Aston University has been named University of the Year 2020 by The Guardian. In making this award, the judges considered the effectiveness of key criteria including:
- Graduate employability and earnings – Aston University graduates are among the highest paid in the country five years after graduating; the 2020 Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) ranked Aston graduates at 15th in median earnings of £33,200 in the five years after graduation
- Outstanding student support – Aston has a suite of support services for students, including counselling, peer mentoring, maths tutorials and study skills workshops. We’re ranked 11th in the UK for Continuation, which measures how well we support students (Guardian University Guide, 2021)
- Closing attainment gaps – In 2018/19, 59% of Aston University’s students achieving a 1st or 2:1 were from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds – the highest proportion in the sector (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018/19)
- Embedding sustainability – Aston is one of the ‘greenest’ universities in the UK and is in the top 10 of the 2019 People and Planet University Green League.
This is great news for Aston! Their commitment to sustainability was just one of the many reasons as to why they were selected. Congratulations!
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