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144-159 UCAS Points
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Aston University Reputation
Aston University is located in Central England, West Midlands. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 13,610 students are enrolled at Aston University:
- 11,180 of these students come from the UK
- 685 come from other EU countries
- And 1,745 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2016/17)
The graduate outcomes for Aston University show that six months after leaving university, 94% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving Aston University, is £21,500 a year.
(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)
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As a student of Aston my uni experience has not been the best as time has gone on. Particularly when it came to finding a placement. Upon joining the university I was told that the uni has strong links with businesses all across the world, an excellent careers team that would help find suitable job roles for student and that the uni had a strong reputation. This proved to be wrong as it was an extremely difficult task to find one in the end. The uni facilities are outdated in this modern day and age. They have sold off their accommodation so students from other local unis reside in the on-campus accoms. The teaching particularly Marketing is outdated and poorly taught.
The university is very supporting of the students and will always help. There are a wide range of facilities for subjects which can be found on campus but many sources online. Lectures are recorded also making it easy to go back over for revision or seminars which is really helpful for your understanding. Aston also offers placement years which I would say it essential to being employable once your degree is over and gives you the experience to stand out from the crowd. Within the university there are always events on to social and also specifically for your chosen subject. This is good as it gives insight to the reality of the subject you are studying. I have had a very positive experience at Aston so far.
Friendly environment, been happy ever since I joined and couldn’t ask for a better uni experience! I love being in the centre of the city so everything is in arms reach, and though the SU isn’t good now the new one will be finished in the spring :)
Really enjoyable university, very nice family feel to the whole university because it is small, campus is compact but has everything you need (means you can get to lectures in 5 mins), most lecturers engaging and good
All the facilities needed and want, clubs and societies are amazing. Never had an issue with internet anywhere on campus. And placement/careers help is readily available. SU is out dated but a new one is being finished for next year and it looks better
My experience has been amazing the staff are caring, the facilities Are wonderful. It’s just a short walk from the City Center which is amazing. There’s even a Tesco’s on site and a Costa. The standard of education is soo High. As with all unis there are is the odd few let’s say annoying lecturer but the amazing ones out way this for sure.
Ones experience of Aston university could range dramatically depending on a few factors. However there are some constants. The organisation is dreadful, funding for final year projects is minute and first class grades are handed out to anyone with a pulse. Would not recommend.
The campus is really beautiful for being in the middle of the city, and close to the city centre for shopping. The accommodation company (Unite Students) is a nightmare though, and I would recommend finding somewhere else to stay if you attend.
Small, compact campus with a lot of green space and an aesthetic lake with a triangle fountain. I also like the use of the study booths in the library and the fact there is a quiet floor. The student union is great too, it is a little old but it is still a nice building with common rooms and a big hall where I take part in the dance sports club. I like the societies too, however I feel there needs to be more societies/clubs, for example, art, more types of dance(tap etc), cocktail society. Overall the societies are good though and I am part of 3 which are very enjoyable.
Avoid going to Aston at all cost. When I was there is was top 20 and I am glad it has slumped down and don't believe this rubbish about how it is staff student ratio or how they will recruit top class lecturers. I studied there and I swear the lecturers did not have time for you. It is a university full of undercover racism. Most of the work is done in groups and if they put you in a group and your the only ethnic minority your contribution marks are getting duct. I am fortunate since leaving that hell I have attained 3 degrees including a Masters from Royal Holloway. I would definitely recommend Royal Holloway. The staff were so friendly and the students were all nice. The campus is beautiful. You will not regret it. Or go anywhere else. Avoid Aston at all cost.
I believe that I have experienced institutional racism here on quite an intense level. I first experienced it as an undergraduate when I walking in the corridor and overheard lecturer white stating to a white student we never had this many of them (Asian students) back in the day. I then came back to complete a postgraduate degree and found the white lectures to me favourable to the white students (evidently clique). I haven’t enjoyed this experience as a result.
Guys do not go to this university,It's a money making thing. Their idiot professors are not getting accountable for leaking exams instead university penalize students by forcing them to repeat the year. That stupid university dean does not understand the financial burden on students. It just happened to my family member recently. What a shame
I love the changes to the campus but I do feel that our student union is not as buzzing and social as other universities union. I think there needs to be more events and perhaps students should be asked what events they would like. Living in Birmingham we have great access to clubs on Broad Street so I think students would really appreciate the union to a space for more social activities.
Aston is an amazing University especially for Business students. Lecturers are really helpful and campus is beautiful. It is a well known University, also world-wide known and is an achievement if you can get in. The accommodation is beautiful and right in the centre of Birmingham so you are near to everything. I can't rate 5 stars for clubs and societies as I'm not part of one but there are loads on offer. The Student Union is brilliant, especially for Freshers week and we even have our own pub on campus. Careers service is outstanding, help you from finding jobs, with your CV and help you practise interview techniques. As almost ALL students have a placement year (struggling to come across anyone who hasn't) they make you feel comfortable when finding a job.
ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE! This Uni refused to stop a fellow student from harassing & stalking myself and other Uni friends, meaning we had to go to the Police. The Uni was aware of this other student's actions and creepy behaviour but gave him numerous undeserved second chances. Even when this other student repeatedly threatened to kill one of my Uni friends the Police had to caution him before the Uni took any real notice and even then they refused to kick him out. Eventually, when he had been arrested on various occasions and given a prison sentence suspended for 18 months, the Uni finally reluctantly said that he had run out of extra chances and was to be kicked out permanently. Far too little too late. By this time it had been going on well over a year. Little wonder that in April 2014 my Uni flatmate killed himself in the Lakeside residences. The Uni wrongly tried to hush it all up to avoid bad press and swore us to secrecy. Worse, they then let slip to me how he killed himself. AVOID!
Fantastic city campus - incredibly unique in that sense with only a 10m walk to the Bullring and Birmingham centre. Education quality and reputation is fantastic, new student union coming soon and desperately needed!!
Love my course, high standard of teaching, lectures approachable and helpful, lots of practical experience. Good that the university puts emphasis on placements, a shame that these are mostly business based regardless of the course you are on; placements offered at the university are only paid if they are business/marketing placements, and lab placements are almost always unpaid. Almost no funding of societies, they rely on membership fees for everything. Almost no arts societies, such as drama, poetry, art, and music society is massively underfunded with one small practice room as its only designated room in the whole university. Overall, academic side is excellent but societies and events run by the union leaves a lot to be desired. But as Aston is a city centre campus university, it's not as important, as there is so much to do in Birmingham to make up for lack of societies and in terms of nightlife.
I liked the size of the campus and student population. There were c.13,000 students when I did my Masters in 99/00. There was a real community feel. The uni is within walking distance to the city centre giving choice to stay on campus for the usual student partying or going into town. There are lots of sports to get involved in - I joined the hockey team. There are lots of clubs/societies to take advantage of to have fun and meet people.
Albeit small, this university has a lot to offer! Lovely campus where everything is a stones throw away. There are a lot of activities and clubs and as a whole you really get the sense of being part of a community! The accomdation is great value and the placements and graduate jobs that the university can link you up with are amazing!
Don't let how small the university is put you off. It's a great community, almost like a large family. Everything to close so you don't have to walk far, and overall it is a very modern and environmentally friendly campus! The placement years offered here are fantastic and really set you up perfect for a good paying graduate job!
It's such a friendly university that's a close knit community. There's a lot of clubs and activities to get involved in and the placements it offers for its students are great. There's high prospects of getting a great graduate job when you go to this university.
Being such a small university means we have become a tight-knit community at Aston, but by no means do we do things on a small scale. The opportunities available, both academic and social, are plentiful and there is something for everyone.
If you want to have a great time at Aston you can, all you need to do is open yourself up to opportunities rather than hide yourself away and not try anything out. The employability rate is great, everyone is friendly and helpful and the campus is so green and nice. Within the business school the lectures can be too large and impersonal but the VLE is very helpful.
One of the most homely and amazing campuses. Great nightlife, lots to explore in Birmingham and so many societies to enjoy. Accomodation a bit expensive but other than the the cost of living is ideal for any student!!