Aston University celebrated the official launch of its civic agreement with strategic partners from the city and region at an event hosted by Aston Villa Football Club on Wednesday 8 June. 

Over 80 people attended to witness the official signing of the agreement by Aston University, Aston University Students’ Union, Aston Villa Football Club, Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership and the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Speakers at the event included West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, Saidul Haque Saeed, lead organiser at Citizens UK Birmingham Chapter and Cllr Brigid Jones, deputy leader of Birmingham City Council. The Lord Mayor of Birmingham was also in attendance, as well as representatives from local business, education and the third sector.

The civic agreement was originally developed in March 2021, but the official signing and celebration ceremony had to be postponed due to the pandemic.

You can read the full press release on the Aston University website here.

Read the full Civic University Agreement here

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