.ac.uk

 

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