Higher and further education
Higher and further education
Aberystwyth University Nearest town/city: Aberystwyth |
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 email@example.com Web www.aber.ac.uk 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
The three main faculties – the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science and
in Wales. With a long tradition
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
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.
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