Imagine studying in the UK’s Greatest Town, a university that offers students a stunning learning environment next door to one of the world’s great libraries, a research-led institution that has some of the best student accommodation and one of the best packages of awards, bursaries and scholarships (worth up to £15,000) in the UK, all within a UNESCO designated BioSphere.
Established in 1872, Aberystwyth is Wales’s first university. Today it is a vibrant, cosmopolitan community of more than 11,000 students representing over 90 nationalities from all corners of the world.
At Aberystwyth we take great pride in delivering excellence in teaching and research.
As a top 50 research intensive university (according to the Times Higher Education), teaching here is informed by research. Our students learn from academic staff working at the cutting edge of research, equipping them with the latest skills and knowledge. And the research is excellent: 95% of the work submitted for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework was judged to be of an internationally recognised standard or higher.
In latest National Student Survey results, courses in Physics and Geography achieved 100% and 97% overall satisfaction; International Politics scored between 90% and 97% satisfaction for the quality of teaching in its programmes and IBERS’ research-led biology courses - Biology, Genetics, Animal Behaviour, Animal Science and Zoology - all scored between 91% and 100% for quality of teaching.
We’re investing more than ever in new facilities, over £100m. The new £45m student residences on Fferm Penglais offer some of the best student accommodation available in any university in the UK, and a major £8.1m upgrade in learning and teaching facilities will be completed in time for the new academic year, providing the latest multimedia technology in seminar rooms and lecture theatres.
Employment prospects are excellent - the percentage of Aber graduates in employment this year is up 6% (Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education Survey 2013/14) and the percentage in graduate employment is up 9%.
Words and pictures do little to capture the true beauty of Aberystwyth. Our Open Days are the best way to discover Aberystwyth; you can visit our academic departments, talk to our staff and current students, view our learning facilities, go on an accommodation tour and get a real taste of the social life we have here at Aberystwyth. Don’t miss out on your chance to explore Aberystwyth and ask the questions that matter to you, book a place on our Open Day: www.aber.ac.uk/openday
Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards
Aberystwyth University has generous Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards designed to assist with the costs associated with attending university.
Our attractive packages of scholarships, bursaries and awards, worth up to £15,000 are in addition to any loans or grants – the best thing about them is that you don’t need to repay them!
Many of our awards can be held together – that’s over £15,000 you could receive by choosing to study with us! Visit our website to view our range of Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries on offer: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/undergrad/fees-finance/scholarships/
Aberystwyth not only offers a fantastic education but also an unbeaten quality of life. Aberystwyth was officially crowned a “Great Town” at the prestigious Academy of Urbanism 2015 Awards – somewhere you can enjoy living within a peaceful, beautiful environment nestled between the mountains and sea, but within a town that is a busy, thriving cosmopolitan student hub.
With a wealth of restaurants, cafés, and a lively nightlife and one of Wales’ premier arts centres, the award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre, we have something for everyone and everything is very much geared towards student life.
We have over 200 sports clubs & social societies and if you can’t find a club or society that interests you then we can help you set up your own!
Visit our website to find out more about the fantastic student life on offer at Aberystwyth University. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/undergrad/why-aber/