Congratulations on your offer

Congratulations on your offer to study at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. This page will be your offer holder information hub which you can return to whenever you need. You will find lots of information on this page about Aston and support and advice from our teams to help you on your journey to University. We are very proud to be ranked 22nd in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, 2023. Our Students’ Union has been rated 8th in the UK in the 2022 What Uni League Table, which is based on votes from more than 30,000 students across the country. 

Your offer holder day

Join us on campus to meet our lecturers, discover what it is like to be a student here and find out about student life in Birmingham from the people who know it best: our staff and our students. During this event, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about admissions, accommodation, our placement year and job prospects as well as have a taster lecture and a campus tour.

Our Offer Holder Days are taking place on: 

Saturday 9th March – on campus event

Wednesday 20th March – on campus event

Here's what to expect from your day:

  • Welcome Talk - An insight to the benefits of studying at Aston University. You will also hear about our Placement Year and find out more about the different options you have.
  • My Aston Experience - Interactive session where you can hear from current students about life at Aston. This will include an informal Q&A session with a panel of students ranging from first to final year.
  • Q&A Session - This will be a great chance for you to discuss your course in more depth and ask any questions you may have.
  • Taster Lecture - The taster lectures have been designed to give you an outlook of what it would be like to study at Aston University by attending a lecture.
  • Optional Campus and Accommodation Tour

Here's how to find us.

Here's just a few reasons why you should choose Aston University to kick-start your career:

TEF Gold

 Aston University was awarded Triple Gold - the highest possible rating for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2023)

top 25 Aston

We are a top 25 university

Aston University was ranked overall among the top 25 universities in the UK (Guardian, 2024).

Click here to read more about this ranking.

first in the UK for social inclusion

We're committed to reducing inequalities

Aston University was ranked first in the UK for our proportion of students from ethnic minority backgrounds (The Times and The Sunday Times Social Inclusion Rankings, 2024).

Our ambitious new 2030 strategy, rooted in our home city of Birmingham, UK, setting out plans to create a new model of university for a changing world.

NUE careers award

The Careers and Placements team at Aston University has been voted ‘best university placement team’ in the National University Employability (NUE) Awards 2022.

Sustainability

We're committed to sustainability

Sustainable campus - Top 30 in the UK's university rankings (People and Planet University Green League Table, 2022/23).

adobe creative campus

Aston is an Adobe Creative Campus, providing all students full access to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite and Adobe Express to help prepare for the challenges of an increasingly digital world. 

Careers and Placements

It's proven that taking a placement year helps improve your employability. That's why, even when it's not a required part of your course, we encourage every student at Aston University to take one. For most of our courses within the School, the placement year is a compulsory element of your course, please check the relevant course pages to see if your chosen course includes a compulsory placement.

Click here to discover some case studies of our students who have made the most of their placement year with Aston University.

Find out about more about our award-winning Careers and Placements team

Campus Tour, Students' Union and student life

Our graduates

Our students achieve some amazing things during their time with us and after they graduate - whether it's setting up their own businesses, landing competitive graduate schemes, or making real differences within their communities.

Click here to discover some of the stories from our School of Social Sciences and Humanities alumni.

Maggie completed her degree in Sociology and International Relations at Aston University and now works for the IBM HR team in New York City.

L'myah talks about her motivations for studying BSc (Hons) Politics and Sociology at Aston University and how this helped prepare her for a successful career after graduating.

Economics and Politics graduate, Victoria, shares her university experience and how she secured her graduate role with Microsoft UK.

Economics and Politics graduate, Navin Mal, discusses his graduate role in the Civil Service.

Aston University graduate, Rachel Appiah, shares her success story of studying Business Management and English Language.

Discover how Emily, Sociology and Social Policy graduate, is making a difference in her role with the Scouts.

BSc (Hons) History and International Relations graduate Bart Stawera, goes from Aston University to working at HMRC as a Tax Specialist. This is his story.

Georgia explains how her studies in International Relations and Social Policy at Aston University aided her in securing a position as a policy analyst in the Ofwat graduate scheme.

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