Global Experience Programme

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌At the International Office we see ourselves as promoting a Global outlook. Our social programme is designed to connect international students and home students alike, hence the Global aspect, through a varied programme of activities celebrating the diversity of Aberystwyth. This page will be updated to show upcoming events, so check back regularly!

Semester 1 TripsHarlech Castle

**Please note that trips may be cancelled if not enough students book a place – friends and family are welcome but will require individual booking**

To book places on trips please go to Please note that only one purchase can be made in each payment. If you would like to book multiple places please do so under separate purchases.

Oakwood Theme Park, Saturday 21st October (Saturday All Day Trip)

Oakwood is Wales’ biggest theme park and the best adventure park in Wales.

Come along for a fun filled day out.

£23 for the coach and entrance to Oakwood Theme Park.


Elan Valley, Wednesday 11th October (Wednesday Afternoon Trip)

The Elan Valley Reservoirs are a chain of man-made lakes created from damming the Elan and Claerwen rivers within the Elan Valley in Mid Wales.
Come and see what the Elan Valley has to offer and enjoy a guided bus tour around the Valley and visit the dams.

£6 for the coach.

(Sensible shoes and coat required)


Cardiff Winter Wonderland, Saturday 25th November (Saturday All Day Trip)

An ever popular trip to the Cardiff Winter Wonderland which offers Ice Skating, a Fun Fair and an alpine village serving festive food and drink.

Entrance to the wonderland is free except ice skating. You have the option to buy an ice skating ticket through the International Office.

You might also choose visit the Doctor Who Experience in the Bay, or Cardiff Castle in the centre, or just take advantage of the shopping and social opportunities the Welsh Capital has to offer.

£15 for the coach


Llanarchaeron, Wednesday 1st November (Wednesday Afternoon Trip)

Llanarchaeron is a small 18th century Welsh gentry estate, set in the beautiful Dyffryn Aeron Remarkably unaltered for over 200 years.

Llanarchaeron today is a working farm with two restored walled gardens which produce fruit and vegetables which you can buy. There are extensive walks around the estate and parkland and a café and shop.

£12.50 for the coach and entrance to Llanarchaeron

(Sensible shoes and coat required)


Semester 2 Trips


Liverpool, Saturday 24th February (Saturday All Day Trip)

In 2008 Liverpool was named the European City of culture and is home to The Beatles.

This is your chance to visit the cities famous sites, enjoy some wonderful food, do some shopping or visit the museums and galleries.

Liverpool has something for everyone

£15 for the coach


Devil's Bridge and Hafod Estate, Wednesday 21st March (Wednesday Afternoon Trip)

Devil’s Bridge are world famous waterfalls. Come and visit the falls, set alongside stunning walks, visit the chocolatiers or enjoy a cup of tea and a scone in the tea rooms.

You will then have an opportunity to visit the Hafod estate,

£5 for the coach

(Sensible shoes and coat required)


Bath and The Roman Bath's, Saturday 24th March (Saturday All Day Trip)

Bath is a town set in the English countryside, famous for its beautiful architecture, iconic sights and fascinating history, and most of all its Roman Baths.

The Roman Baths form one of the best-preserved ancient Roman spas in the world, and is one of the UK’S most popular tourist attractions.

You will also have a chance to visit the town of Bath

£15 for the coach, tickets for entrance to The Roman Baths will be extra, prices TBC


Nant Y Arian, Wednesday 21st March (Wednesday Afternoon Trip)

Enjoy the watching the red kites in their natural habitat and mountain views in Mid Wales’ most popular woodland. 

With a range of walking and mountain biking trails, visitor centre and café.

£5 for the coach


Caernarfon Castle and Llandudno, Saturday 28th April, (Saturday All Day Trip)

Caernarfon Castle is a medieval fortress, created by Kind Edward I. Come and visit one of Wales’ most impressive castles.

Then visit the coastal town of Llandudno. Wales’ biggest seaside resort.

Travel up the Great Orme, visit the beach, walk down the Pier or do some shopping.

£15 for the coach


Newquay, Wednesday 2nd May (Wednesday Afternoon Trip)

Picturesque fishing village with golden sandy beaches, a perfect summer treat away from the exams!

Perhaps you might even spot a dolphin

£5 for the coach

International Dinners

Ta Med Da will be running themed meals throughout the year. Dates for the International Dinners will be confirmed soon, please revisit these pages regularly!

Diwali - Indian Festival of Light Wednesday 18th October 2017 TaMed Da - Dinner menus
American Thanksgiving Thursday 23rd November 2017 TaMed Da - Dinner menus
Burns Night, Scotland Thursday 25th January 2018 TaMedDa - Dinner menus
Chinese New Year Friday 16th February 2018 TaMedDa - Dinner menus
St David's Day Thursday 1st March 2018 TaMed Da - Lunch, Dinner menus
One World Week Menu TBC  Monday 5th March 2018 TaMed Da - Dinner menus
One World Week, Menu TBC  Tuesday 7th March 2018 TaMed Da - Dinner menus
One World Week, Menu TBC  Wednesday 8th March 2018 TaMed Da - Dinner menus
One World Week Menu TBC  Thursday 9th March 2018 TaMed Da - Dinner menus
One World Week menu TBC  Friday 10th March 2018 TaMed Da - Dinner menus
St Patricks Day, Ireland  Saturday 17th March 2018 TaMed Da - Dinner menus


One World Week

One World Week 2018 will run from the 5th of March to the 10th of March and shall contain many exciting events for all to attend. We are still looking for performers for our Gala Evening and stallholders for our World Fair, so please get in contact if you are interested in taking part, simply email



Keep checking the page for regular updates. Email if you have any questions or would like to know more about One World Week. Also, you can see pictures of the event from previous years on the left hand side to help you get inspired for this year's event!

Aberystwyth University One World Week 2018 Photography Competition: "Aber is Global"

As part of Aber’s One World Week 2018, the International Office will be running a photograph competition. OWW is a chance for the University and its students to promote the international nature of Aberystwyth University, as well as to celebrate the contribution made by its international partnerships and students.

Students wishing to enter will have the opportunity to win £20 worth of credit on their AberCards which can be used to buy various items and services around the University.

This year’s theme is “Aber is Global.” This may be interpreted however you want. However, a suggestion would be to submit images that reflect the multicultural nature of Aberystwyth and the University, as well as the contribution of its international connections and students.

The deadline for submissions will be the 31st of March at 5pm.

Terms & Conditions:

  1. The theme for the competition is "Aber is Global"
  2. The competition is open to International and Home students studying at Aberystwyth University.
  3. Pictures submitted must be sent directly by the person entering the competition and sent from your Aber e-mail account; provide your full name (first name then surname) and degree scheme. Submission should be made to
  4. The deadline for submission will be 31st March 2018 at 5pm.
  5. You agree that the submitted photographs have been taken by you.
  6. You may submit multiple pictures.
  7. Winners will be contacted via their Aber e-mail account
  8. Winning pictures will be chosen by the International Office and their decision is final.
  9. Winning pictures will be used by the International Office for their annual calendar and for marketing purposes.
  10. Winning pictures will be displayed on a prize wall.
  11. The International Office has the right to use all submitted photographs on promotional material and social networks.
  12. Winning photographs will be available to view on-line a week after the deadline period.
  13. No alternative will be offered to the prize of £20 of AberCard credit.