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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 150 reviews
4.2 / 150 reviews
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Halls of Residence
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 26 reviews
4.1 / 26 reviews
Location
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 78 reviews
4.3 / 78 reviews
Clubs & Societies
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
4.7 / 12 reviews
Party Vibe
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 78 reviews
4.1 / 78 reviews
Freshers' Week
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.1 / 10 reviews
University of Aston

Overview

Aston University is a public research campus university situated at Gosta Green, in the city centre of Birmingham. It is known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. Aston is a leading university for graduate employment success, ranking consistently in the top 10 for employability for the last 20 years.

Student Stats

Number of students10985
Male : Female48 : 52
Fulltime : Part time87 : 13
UK :International70 : 28

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Aston University Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars based on 150 reviews
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Campus/University buildings
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 37 reviews
Learning facilities
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 37 reviews
Sports facilities
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 37 reviews
Student Union
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 37 reviews
Careers service
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 37 reviews
Organisation
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 37 reviews
Inclusivity
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 23 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 26 reviews
Support for international students
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 16 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

21st March 2018
Aston University is a world-class campus based in the city of Birmingham (in the city centre to be exact). This institution prides itself on training young people to excel in the professions and has excellent international and local links. A research-led university that offers practical and current teaching that enables students to put their learning into practice during their placement year. The university is, in addition, the first to run degree apprenticeship courses and across all courses technology and online learning supports learning. The culture and life on campus is second to none, a small community as many describe the life at Aston to be like - there are many clubs and societies who regularly meet up and work together to build a diverse and integrated community. I love being a student here at Aston, the campus is picturesque and minutes walk from the city centre where there is an array of activities, shops and nighttime venues.
Campus/University buildings
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
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Student Union
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Fantastic LGBT+ society
Health and wellbeing services
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
There is an elected Vice President of Welfare, Advice & Representation services part of the SU and on-campus nurses with connections to local doctors and services.
Support for international students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Work has been done to ensure that accessibility is no problem at Aston.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

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20th March 2018
Great uni but with the obvious disadvantage of having less lecturers per student. The engineering department, while dated, is on full form and is exciting. The rest of the reviews ive heard hsve been good as the business students are well catered for. Excellent location and great student hub
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Dentist on site is just one of the benefits
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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Course review , 16/09/2017

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The one thing the uni has for itself is the location of the university itself as it is situated within the city of birmingham. Other than that it is a poor university which sells itself on being one of the best for placements yet they lack effort in helping students gain placements . You would think that a uni with "so called business links" would be able to use their relationship which such businesses to help fast track their students.

Course review , 31/05/2017

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I loved my degree with the placement year. The majority of the staff at Aston are really good. The only frustrating aspect is how high the admission fees were when we have such little contact hours. I think more should be done towards assisting students with their Final year project e.g. Groups with others with your supervisor particularly statistics. I also personally would have liked to have modules on psychology after uni that isn't research e.g. The traditional paths of educational, clinical, forensic and occupational psychology.

Course review , 22/05/2017

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A good degree for someone who's unsure of which field of engineering they'd like to get into. It involves static and dynamic situations and a variety of different engineering sectors including; electrical, manufacturing, aeronautical, CAD/CAM and more. In the final year project the student can specialise in a chosen area such as thermodynamics and turbomachinery to quality engineering to new product development. This can help the student to make their first steps into a career as a specialist, or they can stick to an all-rounder role as a mechanical engineer.

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Course module review - Human Physiology, 11/03/2017

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The content of the module was varied but also interlinked very well. As there was a wide variety it also meant the content was quite heavy so there was lots to understand and remember. The teaching was excellent as the lecturer was interactive and made the lectures relatable and enjoyable. The module was assisted through online tests and practicals as well as an end of year examination. This was one of my favourite modules.

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Course module review - Corpus Linguistics, 23/05/2016

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This module is a "flipped" style module where you can watch lectures in your own time. Then in the contact hours the readings are covered in intricate detail with skills to critically evaluate their content taught and encouraged. The lecturer offers in-depth feedback to students in a very hands-on manner in these and the computer-led workshops meaning that the most is made of the time in class.

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Course module review - Research Methods 1, 23/05/2016

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This course is completely mandatory but generally felt like a waste of time and by the third week of lectures 90% of the students were no longer attending the lectures. If you have never done any kind of research you may find this useful, but for the average university student, the initial content was pitched so low that by the time content was of interest most of the audience was nowhere to be found. The lecturer was pleasant and really cared about students, but the course content and her delivery style were a bit boring.

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1 Mary Sturge
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
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3.6 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
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9 Bristol
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 56 reviews
4.5 / 56 reviews
10 Edinburgh
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 49 reviews
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11 Nottingham
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 75 reviews
4.4 / 75 reviews
12 Glasgow
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 50 reviews
4.4 / 50 reviews
13 Birmingham
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 78 reviews
4.3 / 78 reviews
14 Lincoln
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 37 reviews
4.4 / 37 reviews
15 York
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 33 reviews
4.3 / 33 reviews
16 Belfast
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
4.5 / 19 reviews
17 Oxford
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 24 reviews
4.4 / 24 reviews
18 Portsmouth
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 31 reviews
4.3 / 31 reviews
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1 Aston Pharmacy Association
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
2 Bhangra
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
3 Biomedical Science
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
4 Hindu
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Hockey
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 Islamic
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 Netball
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Tea Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 Aston Trading and Investment (ATIS)
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
10 Ballroom
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
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1 The Nightingale Club
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews
4.6 / 14 reviews
2 Snobs
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 34 reviews
4.2 / 34 reviews
3 Indi Vidual Bar
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews
4.6 / 14 reviews
4 Players Bar (Birmingham)
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 40 reviews
4.1 / 40 reviews
5 Gosta Green Pub
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
4.3 / 19 reviews
6 Jekyll & Hyde
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.5 / 10 reviews
7 Joe's Bar
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 13 reviews
4.0 / 13 reviews
8 Reflex Broad Street
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
5.0 / 3 reviews
9 Sack of Potatoes
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.7 / 3 reviews
10 Popworld (Birmingham)
3.4 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
3.4 / 12 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.1 / 10 reviews
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Aston University
Birmingham
B4 7ET
United Kingdom