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New partnership with Aston University in Birmingham, UK

Mon 16 Nov 2020

Aston University is the latest addition to Cambridge Education Group’s ONCAMPUS pathways portfolio, which has partnerships with 22 leading universities across mainland UK, Europe and the U.S. Enjoying significant and growing success in the last few years, Aston University has established itself as one of the UK’s leading universities, having recently been ranked 30th in the Guardian University Guide which focusses on the quality of teaching, student satisfaction and employability.

Aston has employability and enterprise at its centre and prides itself on providing industry relevant, career enhancing opportunities to all students. As pioneers of the integrated placement concept, some 73% of Aston students take up the opportunity to spend a year in industry, where they can develop their workplace skills and make professional connections. Aston Business School is in the top 100 globally for business and management and is proud to be shortlisted by Times Higher Education (THE) for ‘Business School of the Year’. The University has also been shortlisted for the THE ‘Outstanding Entrepreneurial University’.

ONCAMPUS Aston will be based on Aston’s Birmingham city centre campus and will offer international students the ideal first step in pursuing their studies in the UK. Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city and enjoys a rich and diverse cultural history. With state-of-the-art facilities and a reputation for outstanding student support, Aston University is committed to providing an exceptional student campus experience in the heart of the dynamic and creative city.

Professor Alec Cameron, Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive of Aston University says:

Our partnership with Cambridge Education Group's ONCAMPUS to run pathway programmes at Aston University will provide students all over the world with access to an Aston degree. It will help them to successfully transition to the University and adapt to university life here in Birmingham, the UK's second largest city. Students will have the opportunity to develop a core understanding of their chosen subject area, develop critical academic skills, improve their English language proficiency and prepare to start their study journey at Aston. Aston students learn in a multicultural environment and we believe that they will be better prepared for their future careers by sharing their classrooms with students from all over the world. We have a longstanding reputation as a university which achieves high levels of employment for our graduates and our collaboration with Cambridge Education Group will enhance this.

 Brendan Webb, co-CEO of Cambridge Education Group says:

Partnering with Aston University is an incredibly exciting development for Cambridge Education Group. Aston has a wide range of enviable industry-placement opportunities which will advantage students in a competitive graduate job market. We are proud to support international students to develop their academic and professional skills in a modern, employment-focussed University in the heart of one of the UK’s most vibrant and multi-cultural cities.

International students will have the opportunity to study a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Aston University through ONCAMPUS Aston including business, finance, engineering, the health professions and law and will be welcoming students on campus from September 2021.


Update 25/11/2020.

We are excited to announce that Aston University has been named today as University of the Year 2020 by The Guardian. This fantastic award reflects Aston's commitment to graduate employability, diversity and inclusion and sustainability. ⁠It also recognises the University's strong performance in this year's league tables, which focus on the quality of teaching, student satisfaction and graduate outcomes.


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