Aston University UCAS
At Aston we are proud of the fact that 89.2% of our graduates go straight into graduate level jobs. Our pioneering integrated placement year, which enables our students to work in a business or professional environment, helps set us apart from other universities. Our commitment to global citizenship is also highly distinctive. Employers look for more than just a good degree. For students to shape the ideas and the communities of tomorrow, they need a portfolio of skills. We have introduced free foreign language tuition and mentoring programmes, and we support entrepreneurship. Aston University has a strong reputation for academic excellence and inspiring teaching embedded in an educational heritage that can be traced back to 1895, and more recently to 1966 when we were awarded our University Charter. We have always had a strong belief in social mobility, and the power of higher education to transform lives. This is reflected in our research where we are delivering solutions to global challenges such as increased demand for telecommunications technologies, the links between enterprise and high growth business, and energy solutions that will meet tomorrow’s needs. If you choose Aston you will be joining a community where students from 120 nationalities live and work together, and you will benefit from an investment plan which has helped to transform the campus and the student experience. The new Chemical Engineering laboratories, the Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre and the Library are examples of stunning new buildings, whilst our new personal tutoring programme demonstrates our support for Aston students. Aston is a vibrant university in a vibrant city. Our Students’ Union has over 120 clubs and societies and Birmingham city centre is a five minute walk away.