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Higher and further education

Higher and further education

Aberystwyth University Nearest town/city: Aberystwyth |

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Aberystwyth Contact Jonathan Richards Address The Student Welcome Centre, Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth SY23 3FB Tel +44 (0)1970 622367 Fax +44 (0)1970 622063 Email Web Web links


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Aleksandra Helena Zembrzuska Poland I wanted to study abroad, and I knew it was meant to be in the UK, so I decided to come to Aberystwyth. The course itself is great, it’s just right for me. It’s very flexible and the lecturers are so open. I really appreciate not being treated as an anonymous person. The libraries are great too. They are open long hours and the computers are excellent. The social life is interesting, because on the one hand you’ve got a few clubs and loads of pubs, great cafes, but on the other hand, you have the sea – and you can have barbecues or meetings on the beach, especially when the weather is lovely. I would recommend Aberystwyth to others because I think the University itself is well organised, the degrees are very interesting and the people are nice. I don’t know any people who are not happy here.

In the recent International Student Barometer (published April 2010),

The University has more than

Departments of Sport and Exercise Science; Theatre, Film and

Aberystwyth was ranked first out of 123 higher education institutions

1,000 PCs available to students

Television Studies (which includes radio and television studios);

worldwide for the elements ‘good place to be’ and ‘overall student

and most can be used on a

and International Politics.

satisfaction’. Aberystwyth provides a warm and friendly welcome

24-hour open-access basis for

to approximately 1,000 international students from more than 110

word processing, databases

ÔÔ Student life

countries around the world.

and design. All students have

The Student Support Service answers questions on topics such as

free access to the high speed

visas, financial assistance, confidential advice and disability issues,

university computer network.

and the International Student Adviser is always on hand to assist.

berystwyth was founded in 1872 as the first

ÔÔ Academic strengths

university institution

The three main faculties – the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science and

in Wales. With a long tradition

My experience

Faculty of Social Studies – are sub-divided into various departments.

We provide a range of excellent facilities, including galleries and

The Careers Advisory Service provides guidance on all aspects of career development – including part-time employment during studies.

of academic excellence, it now

Aberystwyth is particularly strong in theatre, film and television

studios, scientific laboratories,

has more than 9,000 students

studies; biological sciences; geography and earth sciences; law and

theatres, television studios and

and there is a comprehensively equipped sports centre on campus.

studying in a stunning campus

criminology; history and Welsh history; management and business

sports testing laboratories.

Surfing and water sports are also on offer, and the coast was awarded

location overlooking Cardigan

studies; Celtic studies; and computer science. The Department of

The language laboratory helps

the EU blue flag for its rubbish-free environment. The Students’ Union

Bay. A number of renowned

International Politics – the first department of its kind in the world,

students learn languages such

provides entertainment with several catering outlets and three bars.

research facilities are located in

founded in 1919 – received top ratings in the 2008 RAE and has one

as English, German, Spanish and

Aberystwyth has lots of social venues.

the town, including the National

of the largest graduate schools for international relations in the world,

Welsh. We also have a state-

Library of Wales. It has the largest

with more than 150 master’s and PhD students.

of-the-art £10.4m Centre for

programme of events in addition to various classes in performing

and busiest arts centre in mid-

There are more than 170 clubs and societies covering most sports,

The award-winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre offers a busy

Visualisation, which has some of

and visual arts. Students are involved in all aspects of running the

ÔÔ Facilities

the finest virtual-reality facilities

University’s radio station, Bay Radio. Media opportunities also exist

The University’s main library seats more than 1,700 students and

in the UK. Childcare facilities are

at the university magazine, The Courier. The Students’ Union actively

Good University Guide 2011,

houses more than one million titles. The National Library of Wales is

available, including school and

supports minorities through campaigns and support groups, and

Aberystwyth offers the best

situated next to the campus and is one of five copyright libraries in

holiday clubs along with a fully

organises a number of community action projects. The University has

all‑round student experience in

the UK, meaning it receives a copy of every book published in the

licensed pre-school nursery.

active alumni associations worldwide.

the country and is fourth in the

country. It holds more than six million books, periodicals, magazines

UK for Teaching and Learning.

and maps.

Wales and a lively social scene. According to The Times


There are brand new buildings on campus that house the

Aberystwyth provides an inexpensive, safe and secure living environment with one of the lowest crime rates in the UK. 3

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