Aston University Website

By | 12th April 2017

Aston University

Aston University Website

Aston University is a public research university situated at Gosta Green, in the city centre of Birmingham, England. Aston began as the Birmingham Municipal Technical School in 1895, evolving into the UK’s first College of Advanced Technology in 1956. Aston University received its royal charter from Queen Elizabeth II on 22 April 1966.

In 2016, Aston was ranked in the top 33 universities in the UK by all three major league tables, and also received recognition Times Higher Education for the second best teaching quality in the UK.Aston was ranked by QS as the 42nd best university in the world under 50 years old in 2015.

Aston pioneered the integrated placement year concept over 50 years ago,with more than 70% of Aston students taking a placement year, the highest percentage in the UK.

The origins of Aston University are a School of Metallurgy formed in the Birmingham and Midland Institute in 1875. The Birmingham Municipal Technical School separated from the Institute in 1895, teaching chemistry, physics, metallurgy and electrical engineering. In 1911, commercial classes were introduced and grew into an independent School of Commerce by 1916. The school changed its name in 1927 to the Birmingham Central Technical College, to reflect its changing approach to teaching technology.

Aston University Contact Number

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Main Switchboard: +44 (0)121 204 3000         Fax: +44 (0)121 204 3696

Prospective Undergraduate (UK) Student enquiries 0121 204 3000 ugenquiries@aston.ac.uk
Current Undergraduate Student enquiries 0121.204.4007 thehub@aston.ac.uk
International/EU Student UG & PG  enquiries 0121 204 4480 international@aston.ac.uk
Visa enquiries 0121 204 4007 issu@aston.ac.uk
Postgraduate taught course enquiries 0121 204 3000 See individual course pages for contact information
Postgraduate research enquiries 0121 204 3000 See individual school and research groups pages for contact information
Open Days 0121 204 4771 opendays@aston.ac.uk
Request a printed prospectus
Accommodation information 0121 204 4706 accom@aston.ac.uk
Disability information 0121 204 5015 disabilityteam@aston.ac.uk
General admissions information 0121 204 4674 admissions@aston.ac.uk
Alumni Office 0121 204 4554 alumniinfo@aston.ac.uk
Birmingham Higher Education Convention 0121 204 4771 schliaison@aston.ac.uk
Careers Service 0121 204 4757 careers@aston.ac.uk
Conference and hospitality facilities 0121 204 3011 conferenceaston@aston.ac.uk
Job vacancies
Masterclasses and Aimhigher activities 0121 204 4771 aimhigher@aston.ac.uk
Library 0121 204 4525 library@aston.ac.uk
Press and media enquiries 0121 204 4549 marketing@aston.ac.uk
Research and Enterprise Office 0121 204 4242 reo@aston.ac.uk
Sports enquiries sportsenquiries@aston.ac.uk
Talks/presentations in schools 0121 204 4771 schliaison@aston.ac.uk
Teachers and careers advisors events 0121 204 4771 schliaison@aston.ac.uk
AMIRS (Aston Multimedia Interactive Research Suite) 0121 204 3105 enquiries@amirs.co.uk