We welcome people from far and wide to Aberystwyth and we are delighted that so many hold the University, and the town, in high regard.

We will be adding more endorsements to our page, as we capture the thoughts and opinions of our visitors. In the meantime, please enjoy some recent snippets.

Robert Peston

Robert Peston is the BBC’s Economics Editor and was made a University Fellow in 2011. He recently visited the University to present a public lecture, and gave the following insights into why he loves Aber.


Ambassador Richard Butler

Ambassador Butler has held numerous senior Australian posts, including Deputy Representative at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the OECD; Ambassador for Disarmament (Geneva); Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia; Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (New York); and Governor of Tasmania. In 1997, Secretary General Kofi Annan appointed him Executive Chairman of the United Nations Special Commission to disarm Iraq (UNSCOM).

He recently visited Aberystwyth and gave the Department of International Politics the following endorsement.

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Student Led Teaching Awards

Photo of Student Led Teaching Award winnersNow in its third year, the Student Led Teaching Awards is an annual event that recognises the contribution of the University staff by the University’s students. A total of 439 nominations have been received across the eight categories:

  • Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Support Staff of the Year
  • Award for Excellence in Welsh-Medium Education
  • Postgraduate Teacher Award
  • New Staff Member of the Year
  • Personal Tutor of the Year
  • Student Representative of the Year
  • Department of the Year

The awards ceremony will be held on 2 May 2104, with details of our award winners announced on our @AberUni Twitter stream and news pages.

Visit our Accolades & Achievements page to find out more about our award winning University.