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ONCAMPUS celebrates new partnership with Aston University with ONCAMPUS Aston Opening

Wed 29 Sep 2021

ONCAMPUS Aston, based at Aston University, opened its new teaching centre on Monday 27th September, marking the latest addition to Cambridge Education Group’s ONCAMPUS pathways portfolio, which has partnerships with 28 leading universities across mainland UK, Europe and the U.S.

The centre is based on Aston University’s Birmingham city centre campus and offers 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.

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 25th in the Guardian University Guide which focusses on the quality of teaching, student satisfaction and employability.

Aston University 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 its 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 (QS World Rankings) and is proud to be shortlisted by Times Higher Education (THE) for ‘Business School of the Year’. The University also won the THE ‘Outstanding Entrepreneurial University’ and is shortlisted for THE ‘University of the Year 2021’.

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

“Our partnership with Cambridge Education Group's ONCAMPUS to run pathway programmes will provide students all over the world with access to an Aston University 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 University. Our 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:

This partnership is an incredibly exciting development for Cambridge Education Group. Aston University 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.

From September 2021, international students 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.


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