Zaccagnini Aston University
Aston University in Birmingham, established in 1895 and officially a University since 1966, is known for its world-class teaching quality and one of the top-ranking institutions in the UK.
Aston is ranked 25th out of 116 UK Universities in the 2012 Complete University Guide.
In the annual Sunday Times University Guide, which also ranks ‘Graduate Level’ employment success, Aston was ranked 10th out of all UK Universities over the last three years.
According to the 2012 National Student Survey, students rate their experience highly with an overall satisfaction level of 96%, well above the national average of 77%.
Aston: a University community
With just over 10,000 students, Aston is large enough to be lively and diverse, but small enough to have a close-knit and friendly atmosphere.
Student accommodation, the Student’s Union and other social and sporting facilities are all located in a single and safe site. An attractive and safe campus populated by friendly students makes living in the university residences a very sociable and enjoyable experience.
The Aston University campus has modern sporting facilities with two sports centres, a swimming pool and a large gym. There are shops and numerous catering outlets on campus and Birmingham city centre is only a short walk from the campus. Library and IT facilities are open 7 days a week and the campus has broad internet coverage with wireless interned in all main academic buildings.
A High Quality Professional Education
Optometry programmes are specifically designed to meet the requirements for the practice of optometry. The 2008 review by the Quality Assurance Agency rated the programme as excellent with thriving research groups that contribute directly to undergraduate teaching to ensure it remains at the cutting edge.
School of Health & Life Sciences, Aston University
OPTOMETRY IS INTEGRATED IN THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
The School of Health & Life Sciences (LHS) at Aston is acknowledged as one of the leading centres of health sciences in the UK with an outstanding reputation for teaching and research. There is a huge breath of academic resarch undertaken within LHS. The integration of this research with information from lecturers and professors gives students a distinct advantage in having access to the latest trends, thinking, issues and reaserch in their particular field.
Aston University Day Hospital
The Aston University Day Hospital, located next to the Health Clinics building is unique in Europe and houses the first university cornea and refractive research centre in the UK. The Aston University Day Hospital also brings together our research in areas such as brain imaging, human myopia and epilepsy. Aston is currently the only university in the world to have an Optometry programme and a cataract and refractive surgery facility on one campus.