Aston University is taking over a stall at Birmingham Christmas Market to sell gifts, some made using cutting-edge technology. A variety of 3-D printed and laser cut gifts designed and created by staff and students within its College of Engineering and Physical Sciences will be available to buy.
Professor Kate Sugden, deputy Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, said: “We’re delighted to set up stall in the heart of the city centre this Christmas. We have some very talented staff and students who have kindly applied their scientific and technological knowledge to produce gifts and Christmas decorations.
“But not all of our produce is made using engineering and computing techniques. We’ve also got some excellent knitters and crafters within the University who have also donated items to sell.” It is the first time that Aston University has had a stall at the Christmas market in Cathedral Square.
The festive event is delivered in partnership by Colmore BID, Birmingham City Council, Danter Attractions Limited and Birmingham Cathedral in the run up to Christmas, offering food and drink stalls as crafts and gifts. The Aston University stall will be open between 21 and 27 November, and all proceeds will be donated to the Students’ Union.