The Biology programmes at Aston are ranked Top 10 in the UK regarding satisfaction with teaching, overall student satisfaction and career prospects in the 2014 Guardian University Guide. In addition, the overall satisfaction level amongst Aston leavers was 91% in 2013. A key strength of the Biology programme is the provision of excellent placement opportunities for students in the third year of their study. Placements may be in the UK or overseas and we have developed strong links with the NHS, medical and commercial setting as placement providers. Examples of our placement providers include: GlaxoSmithKline, Boots, Unilever, The Binding Site and The Health Protection Agency to name a few.