Aston University named Guardian's University of the Year
26th November 2020
Aston University has been crowned university of the year in the Guardian’s annual awards for its work eradicating the gap in grades between black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students and their white peers, as well as its emphasis on sustainability.
In a year during which UK universities have faced unprecedented challenges moving their curriculum online and following government advice to bring students on to campus, excellent work has continued. This award celebrates universities that focus on giving opportunities to all of their students, regardless of their background.
Now in its second year, the award is calculated on the basis of several measures, including performance and improvement in the Guardian league tables; how well universities retain students who come from areas of low participation in higher education; and whether black, Asian and minority ethnic students do as well as their white peers.
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A complete list of finalists and winners is available here