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Spotlight on Aston: a fantastic student experience

01 Jul 2018 - Fiona Raleigh

From sociable accommodation, to helpful staff and a fun Students’ Union, it’s easy to have a great student experience at Aston University. What’s more, the University is located in the diverse city of Birmingham. It’s the UK’s second largest city and an exciting destination for students from around the world!

Studying abroad is a great way to gain valuable skills that will help you in your future career. However, it’s not all about essays and exams – it’s important to make sure you have fun while you study!

Your voice is heard

Aston University works hard to provide an outstanding student experience for you. And the secret to its success is that it listens to students. Over the last few years, Aston has asked students what’s important to them, and made a number of major investments and improvements, including a £215 million campus residences development.

Aston University campus

Campus accommodation at Aston now provides a team of residence tutors who offer out-of-hours support and guidance. You can give feedback directly to residence staff, as Allison Levey, Director of Student and Academic Services, explains:

This service fits into our wider teams of advisers and counsellors, and our multi-faith chaplaincy. All of these services work to ensure that all our students enjoy their time here, particularly those who are far from home.

Get involved

The Students’ Union will be an important part of your life at Aston. It’s where you’ll meet new friends, hang out in between classes and attend exciting student-run events.

With over 100 clubs and societies for you to choose from, a Student Ambassador scheme, and plenty of volunteering opportunities, Aston’s Students’ Union offers you the chance to try something new and get involved. So it’s easy to make the most of your student experience at Aston University!

Three people enjoy the student experience at Aston University by wearing Aston sweaters
The University celebrated its 50th birthday in 2016 and, as part of the celebrations, Aston aimed to raise £50 million by 2020. The University has since opened a brand new £10 million Students’ Union building in the heart of the campus.

Learning support

Aston provides lots of academic support for students. At the University’s Learning Development Centre, you can benefit from the following services:

  • Advice on writing assignments and general study skills
  • Maths drop-in centre (no appointment necessary!)
  • Workshops and one-to-one tutorials

So if you’re ever feeling like you need help with your work, you can always turn to the friendly team at the Learning Development Centre to receive the support you need!

The city of Birmingham

Finally, Birmingham itself is a wonderful place to be a student. It’s one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the UK. There’s so much to see and do, from visiting historic art galleries, to world-class shopping, leading music venues and excellent restaurants and cafés. Birmingham really does offer something for everyone.


Birmingham also has fantastic transport links. It’s located in the centre of England and only 90 minutes from London by train, while also having plenty of beautiful British countryside nearby. The city has its own international airport, with direct flights to European countries and beyond, so you can travel and explore easily during your spare time.

Find out more

If you’re an international student and want to become a student at Aston University, why not get in touch? You can find out more about the University itself, or how a pathway course at Kaplan International College London could help you study a degree at Aston.

Alternatively, use our degree finder below to see which degrees are available.

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