Food @ AUEA.
AUEA understands the impact of a student’s diet on their ability to learn effectively. With students working slightly longer days and travelling across the city, it is vital students have access to good quality, healthy food. Therefore AUEA has a professional catering team within a dedicated restaurant to meet each student’s needs. We have a wide range of menus throughout the week.
Should you have any specific dietary requirements or food allergies we request that you notify AUEA at the earliest opportunity. Students are also able to bring sandwiches and packed lunches which are also to be eaten in the restaurant. Year 12 and 13 students are allowed off site for lunch on Mondays and Thursdays.
Sport @ AUEA.
Physical education and sport at AUEA reflects our innovative approach to the other areas of our curriculum. Working in partnership with Aston University ensures we have access to outstanding sports facilities from across the Aston University campus. Sport in enrichment time and core PE will therefore benefit from facilities which include astro turf pitches, swimming pool, sauna, ball hall, badminton and squash courts and multi gym. AUEA also has its own sports hall and multi gym facility.
In Year 12 our students have the exciting opportunity for use of Sport Aston’s facilities once per week during enrichment time or you can join at the discounted student rate of Full membership for just £19 per month (smaller packages available to suit your needs).
Life at AUEA Sixth Form is based around independence, responsibility and respect. It is a thriving community with a strong feeling of togetherness and teamwork between students and teachers alike.
A reflection of this is the appointment of a Student Leadership Team led by our Senior Students within the Sixth Form.
There are numerous opportunities for our students to develop their character and personal skills beside their academic journey. This includes our strong involvement with National competitions.
Bronze and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
All Year 10 and Year 12 students have the chance to join our outstanding DofE teams at Gold Level, regardless of previous experience with DofE. Led by wonderful staff and previous students, you will undertake expeditions in the Brecon Beacons and Dartmoor along with climbing trips, completing Volunteering, Physical, Skill and Residential sections of the award.
See www.dofe.org for more information. It is hard work for Gold but the outcome is a prestigious award that makes your CV stand out. As well as the chance to go to Buckingham Palace to be presented with your award.
Our students have the opportunity to compete in many national STEM competitions across their time at AUEA. This includes the Royal Navy Challenge, Field Gun Challenge, Girls in Engineering, F1 in Schools, Engineering Education Scheme and Vex robotics to name a few. These opportunities not only provide additional experiences supporting CV’s and applications, but introduce new skills and teamwork development.
AUEA most likely undertakes more visits than any other school. We understand the importance of contextualised learning and providing you the opportunity to see Engineering and Science in action. These trips include visits to our industrial partners, e.g. construction sites, high speed rail or undertaking fieldwork in science. We also have
Every student at our UTC has at least one opportunity to apply to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as part of the Erasmus+ foundation. Students travel to Austria to complete a cultural exchange project together with our partner 14-19 technical school, HTL Mödling.
The project involves specialist engineering workshops, industry visits, cultural tours and adventurous activities which provide our students with a worldwide outlook of the industry they are about to enter.
We firmly believe that all students should develop wider skills and consequently Tuesday nights are always busy at AUEA with our club night programme. Whether it is arts, music or sports, we have a wide programme of activities for you to get involved with.
Many of our clubs are supported by sponsors including Aston Villa, England Cricket, Redpoint Climbing Centre.
AUEA has a strong ethos and reputation for competitive sport and our teams regularly compete in local leagues and national competitions. Basketball and Football remain our strength, most recently with our Basketball team winning the U16’s Birmingham Schools Tournament.
Several of our students have gone onto success in Cricket, Rowing, and Cycling, representing county and national teams. Most recently this includes our recent graduate Henry Brookes for England Cricket Under 21’s and signed professional with Warwickshire County. Current student Jordan James Hall-Wallace is in training for future olympic success with the British Track Cycling development team.