Our campus-based University is at the heart of Aberystwyth, a cosmopolitan town in Mid Wales which provides one of the best cultured communities the UK has to offer. This beautiful town offers some of the most picturesque views in Wales. Whatever your interest, there is plenty to do in Aberystwyth; with beautiful sandy beaches just a stone’s throw away, and the Cambrian Mountains on our doorstep. There’s no beauty quite like the beauty of Aberystwyth.
At Aberystwyth we offer various foundation degrees, single honours, joint honours, major/minor degree combinations and Integrated Master’s across our subject areas. With 17 departments and over 350 courses to choose from, there is something for everyone in Aberystwyth.
As well as being named University of the Year for Teaching Quality for two consecutive years (The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 & 2019), Aberystwyth was named Welsh University of the Year in 2020. Students at Aberystwyth are amongst the most satisfied in the UK according to the NSS 2019 results, as the overall student satisfaction at Aberystwyth University currently stands at 91%. It is also worth noting that 97% of our graduates are in employment or further education 6 months after graduating, according to HESA. (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018)
Our Student’s Union gives you the opportunity to join over 150 Clubs & Societies, meet new people, make friends and find a new hobby. The Student’s Union also provides support, training and advice along with a representative voice for all Aberystwyth University students.
The University’s generous Scholarship packages can be combined to be worth over £40,000, with the aim of being as inclusive as possible whilst also rewarding academic excellence.
Aberystwyth University also guarantees Accommodation for your first year of study as well as providing FREE platinum gym membership for those who reside in University managed accommodation.
The best way to get a true feel of life as a student at Aberystwyth is to visit us, and there are plenty of opportunities to do so; during Open days, Campus Tours & Applicant Visiting Days. There are also opportunities for you to visit Aberystwyth University from the comfort of your own home, during our Online Open Days. Our next Open Day will be held on the 10th of July 2019.
I love this university, I definitely made the right choice in coming here. I cannot recommend Aber enough, but at the end of the day, choosing what university you want to go to is entirely subjective. This is a beautiful town with some of the most lovely people I've ever met. The university is improving, and the facilities available here are amazing.
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Visit an Aberystwyth University Open Day to get a taste of life as a student at Aberystwyth. During an Open Day, you will have an opportunity to visit academic departments, meet our staff and students, view our Accommodation and explore the campus and town.
Go ahead and book your place on one of our upcoming Open Days:
- Wednesday 8 July
- Saturday 12 September
- Saturday 10 October
- Saturday 7 November
If you’ve got any questions about our Open Days, feel free to email us: [email protected].
Student Life in Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth is a lively seaside town with a close-knit community and plenty of shops, cafes, pubs and clubs. There is plenty to do in Aberystwyth, including the opportunity to explore the stunning Welsh coast & take a walk along the sandy beaches due to our wonderful location. You could also visit the award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre which is located on campus, the National Library of Wales which is a five minute walk away, or get involved with Aber SU events, activities, clubs & societies.
Car - Aberystwyth is easily accessible by road and whichever way you're approaching from you will experience beautiful scenery. When you approach Aberystwyth by road you'll see signs directing you to Aberystwyth University. Look out for the bright yellow square signs containing a picture of a mortarboard (academic cap); these will lead you to Penglais Campus.
Train - Aberystwyth Railway Station is situated in the town centre, adjacent to the Bus Station and Taxi Rank. A number of bus services regularly travel to Penglais Campus or alternatively getting a taxi from the station to the campus costs around £3.
Foot - On foot the walk to Penglais Campus takes approximately 20 minutes.