Home of Aberystwyth University and the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth town is perfectly nestled between the mountains and Cardigan Bay. Aberystwyth is a lively university town and a home-from-home to 9,000 students. Throughout the year the vibrant town is filled with students from around the world or buzzing with tourists, enjoying Aberystwyth’s sights, creating an evident cosmopolitan feel to this Welsh seaside town.
Everyone is made to feel welcome in this truly unique corner of the world. Very recently Aberystwyth was announced as one of the safest places to study in the UK and the safest in Wales by the Complete University Guide survey, 2016. The town’s sense of community also extends to the University, students and staff have a unique relationship and teaching staff very much pride themselves on their open door policy.The University’s exceptionality is also demonstrated by the facilities, the state of the art lecture theatres, the fully stocked library, sector leading state of the art halls of residence, not to mention the virtual learning environment with thousands of hours of recorded lectures available to support our student’s studies. Aber is set in a truly beautiful part of the world and yes it is amongst the safest places to study in the country, but what truly makes Aberystwyth University special is the students.
The University is spread over three Campuses; Penglais, Llanbadarn and Gogerddan. Penglais and Llanbadarn campuses are conveniently located within a stone’s throw away from the town, and are geared towards making student life convenient. The Gogerddan Campus is the research home of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, and the soon to be developed £40.5m Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus.The Old College on the seafront is the original home of the University, and provides rehearsal spaces for students. The School of Art, which also has a gallery and museum, is located within the town in a beautiful Edwardian Building.The links below will direct you to various parts of the Aberystwyth University website for you to find out a bit more about our facilities.