Riding high in the polls when it comes to the best teaching in the country, Aston offers industry expertise, innovative approaches and a great student life. Previously Birmingham Central Technical College, the university now specialises in engineering, science and medicine, but also has a great reputation on the sports field. Located in the heart of Birmingham city centre and set in 60 acres, complete with lake, fountain and sculptures, at this university you’ve definitely got plenty of space to work, relax and play. And if you don’t want to be too far from the action at Aston, you’ll find a Premier Inn ready and waiting to get your stay at the university off to a great start.
Eating and drinking
With plenty of places to eat and drink on and off campus, you won’t be hungry during your stay at Aston University.
Looking for an energy boost to get your visit off to a great start? Head to CaféLibro for cold sandwiches, hot paninis and that all important caffeine hit. If you’re looking for a wider selection of eats and treats, then the Tierra Food Court is the place for you. With everything from a full English breakfast to a lunchtime lasagne under one roof, you’ll find something to tickle your taste buds.
If you’re exploring the area around the campus you’ll find everything from fast food to fine teas. Celebz is an American-style diner with burgers, desserts and shakes. Head to Annexe to find a nostalgic vintage café offering modern European dishes and themed evenings. For tasty tea and cake, Boston Tea Party has plenty of choice waiting for you.
Getting to Aston University
Aston University’s city centre campus has plenty of transport options.
If you’re travelling by car, head to the visitor’s car park (Car park 5) just off Holt Street. Parking here costs £5.00 per day.
Located in the heart of the city, you’ll have a choice of bus routes to get to the Aston University campus. You can plan your journey at the Travel West Midlands website.
Birmingham New Street Station is the nearest station to Aston University. From here it’s just a short 15 minute walk through the main shopping areas of the city to campus.