Aston University
Aston University
Transport / Logistics - Delivered in conjunction with Centro, (the passenger transport authority for the West Midlands), this interactive workshop takes a multi-disciplinary approach to urban transport problems. at Aston University

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Connecting communities and the future of urban mobility

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Event Summary:

Transport / Logistics - Delivered in conjunction with Centro, (the passenger transport authority for the West Midlands), this interactive workshop takes a multi-disciplinary approach to urban transport problems.

Full Event Details:

"The writer Erol Ozan is quoted as saying “You can't understand a city without using its public transportation system.”. The city’s transport system is the element that makes everything else possible – leisure, employment, healthcare, education. All of these activities things depend on people’s ability to get around. At the same time, meeting the demand for mobility generates negative effects which must be managed. Transport requires huge levels of financial investment and contributes to environmental damage through noise pollution, air pollution, loss of natural habitats and the severance of communities. Where should the balance be struck between the need to keep cities moving, and the drive to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels and improve the environment? What role should public transport play in helping to strike this balance? Delivered in conjunction with Transport for West Midlands, this interactive workshop takes a multi-disciplinary approach to urban transport problems. The importance of projects like New St redevelopment, Metro extension and HS2 to the people and economy of the West Midlands is discussed, in the context of the alternative uses to which such large sums of money could have been put."

To book your place visit http://www.aston.ac.uk/masterclasses

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

1

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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