Aston University is ‘hostile’ towards free speech on campus, according to a recent report by Spiked Online. The report has cast doubt over the widespread belief that a University campus is a location which allows students and staff to engage in free speech. The report suggests very few Universities in the United Kingdom actually actively promote freedom of speech on campus. Some, they suggest, actively … Continue reading Study Suggests Aston University is ‘Hostile’ to Free Speech
Statistics concerning the mental health of students at Aston University have been released – with the results laying bare the profound issues facing students at University. In the 2016/17 academic year – over 500 students at the University used the institution’s counselling services. With around 16,000 students at the University, this means around 3% of all students sought counselling. As will be discussed further, demand … Continue reading Mental Health Statistics for Aston University
Many members of staff at Universities across the United Kingdom will be striking throughout February and March, following an ongoing row regarding pensions. The strike will be affecting several Universities based in the Midlands. Aston University, Keele University, Loughborough University, the University of Leicester and the University of Nottingham will all be striking. The news has caused concern for students – who would be impacted … Continue reading Information on Staff Strikes at Midlands Universities
In news that falls into some of the more strange categories of this week’s news, Stephen Poole – an employee of Aston University’s Library – has been accused of ‘harassing’ staff, after he was found guilty of sending an email in purely capital letters. This callous action was reportedly denounced by the United Nations. Poole has subsequently left his position at the library in the … Continue reading Aston Uni Library Employee ‘Harasses Staff’… By Sending an Email in all Capital Letters
London – the promise land for many – yet for others, they cannot wait to leave the iconic city. London is amazing for many reasons – and is a fantastic place to study for students – yet with rising living costs and other worries, many people are opting to leave London to up sticks elsewhere. So, with the United Kingdom offering a vast array of … Continue reading Where Do People Leaving London Go To Live?
Interesting news – and good news for the Birmingham community – the Commonwealth Games will be held in Birmingham in 2022 – under five years away! While this was an expected victory after South Africa’s bid collapsed, this is still great news for Birmingham. The announcement was made at the Birmingham Area Academy earlier today. This will be the first time since 2014 that Britain … Continue reading Birmingham To Host 2022 Commonwealth Games
Birmingham has been hit by a deluge of snow – and it is having a knock-on effect for exams at Aston University! The University has announced some changes for the exams being held this week, read on for details. Earlier in the day it was announced that the library would be shutting today, with inclement weather making it dangerous around the area, with … Continue reading Snow Causes Chaos For Exams At Aston Uni
In scenes that showed a true Birmingham spirit, a crowd of over 200 people gathered outside Birmingham Cathedral to sing the 1980s favourite ‘Africa’ by Toto. This song, over thirty years since it was released, continues to be a favourite of many, and, as the below video shows, the people of Birmingham continue to enjoy it. This video footage was captured by ‘IAmBirmingham’ – their … Continue reading In True Birmingham Style… Crowd Sings Rendition of ‘Africa’ by Toto
Aston University students have the eighth best student experience in the United Kingdom, a recent study has found. Statistics from a University Compare table has ranked 100 University’s in the United Kingdom for their student experience, using a range of criteria. Aston finished 8th in the table – showing once again how Aston is one of the very best places to study in the United … Continue reading Aston University Ranks In The Top Ten For UK Student Experience
Figures obtained by UniEel have shown that Aston University students spent considerably on library fines during the 2016-17 academic year. The total spent on overdue books and laptops were £23,975.21. This figure is below the average for library fines seen at UK institutions. To put this figure into perspective, this equates to a spend of approximately £1.50 per student. This figure purely relates to overdue items … Continue reading Revealed: How Much Did Aston Uni Students Spend on Library Fines?
Birmingham provides an excellent student experience – three University’s, tens of thousands of students, great landmarks and more! There is certainly something very special about being a student in Birmingham! Spending your student years in Birmingham is a great idea, and this article will show you just some of the reasons why! Be sure to browse around our site for more viral articles and lists! … Continue reading 10 Great Things About Being a Student in Birmingham
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