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Universities close to Aston


Newtown Shopping Centre


The Gosta Green


Aston Park


Aston University


Aston Station


Newtown Shopping Centre


The Gosta Green


Aston Park


Aston University


Aston Station


About student living in Aston


Aston is a well-connected area in Birmingham, close to the city centre. Aston student accommodation is just a seven-minute walk from Aston University, a five-minute bus ride from University College Birmingham and a fifteen-minute bus from Birmingham City University. With Aston train station close by it is also easy to get to other areas of the city or pop home for the weekend.


Aston Park is a historic park close to Aston student accommodation and Aston Villa Football Club’s ground. With a walking trail, gardens, a vast green space, and cricket and football pitches, it’s the perfect place to go to relax or take part in leisure activities. Aston Park is also home to Aston Hall, an impressive Jacobean mansion which has now become a museum.

Food and Drink

Student houses near Aston University benefit from the excellent selection of cafes and bars on campus. The Gosta Green is a craft pub offering a wide selection of food, a bottomless brunch, and many student discounts. Sack of Potatoes is a traditional pub on campus showing regular live sporting fixtures. Off-campus, head to The Bartons Arms for authentic Thai cuisine in a historic building, or Christophers Lounge for Reggae music, DJ events, and Jamaican carveries. Plus, don’t miss Gup Shup for freshly-made sandwiches inspired by Japanese Shokupan.


Aston is, of course, home to Aston Villa Football Club. Head to the ground to watch a match and soak in the amazing atmosphere. If football isn’t your thing, the Aston University Students’ Union offers a range of events every night of the week, including game nights, sports socials, quiz nights and pizza Fridays. There truly is something for everyone!


There is an ALDI within walking distance of Aston student houses, which is perfect for picking up all your essentials. For more extensive shopping, you can visit Newtown Shopping Centre or hunt for bargains at the large British Red Cross Shop next door.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Aston has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are Aston student properties to suit every taste and budget, from shared student houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our Aston student houses and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Aston

Is Aston a student area?

Due to the excellent transport links and proximity to Aston University, University College Birmingham, and Birmingham City University, Aston is very popular with students. Student accommodation near Aston University is highly sought after every year.

Is Aston a nice place to live?

With plenty of restaurants, pubs, and bars, as well as its own football team, Aston is a great place to live. As a result, student accommodation in Aston is very popular.

Is Aston Birmingham safe?

While Aston does have a slightly higher crime rate than some areas further out from the city centre, you should feel safe living in student accommodation near Aston University due to the high population of students and the campus security team.

Where is Aston Birmingham?

Aston is located directly to the northeast of Birmingham city centre, about 1.5 miles away from the centre of Birmingham.

Does Aston University have accommodation?

Students at Aston University can choose from two halls of residence. Typically, students will live in halls of residence in their first year and then will move into independent student houses near Aston University for their second and third years.

Is Aston affordable for students?

There are student houses in Aston to suit every taste and budget, and lots of student discounts to take advantage of in the area that help to keep the cost of living down.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Aston are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Aston can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Aston are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Birmingham.

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