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Student Accommodation

  • The university guarantees a room offer for all undergraduate applicants who accept their conditional offer from Aston as their firm choice by the published deadline. Details of this offer will be available in applicant offer letters and on Aston’s website.
  • For accommodation costs please refer to the university website; catered meal plan options are available.
  • Free high-speed Internet access.
  • The Students' Union provides support for students finding private sector accommodation after the first year.

Student Life

  • City Population: 1,073,000
  • Student Population: 65,000
  • Birmingham is one of Europe’s youngest cities and attracts 34 million visitors each year. The city has more canals than Venice, the largest library in the UK and, as home to five universities, more than 65,000 higher education students who choose to study there.
  • Aston University is located on a green self-contained campus, a five-minute walk from the city centre shopping and entertainment areas.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Birmingham has one of the liveliest club scenes in the country, as well as bars, music venues and restaurants.
  • The Digbeth area (five minutes' walk from the city centre) has a strong live music, clubbing and alternative café scene, while the National Indoor Arena and O2 Academy are both within walking distance of campus and regularly host some of the biggest names in music from across the world.
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet is based at the Hippodrome, whilst the Symphony Hall is the home of the world class City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). There are numerous theatres and galleries including Star City, a massive leisure complex housing a 30-screen cinema.
  • The Waterhall Gallery of Modern Art is Birmingham's newest venue for contemporary art, with the stylish Ikon Gallery displaying the best of international and British art. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is famous for its collection of Pre-Raphaelite works.
  • The National Indoor Arena hosts many national sporting events. The city is home to Aston Villa, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion football teams and, Test and County cricket is played at Edgbaston.


  • Buses, trains and trams provide a comprehensive network of local transport.
  • Birmingham is at the centre of the UK motorway system, and is well served by coaches to locations across the UK.
  • Rail links are excellent; a journey to London takes one hour 15 minutes.
  • Birmingham International Airport, just eight miles from the city centre, is a major hub with destinations throughout the UK, Europe, North America and Asia.