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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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