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Aston University

Aston University sits in a 40 acre campus close to Birmingham City Centre. Founded in 1895, Aston became a University in 1966 and is currently attended by about 9,500 students. Situated at Gosta Green, the campus is large, leafy and just a short walk away from everything Birmingham has to offer; great nightlife, fantastic shopping and a fab selection of restaurants, bars and more... Located less than two miles from Broderick House Student Accommodation, it isn't surprising that many of the students at Broderick House study at Aston.
  Distance Bus Car / taxi Walk Cycle
Aston University 1.5 miles 25 minutes 6 minutes 31 minutes 9 minutes




How to find Aston University from Broderick House

Located within easy walking distance of the bustling city centre, Broderick House is just moments from Five Ways train station - giving you easy access to the whole city. With its enviable city centre location, students from all of the city's universities choose to live at Broderick House. And with the green campus of Aston University less than two miles away, it's an easy trip from bed to uni for Aston students!

On sunny days, you can walk from Broderick House to Aston Uni campus in approximately half an hour. Conveniently, the walk will take you through the city centre and past the incredible selection of shops at the Bullring - ideal if you need to pick something up on your way to or from uni!

If you're getting the bus, you'll find you're spoilt for choice... Pop round the corner from Broderick House to jump on the bus routes 9, 22, 23, 23A, 24, 29m 29A, 120, 127, 128, 129, 140, 141 (so many options!) into uni. All of these buses will take you along Broad Street and then up Great Charles Street Queensway, dropping you off a short walk from campus. A 'Network Student Ticket' in Birmingham will cost you from £202 a term and covers you for both bus and train travel.

Alternatively, you can cycle into university in about ten minutes - a great option since you can store your bike for free in our secure on-site cycle storage at Broderick House. And for special occassions (or when you're freeling hungover and lazy) a taxi from Broderick House to Aston University should cost you approximately £7 and will normally take less than ten minutes.

Aston University contact details

General enquiries

  • 0121 204 3000

International student enquiries

  • 0121 204 4888
  • international@aston.ac.uk

Student welfare support

  • 0121 204 4007
  • thehub@aston.ac.uk

Aston Students' Union

  • 0121 204 4855
  • a.s.mir2@aston.ac.uk


Did you know...

  • Aston University was ranked 8th in the UK for graduate employment by the Sunday Times University Guide 2013.
  • The Aston University campus covers 40 acres! Aston University was placed in the top 15 for student satisfaction in the 2014 Sunday Times Good University Guide.
  • Aston University was placed in the top 15 for student satisfaction in the 2014 Sunday Times Good University Guide.