Aston University, Birmingham
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2018

"The computer rooms are always accessible and we have a great number of study spaces. The careers department is also really good."
"The location is great and the uni is in a big city, which is not far away from other famous cities such as London. The uni is located in the centre of the city, which is very convenient for all of the students living on campus."
"It's not too big so you get to know a lot of people pretty quickly. The teaching is fantastic and you have a lot of lecturers from different backgrounds."
"The best thing about attending Aston is the campus as it is easily accessible and has many shops around. I also enjoy the support that is given in terms of academics, finance, housing and much more."
"It's convenient and easy to access and is near to a shopping centre."
"It's a good location and our lectures are good overall. We have a great sports centre and a beautiful swimming pool."
"We have a fantastic careers department and amazing support from lecturers and the library department."
"It is an extremely sociable university where you are guaranteed to make friends. This is because there are numerous events all around the university to help people to meet each other. This can range from religious societies to sports ones. The lecturers teach to a high level and cover all the content and extra information that is required for exams, making the learning experience easier."
"The university seems very geared towards making their students ready for working upon graduating, which is why it is compulsory for many students to complete a placement year. I like this because it allows you to have something that helps you to stand out from the crowd and gives you excellent experience while still in the confines of university life."
"Everything is close together so getting from lecture to lecture is easy. It also allows for more interaction with people from different degree areas, which is really good for getting out of your own echo chamber and hearing different thoughts and ideas. It is also close to the city centre as well as a more suburban area so it makes life as a student more easy and accessible."

2016

"Panopto is a really helpful online lecture recording system and we get great support during our final year dissertations. The atmosphere is great and the location offers many local places to eat in."
"We have a good library and some of the lecturers are really great!"
"It's well respected with a strong community feel. There are many different opportunities to develop yourself and dedicated staff who look after your academic well-being."
"Aston University is a close-knit community where everyone knows everyone! It's very hard not to make friends as the campus and accommodation are in the same place. You also get to meet a wide range of people from different cultures. The social life is amazing and it's just a short walk to Broad St."
"The campus is not too big and not too small. The buildings aren't very far from each other and it's very close to the Birmingham central shopping centre. There are so many good societies to join and meet new people."
"It's not too far. The university has many different events and societies going on."
"It's a small uni so it's easy to get help but it's also in the city centre of Birmingham so you are very close to everything. Lecture quality is really good here."
"The help you receive from staff and the leaders of modules and courses."
"I was able to go on a great placement year."
"It's very multicultural, which adds to the range of societies available to join. Also, the university is in the centre of Birmingham and therefore has lots of shops. Our central library is within walking distance and there's easy access to the university with the majority of transport going to Birmingham."

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