Published on 30/09/2021
ONCAMPUS Aston Opening Ribbon Cutting
  • ONCAMPUS Aston, based at Aston University, opened its new teaching centre on 27 September 2021
  • Cambridge Education Group’s ONCAMPUS pathways portfolio has now partnered with 28 leading universities across mainland UK, Europe and the U.S.
  • The centre offers international students the ideal first step in pursuing their studies in the UK.

ONCAMPUS Aston has opened its new teaching centre, marking the latest addition to Cambridge Education Group’s ONCAMPUS pathways portfolio, which has partnerships with 28 leading universities across mainland UK, Europe and the U.S.

The centre, which opened on 27 September 2021, is based on Aston University’s Birmingham city centre campus, and offers international students the ideal first step in pursuing their studies in the UK.

Birmingham is the UK’s second-largest city and enjoys a rich and diverse cultural history. With state-of-the-art facilities and a reputation for outstanding student support, Aston University is committed to providing an exceptional student campus experience in the heart of the dynamic and creative city.

Enjoying significant and growing success in the last few years, Aston University has established itself as one of the UK’s leading universities, having recently been ranked 25th in the Guardian University Guide which focuses on the quality of teaching, student satisfaction and employability.

Aston University has employability and enterprise at its centre and prides itself on providing industry-relevant, career-enhancing opportunities to all students.

As pioneers of the integrated placement concept, some 73% of its students take up the opportunity to spend a year in industry, where they can develop their workplace skills and make professional connections. Aston Business School is in the top 100 globally for Business and Management (QS World Rankings) and is proud to be shortlisted by Times Higher Education (THE) for ‘Business School of the Year’.

The University also won the THE ‘Outstanding Entrepreneurial University’ and is shortlisted for THE ‘University of the Year 2021’.

Professor Alec Cameron, Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive of Aston University, says:

“Our partnership with Cambridge Education Group's ONCAMPUS to run pathway programmes will provide students all over the world with access to an Aston University degree.

“It will help them to successfully transition to the University and adapt to university life here in Birmingham, the UK's second largest city.

“Students will have the opportunity to develop a core understanding of their chosen subject area, develop critical academic skills, improve their English language proficiency and prepare to start their study journey at Aston University.

“Our students learn in a multicultural environment and we believe that they will be better prepared for their future careers by sharing their classrooms with students from all over the world. We have a longstanding reputation as a university which achieves high levels of employment for our graduates and our collaboration with Cambridge Education Group will enhance this.”

Brendan Webb, co-CEO of Cambridge Education Group says:

“This partnership is an incredibly exciting development for Cambridge Education Group. Aston University has a wide range of enviable industry-placement opportunities which will advantage students in a competitive graduate job market.

“We are proud to support international students to develop their academic and professional skills in a modern, employment-focussed University in the heart of one of the UK’s most vibrant and multi-cultural cities.”

From September 2021, international students have the opportunity to study a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Aston University through ONCAMPUS Aston including business, finance, engineering, the health professions and law.

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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