Aston University
Aston University
This FREE Annual Conference (in its 17th year in January 2012) is aimed at teachers, Heads of Sixth Form and careers advisers involved in post-16 education. It focuses on current issues facing admission to Higher Education. at Aston University

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Aston University Annual Teachers and Careers Advisers Conference

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Event Summary:

This FREE Annual Conference (in its 17th year in January 2012) is aimed at teachers, Heads of Sixth Form and careers advisers involved in post-16 education. It focuses on current issues facing admission to Higher Education.

Full Event Details:

The 2012-2013 conference date will be Tuesday 18th December 2012. Booking details will be available from early October 2012. Issues covered at the January 2012 conference included:

The future of Higher Education – fees, fair admissions, developments in the admissions process.

UCAS – what’s new, the future of HE applications etc: Mary Curnock Cook, UCAS Chief Executive, is booked to speak at the 2012 conference.

The Browne Review and White Paper - what next?

Opportunity to meet and speak with Admissions Tutors

UCAS application, decision making and Clearing strategy

Latest Trends in UK Graduate Employment

Widening Participation, Aimhigher issues etc.

Perfect Personal Statements and References

New developments at Aston University

Opportunity to visit academic departments and services


Suitable For:
Teachers (CPD)

Duration: Full Day

Min. Students: 1

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Institution Profile:

Aston, a research-led University, was founded in 1895. It has been recognised as a University since 1966 and is renowned for its excellent teaching quality and significant ties to industry, government and commerce. Based in the centre of Birmingham, it boasts a 40 acre-campus with academic, social and accommodation facilities. The University’s student population of just over 8,800 comes from more than 120 countries.

This University is dedicated to superior education with innovative programmes. The five main areas of study at the University are Aston Business School; the School of Engineering and Applied Science; the School of Languages and Social Sciences; the School of Life and Health Sciences; and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Academic strengths

The University is committed to providing high quality, innovative programmes, which meet the needs of the professional world and prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career. Aston University is consistently highly ranked in various league/rankings tables.

The following subject areas have been assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) as Excellent (marks over 22 out of 24): business and management; biological sciences; French; German; optometry; pharmacy; and psychology.

Most of our bachelor’s degrees offer you the choice to study on sandwich courses, which include a paid work placement or a study year at a partner institution. The work placement provides the opportunity to put knowledge into practice whilst gaining valuable professional experience to enhance your employment prospects.

Aston Graduates are highly sought after by many major international companies, and the University is consistently at the top of the league tables for graduate employment.




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