My Top 3

Aston University has a lot of great things to offer its students.  I think it may be helpful for students thinking about coming here to have a insight about what current students like about Aston.  Here are my three favorite things about Aston University.

1. Diversity

Aston University is probably the most diverse place I have ever been.  You will probably pass people from 50+ different countries on your way to lecture each day.  It makes sense that Aston is so diverse because the city of Birmingham is just as diverse.  It is very insightful for me to learn about different cultures and ways of thinking.  It will prepare me for my future plans of working in international business.  In addition, you will have friends from all over the world once you leave university.

2. Aston Enterprise

I really enjoy how Aston has such a large focus on entrepreneurship among its students.  There are at least four competitions and two incubator-type programs I can think of off the top of my head for aspiring entrepreneurs.  It gives students a change to really learn what it takes to run a business and get practical experience pitching business ideas to professionals.

3. Aston’s connections with industry

Aston has a great network of professionals.  There are countless recruiting events and workshops with world-class firms for students to attend.  These events and workshops are a perfect time to network with leaders in your field of interest.

With these three things at Aston University, I have been able to mold my experience into something that fits with my interests and desires.  There seems to be something for everyone, no matter what your interest is.  However, it takes more than just going to lecture, doing your assignments, and taking your exams to appreciate Aston, because you can do that anywhere.  If you want to take full advantage of Aston, you have to go out of your way and do a little extra.  That is when you will see the true benefit of Aston University.