Aston University is a research university situated in Birmingham’s vibrant city centre, founded in 1895, which received its Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth II in 1966.
The institution provides education to more than 18,000 students from over 120 countries across three Colleges including the College of Health and Life Sciences, which is home to Aston Medical School.
Its mission is to be the UK’s leading university for students aspiring to succeed in business and the professions, where original research, enterprise and inspiring teaching deliver local and global impact. As a Civic University with a beneficiary-led strategy, a crucial part of Aston’s work is to serve its local community. In addition to its role as a significant local employer spending a major portion of its income in the region, it aims to engage the local community through a range of projects and initiatives tailored to their needs.
In 2022, Aston was ranked within the top 25 UK Universities by the Guardian, based on measures including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects.