Our Ethos

Our Ethos

Our focus brings real benefits — delivering social mobility by helping students acquire the skills, confidence and knowledge they need to make a successful career in business, industry and the professions, enabling them to explore and fulfil individual potential.

Our scholarship is focused on translating world-class research into benefits for the economy and society, and for our local and global communities as well. At Aston, we are dedicated to developing people and ideas that will shape the businesses and communities of tomorrow.

The dedication, talent and drive of Aston’s people underpin Aston’s current and future success. We are, and will remain, friendly, informal and open; a culturally diverse community in which staff and students continue to learn from, and celebrate, individual differences. These qualities make Aston a great place to work, study and collaborate.

Sustainability and social responsibility are issues our staff, students and stakeholders feel passionately about. They are central to how we work at Aston and how we relate to the world around us. Sustainability and social responsibility are based on ethical values and defined by the idea of economic, social and environmental obligations to our range of stakeholders.

Our mission is to be the UK’s leading university for business, enterprise and the professions, where original research has a positive impact on the world around us.