Based in Birmingham, Aston University received its royal charter in 1966. Originally founded with a focus on chemistry, physics and electrical engineering, the university now has a broader focus. In 2015, a new medical school was launched that claims to be the first to offer management and leadership as part of its curriculum.
The university has five faculties, all based on one campus:
- School of Engineering and Applied Science
- School of Life and Health Sciences
- School of Languages and Social Sciences
- Aston Business School
- Aston Medical School
Ranked in the top 30 universities in the UK, Aston is also placed second in country for teaching quality, according to Times Higher Education.
The university states student satisfaction to be a priority and has an app for students, that provides a virtual learning environment. It offers students a personalised timetable, access to online resources, the ability to renew books at the library and also download documents or follow lectures.