Campus Life at Aston
A green haven in the heart of Birmingham
We provide our students with some of the best learning and research environments in the world. From modern lecture theatres and clinics for students to practice in – such as the Aston Brain Centre and Aston Eye Clinic – to a range of specialist laboratories, including our £3.9million virtual reality facility.
Your Students’ Union building is located on campus, just a short walk from Main Building. As well as cafés, bars and shops, the building acts as a focal point for clubs, societies, events and support services. Visit the SU website to find out more.
Our library is a beautiful place to study. Its iconic glass façade lets in plenty of natural light, and you can choose between private study areas or flexible meeting pods, which are perfect for group work. The library is open 24/7 during term time, providing flexibility for our early birds and night owls.
Nourish at Aston provides catering for our onsite cafes and restaurants. They use only the freshest ingredients to provide a range of menu choices including gluten-free, Halal, vegetarian and vegan. If you fancy a social drink with friends, we have two pubs on site – The Gosta Green and Sacks of Potatoes – as well as our brand new bar and restaurant, the Lounge, which can be found in the Students’ Union building. Nourish has also recently launched a range of food delivery packages for students in campus accommodation.
Sport Aston is the go-to place to get fit, stay fit and most importantly have fun working out and enjoying the range of facilities we have to offer. The centre has a fully-functional gym, multiple studios and sports courts alongside Birmingham’s oldest, but most stunning operational swimming pool.
The Martin Luther King Multi-Faith Centre sits in the centre of campus and caters for those of all faiths or of none. The Chaplaincy team is experienced at listening and offering pastoral and spiritual guidance, prayer, support and friendship to all – regardless of background.
Whether you’re a newcomer or a born-and-bred Brummie, you’ll never get bored of exploring our city. Packed with culture, creativity and top-notch cuisine, as well as being home to one of the youngest populations in Europe, we’re confident you’ll fit right in.
We have an award-winning security service on campus who are looking out for your welfare 24/7. Additionally, our SafeZone app is designed to keep students safe on campus and provides a direct link to our security team.
Although we’re located in the city centre, our campus is lined with trees and has plenty of green spaces. We also have a lake, fountains, and sculptures for when you need a change of pace and a place to relax.