Aston University is a public research university situated at Gosta Green, in the city centre of Birmingham, England. Aston, which was founded in 1895 and gained its royal university charter in 1966, offers a broad range of courses with particular success in business, science, engineering, health sciences, social sciences and languages. The university is made up of five schools: Engineering and Applied Science, Life and Health Sciences, Languages and Social Sciences, the Aston Medical School and the Aston Business School. It has a total student body of over 11,000 students, comprising around 10,000 undergraduates and more than 2,000 postgraduates.
It has extensive study, research, social, student support and accommodation facilities with a campus accommodation guarantee scheme for first year postgraduate students. More than 70% of the 10,000 or so undergraduates take sandwich placement years or years abroad. The university is proud of its student diversity, links with industry and excellent graduate employment record. The library is spread over four floors and holds more than 250,000 books and 800 periodicals with room for around 700 reading spaces.
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It also has access to nearly 3,500 electronic journals and 40 electronic databases. The university campus is spread across 60 acres of land in the Gosta Green area of Birmingham and comes complete with a swimming pool, sports centres, a library, cafés, restaurants, pubs, and shops, hairdressers, health centres and lots of green space. It is a self-contained campus right in the centre of Birmingham – just five minutes' walk from the Bullring shopping centre and 15 minutes' walk from the stations – so you're perfectly placed to take full advantage of the shops, travel links and nightlife.
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