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Aston University combines award-winning teaching, world-class facilities, and a terrific student experience to create the ideal educational environment.
All students graduate with the skills, knowledge, and, most importantly, practical experience they need to pursue fascinating and challenging careers.
The facilities are very useful.
Student support and the speed of obtaining an answer to everything a student needs
The best thing was that some of the lecturers were very cooperative with the students
The facilities at Aston are great for studying and the university keeps in touch with us students regularly offering different areas to study to ensure we get the best grades we can . Education wise the support here is incredible lecturers are always on hand to help and my mentor is really supportive
The course content is strong and allows me to develop my knowledge. Things are repeated and even put online so that we have the time to understand the work.
The university has lots of different clubs and societies to get involved with aswell as good sports facilities. The university also has a multi-faith centre which hosts some really good activities like mindfulness sessions. The main building is a really old building and confusing to navigate your way around. It needs to be knocked down and re-built.
The course is covered in depth and delivered by experts in their field. They sometimes do not include enough student interaction opportunities in their classes. Some students should be encouraged more to speak up if they want to be successful in their careers.
Aston University teaches students how to catch fish and not give the fish. Students are taught how to be financially independent after graduation. The institution helps to grow the entrepreneurial mindset of every individual. For me, it has been skills required to successfully manage a business and grow it beyond the current state.
The worst time was period one of the module tutors advised us not include certain information in the assessment but later gave feedback that it wasn't included, then penalized students.
The current location is nice
It has good ambiance for meetings.
Honestly, not a lot. The campus can be confusing but everyone is always so helpful & the staff are lovely
Best was the online learning and making use of fave to face time. Worst was having lectures on how to organise your time
People are always nice and lecturers are always willing to help
Very accessible via public transport and is right next to the Bullring and the city centre.
Hybrid learning approach allows for flexibility in learning and more time to research course content and to complete assignments. Lecturers are easily accessible via email or by appointment throughout the week
Best aspects of the university life would be the sports clubs and the relation I have with my professors. The placement team is also very supportive and have helped me out a lot over the last year.
The course is brilliant and the lecturers are coherent and very approachable.
Birmingham is a lively and vibrant city with much to offer it’s student population. It’s very diverse with many cultures to experience.
James watt was very nice being located close to Aston campus. The halls and facilities were great and the people living there were friendly and welcoming.
I think one of the best parts is that once you start getting to know the people in the course everyone is willing to help. I receive the best help be it from the lecturers themselves or mentors or personal tutors. Theirs always loads of events going on and so many things in which you can participate or volunteer. Everyone is friendly. I do hope the university offered more scholarships options for international students.
I genuinely enjoy my course and would encourage high schoolers to pursuit a degree in chemical engineering. We have the perfect balance between online lectures and on-campus lectures. Great tutorials. Interesting collaborative work in some modules. It is just the right balance. Although at times the content seems over it you get all the support you ask for and it really depends on how well you manage your time.