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Aberystwyth University

4.1 out of 5 (27 ratings / 20 reviews) Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
There’s no doubt in my mind that Aberystwyth University offers an excellent education: addressing key issues with first-rate teaching, which in turn is backed up by some of the best research in the UK.To top it all, the University is in idyllic countryside on the Welsh coast, and is recognised as one of the safest universities in Britain. 

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About

History

The establishment of Aberystwyth University was the work of a small group of patriots, led by Hugh Owen, a London Welshman, who sought from the 1850s onwards to raise enough money by public and private subscription to establish a college of university status in Wales. In 1872, the University was opened in a half-finished hotel building on the sea front in Aberystwyth.

Education

Aber provides a transformative education, and encourages students to become rounded individuals through making the most of their time with us. However, the Aber experience is much more than just studying. Together, our students and staff provide a real community in which students can savour the myriad of opportunities in sport and society.

Research

Research is an integral part of Aberystwyth University's mission and work. It is supported by a Research Strategy, the purpose of which is to ensure that the University can continue to produce a significant volume of high quality work and respond to the rapidly changing environment in the UK in relation to research and its funding.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
351 -50
2018
301
2017
301
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
432 49
2018
481 10
2017
491
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
621 -6
2017
615
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Services

Student services

We are a friendly, approachable team offering a range of skills and expertise. Working with you, we can achieve solutions for most of the challenges of student life.

Housing services

Our University residences offer you the sense of community that creates that perfect home away from home.

The positive experience that you will receive whilst living in our residences will stand you in good stead for the prosperous career that lies ahead of you, not to mention the friendships and memories that will remain with you for life.

Overseas fee-paying students, both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, are guaranteed a place in University owned or managed accommodation for the duration of their taught studies at Aberystwyth University.

Library services

Aberystwyth benefits from an excellent range of library facilities with three libraries, two on Penglais and one on Llanbadarn, and students and staff are also able to use the enormous research collections of the National Library of Wales.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

With something for everyone, including a floodlit 3G pitch, swimming pool and saunarium, a gym and a free weights gym, spinning room, dance room, climbing wall, and over 50 acres of green playing fields and much more.

Student clubs

Led by students and supported by a team of staff, Aber Students’ Union works to ensure that Aber students have an epic student journey, are happy, healthy and empowered, with lasting friendships and promising futures.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Aberystwyth University is a very well-developed institution which gives many opportunities in many areas. Good organization and well-being are commonplace here. People working at the university are fantastic, helpful and charitable.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Harder than I thought when working

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Content and lecturers are exceptionally good and the level of support available is also good. The university is a welcoming and enjoyable place and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a pleasant studying experience by the seaside, and not something in a big, metropolitan city.

Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom

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