Aston University has been ranked 13th in the UK in The Independent’s Complete University Guide 2010, with the Birmingham institution’s degrees related to Subjects Allied to Medicine rated 1st overall in the country.
The University was also ranked 19th in the UK in The Guardian’s University Guide 2010, the fifth time in six years that Aston has been rated among the top 20 Universities in this Guide. Future career prospects and teaching standards in the National Student Survey were both key strengths, which were highly rated.
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Aston University is placed as the 13th best Higher Education establishment overall out of all 113 UK Universities in The Independent. Aston comes top in Birmingham, ahead of the University of Birmingham (27th) and Birmingham City University (59th). In the whole of the Midlands, only the University of Warwick (6th) was ranked higher than Aston.
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Birmingham Aston was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From 1885 until 1918 the constituency was known as Aston Manor, before becoming a Birmingham division from 1918 to 1974. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
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WHAT IS ASTON PRIDE?
Aston Pride is the 10-year regeneration program that was launched in 2001 to improve the local area. The scheme focuses on the themes of:
- Education and Lifelong Learning
- Community Safety
- Housing and the Environment
In 2003, Aston Pride was re-launched and re-energized with a new partnership team and since then the program has gone from strength to strength. Crime has fallen, the area is being made a more attractive place to visit, and local people are beginning to benefit from a wide range of schemes designed to improve their lives.