Big Welcome Weekend and Orientation Week

Big Welcome Weekend

Friday 22 September 2017

TimeEvent
08.30-21.15

FREE Circular Bus

Click here for the timetable.

09.00-18.00

Big Welcome Weekend
Great Hall, Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

Drop in at any time to find out more about the University’s support services including:

  • Collect your room key (available 24h) and Aber Card (all students living in University accommodation, more details on how to collect your key out of hours can be found here)
  • Academic information
  • Payment of fees
  • Health, welfare, disability, specific learning needs
  • GP registration
  • International Student Experience
  • Casual and part-time work, other employment opportunities and skills
  • Welsh for Adults and Lifelong Learning Courses
  • Sports Centre
08.30-22.00

Hugh Owen Library

  • Collection of your Aber Card (for students not living in University accommodation)
  • Help in activating your email account and connecting your devices to the University Network
  • Upload a digital photo for your Aber Card and Student Record
  • Sale of network cables
  • Use of library and computing facilities
10.00-16.00

Free Sports Centre Tour and Induction
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to:

  • welcome you to the Sports Centre, help you find your way round and give essential induction to use our equipment
  • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the Sports Centre
  • ensure you know where to find help and support. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about sport and exercise (we will be around in the Arts Centre or call in at the Sports Centre)

All new students should attend at least one Gym Induction (these tours are repeated through the week):

  • 10.00
  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00

10.00-17.00

Students’ Union: Information Desk

Need to buy a Bus Card or an NUS Extra Card? Perhaps you have a query about joining a sports club or society, or want to find out about evening events? The Students’ Union reception can tell you all you need to know.

09.00-16.00

Careers Service: General Enquiries and Advice
Students’ Union building, Penglais Campus

Come and find out about all the important things you need to do during your first year here.  Fun competitions to enter, prizes to win, selfies to take and freebies to collect.

09.00-18.00

A Team

Look out for our current students in red t-shirts. They will be based at every residence and arrival point, and around the campus. If you need help finding your room or have any general enquiries, these are the people to ask.

11.30 & 17.30

Meet and Greet transfer service from Birmingham Airport
Booking details from www.aber.ac.uk/en/international/travel

(This Meet and Greet service is also running on Wednesday 20 September and Thursday 21 September)

 

Free Sports Centre Classes
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Free access all weekend for every student to the following sessions (see full timetable):

  • 07.15-08.00  Indoor Spin
  • 10.30-11.15  Aqua Gym
  • 12.15-13.00  Work-it-Circuit
  • 13.10-13.55  Dumbbell Workout
  • 16.00-17.00  Power Yoga
  • 17.00-18.30  Hatha Yoga
  • 17.30-18.15  HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
  • 18.00-18.45  Indoor Spin
  • 18.30-19.30  Zumba
  • 10.30-20.00  Swimming (Check out our website for full details of the General Swimming times)
 

Cinema
Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

  • 14.30  Kill Bill Vol 1 (FREE for Students)
  • 17.45  Victoria and Abdul (£4)
  • 20.15  Victoria and Abdul (£4)
17.00-20.00

Welcome BBQ
Brynamlwg Bar and Restaurant, Penglais Campus

Bring a friend and enjoy 2 for 1 on all meals.

19.30

UMCA's (Welsh Students' Union) Welcoming Party
Yr Hen Lew Du Pub, Bridge Street

A night to welcome you back to the Welsh Students' Union of Aberystwyth and the chance to catch-up with friends and meet the new Freshers for the year.

 20.00

The Big Quiz
Students' Union building, Penglais Campus

Get together as teams of new friends and compete in our fun and friendly quiz as you get to know each other better - prizes to be won! Hosted by the AberSU full-time officer team: Bruce, Emma, Gwion, Jess & Molly.

Saturday 23 September 2017

TimeEvent

08.30-18.15

FREE Circular Bus

Click here for the timetable.

09.00-18.00

Big Welcome Weekend
Great Hall, Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

Drop in at any time to find out more about the University’s support services including:

  • Collect your room key (available 24h) and Aber Card (all students living in University accommodation, more details on how to collect your key out of hours can be found here)
  • Academic information
  • Payment of fees
  • Health, welfare, disability, specific learning needs
  • GP registration
  • International Student Experience
  • Casual and part-time work, other employment opportunities and skills
  • Welsh for Adults and Lifelong Learning Courses
  • Sports Centre
08.30-22.00

Hugh Owen Library

  • Collection of your Aber Card (for students not living in University accommodation)
  • Help in activating your email account and connecting your devices to the University Network
  • Upload a digital photo for your Aber Card and Student Record
  • Sale of network cables
  • Use of library and computing facilities
12.00-15.30

Library tours

Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to

  • welcome you to your library and help you find your way round
  • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the library
  • ensure you know where to find help and support

All new students should attend at least one tour (these tours are repeated through the week):

Hugh Owen Library

  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00

Detailed information, including venues, can be found here:
http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/help/newstudents/welcome/#talks

A library and IT presentation given by your subject librarian will be offered as part of the Orientation Week programme in your department or institute.

10.00-16.00

Free Sports Centre Tour and Induction
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to:

  • welcome you to the Sports Centre, help you find your way round and give essential induction to use our equipment
  • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the Sports Centre
  • ensure you know where to find help and support. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about sport and exercise (we will be around in the Arts Centre or call in at the Sports Centre)

All new students should attend at least one Gym Induction (these tours are repeated through the week):

  • 10.00
  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00
10.00-16.00

Old College Open Doors
Old College, King Street, SY23 2AU

Join one of our free guided tours to explore one of the finest examples of Gothic revival architecture by John Seddon.

Tours of the Old College will commence from the Quad on the ground floor at:

  • 10.00
  • 11.30
  • 13.00
  • 14.30
10.00-16.00

The Big Sale
Students' Union building, Main Room

Our student nearly-new household sale - pick up crockery, saucepans, and utensils at discount prices. 

10.00-17.00

Students' Union: Information desk

Need to buy a Bus Card or an NUS Extra Card? Perhaps you have a query about joining a sports club or society, or want to find out about evening events? The Students’ Union reception can tell you all you need to know.

09.00-18.00

A Team

Look out for our current students in red t-shirts, they will be based at every residence and arrival points and around the campus. If you need help finding your room or have any general enquires these are the people to ask.

 

Free Sports Centre Classes
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Free access all weekend for every student to the following sessions (see full timetable):

  • 09.05-10.05  Indoor Spin
  • 09.30-10.30  Bodyfit
  • 10.45-11.45  Pilates
  • 12.00-14.00  Come and Try: Badminton
  • 10.30-16.30  Swimming (Check out our website for full details of the General Swimming times)

 

Free Water Bottles – lookout for FREE Sports Centre water bottles that will be available at some of the ‘Come and Try’ sessions

 

Cinema
Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

  • 12.00  Amelié (FREE for Students)
  • 14.30  Laputa: Castle in the Sky (£4)
  • 17.45  Victoria and Abdul (£4)
  • 20.15  Victoria and Abdul (£4)
18.00

UMCA's (Welsh Students' Union) Welcoming Tour
Pantycelyn, Penglais Campus

21.00

Lockdown - Freshers Lock & Key Party
Students' Union building, Penglais Campus

Kick start your Aber Freshers' experience meeting as many of your fellow Freshers as you can in return for cash prizes! Choose a lock or key, then find and unlock the matching set to win up to £50 each! Set to a soundtrack of club and chart classics all night with a chill out bar for a chance to chat and meet your future friends.

Tickets: £3 advance / £5 standard (click here to buy online). Join the Facebook event

Sunday 24 September 2017

TimeEvent

09.30-18.15

FREE Circular Bus
Click here for the timetable.

10.00-15.00

Big Welcome Weekend Reception
Great Hall, Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

Drop in at any time to find out more about the University's support services.

 

On Sunday room keys can be collected from Accommodation Office, Penglais Ffarm.

08.30-22.00

Hugh Owen Library 

  • Collection of your Aber Card (for students not living in University accommodation)
  • Help in activating your email account and connecting your devices to the University Network
  • Upload a digital photo for your Aber Card and Student Record
  • Sale of network cables
  • Use of library and computing facilities
12.00-15.30

Library tours

Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to

  • welcome you to your library and help you find your way round
  • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the library
  • ensure you know where to find help and support

All new students should attend at least one tour (these tours are repeated throughout the week):

Hugh Owen Library

  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00 - Welsh medium
  • 15.00

Detailed information, including venues, can be found here:
http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/help/newstudents/welcome/#talks

A library and IT presentation given by your subject librarian will be offered as part of the Orientation Week programme in your academic department.

10.00-16.00

Free Sports Centre Tour and Induction
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to:

  • welcome you to the Sports Centre, help you find your way round and give essential induction to use our equipment
  • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the Sports Centre
  • ensure you know where to find help and support. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about sport and exercise (we will be around in the Arts Centre or call in at the Sports Centre)

All new students should attend at least one Gym Induction (these tours are repeated through the week):

  • 10.00
  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00
10.00-16.00

Old College Open Doors
Old College, King Street, SY23 2AU

Join one of our free guided tours to explore one of the finest examples of Gothic revival architecture by John Seddon.

Tours of the Old College will commence from the Quad on the ground floor at:

  • 10.00
  • 11.30
  • 13.00
  • 14.30
09.00-18.00

A Team

Look out for our current students in red t-shirts, they will be based at every residence and arrival point, and around the campus. If you need help finding your room or have any general inquires these are the people to ask.

10.00-17.00

Students' Union: Information Desk 

Need to buy a Bus Card or an NUS Extra Card?  Perhaps you have a query about joining a sports club or society, or want to find out about evening events? The Students’ Union reception can tell you all you need to know.

10.00-15.00 Board Games Afternoon
Students' Union building

10.30-13.00

Welcome Ceremony for all new International Students
The Theatre, Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

10.30 Surnames A-K
11.30 Surnames L-Z

Welcome by the Vice-Chancellor and other key speakers. All new international students, including European students, are welcome. Important information will be given to help you during your first weeks in Aberystwyth University. Light lunch and refreshments will be available.

12.00-14.00

Student Sunday Lunch
TaMed Da Restaurant & Arts Centre Café, Penglais Campus

12.30-14.00

Welsh Students’ Welcoming Lunch
MedRus Main, Penbryn

A welcome lunch to introduce to you how you can live through Welsh here at Aberystwyth.

15.00-16.00

Meet & Greet: International Students
Students' Union building, 
Picture House, Penglais Campus

‘Meet and Greet’ is a series of welcome sessions for new and returning students run by AberSU and our officers.

They are the perfect opportunity to meet other like-minded students in a casual setting to make new friends, learn more about the opportunities available to you in Aberystwyth and the Union, and exchange ideas about campaigns and projects to boost your experience and make change for the better!

15.00-19.00

Welcome to Wales
Students' Union building, Penglais Campus

Cultural event & Welsh music to welcome you to Aberystwyth in Welsh fashion.

 

Free Sports Centre Classes
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Free access all weekend for every student to the following sessions (see full timetable):

  • 09.05-10.05  Indoor Spin
  • 11.00-12.00  Zumba
  • 11.00-13.00  Come and Try: Badminton
  • 13.00-15.00  Come and Try: Basketball
  • 13.00-15.00  Mixed Touch Rugby
  • 10.30-16.30  Swimming (Check out our website for full details of the General Swimming times)

 

Free Water Bottles – lookout for FREE Sports Centre water bottles that will be available at some of the ‘Come and Try’ sessions

 

Cinema
Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

  • 12.00  Little Miss Sunshine (FREE for Students)
  • 14.30  Laputa: Castle in the Sky (English Version) (£4)
  • 17.00  Victoria and Abdul (£4)
19.00

Welsh Gig
Pantycelyn, Penglais Campus

19.00-23.00

Big Joe's Bingo & Stock Exchange
Students' Union building, Penglais Campus

Wind down your Welcome Weekend with BJ's Bingo! Big Joe is taking over the Students' Union and bringing his comic Bingo show complete with big banter, crap prizes and hilarious challenges. And if that's not enough, he's hacked in to the Bar system and brought back a Union's favourite - Stock Exchange! Watch carefully as drinks prices crash and spike over the night, so time it right and grab yourself a bargain beverage. Who says Sunday can't be a funday!

Tickets: £3 Advance / £5 standard (click here to buy online). Join the Facebook event

Orientation Week

Monday 25 September 2017

Essential meetings

TimeEvent

11.00-15.30

Library tours

Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to

  • welcome you to your library and help you find your way round
  • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the library
  • ensure you know where to find help and support

All new students should attend at least one tour (these tours are repeated throughout the week):

Hugh Owen Library

  • 11.00
  • 12.00 - Welsh medium
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00

Detailed information, including venues, can be found here:
http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/help/newstudents/welcome/#talks

A library and IS presentation given by your subject librarian will be offered as part of the Freshers’ Week programme in your department or institute.

10.00-16.00

Free Sports Centre Tour and Induction
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to:

  • welcome you to the Sports Centre, help you find your way round and give essential induction to use our equipment
  • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the Sports Centre
  • ensure you know where to find help and support. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about sport and exercise (we will be around in the Arts Centre or call in at the Sports Centre)

All new students should attend at least one Gym Induction (these tours are repeated through the week):

  • 10.00
  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00

General, social and recreational sessions

These sessions run throughout the day, so please plan to attend these sessions in between your departmental induction events.

TimeEvent

08.30-13.00

Big Welcome Reception
Great Hall, Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

Drop in at any time to find out more about the University's support services.

09.30-16.00

Freshers' Fair - Day 1
Marquees, Students' Union, Penglais Campus

A 2 day showcase of everything Aberystwyth has to offer; from sports clubs to freebies and from volunteering opportunities to society tasters all on the concourse. This is the event you won’t want to miss as it’s jam packed full of freebies and discount vouchers to help you explore your new home properly!

Quiet half hour 9:30-10:00

11.00-16.00

Registration Helpdesk
Performance Studio, Upper Foyer, Arts Centre, Penglais Campus.

Drop by for advice on completing registration.

 

Free Sports Centre Classes
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Free access all weekend for every student to the following sessions (see full timetable):

  • 09.15-10.00  Indoor Spin
  • 12.00-13.00  Sportive Indoor Spin (Advanced)
  • 12.15-13.00  HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
  • 13.10-13.55  Aerobics
  • 14.00-15.30  Introduction to Yoga
  • 17.00-19.00  Ashtanga Yoga
  • 17.30-18.30  Step and Tone
  • 17.45-18.30  Indoor Spin - Hills & Thrills (Mixed ability
  • 18.30-19.30  Pilates
  • 19.00-20.30  Hatha Yoga
  • 07.15-21.15  Swimming (Check out our website for full details of the General Swimming times)
 

Cinema
Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

  • 14.30  The Warriors (FREE for Students)
  • 17.45  Victoria and Abdul (£4)
  • 20.15  Victoria and Abdul (£4)

20.00

Tony Lee XXX Hypnotist
Students' Union building, Penglais Campus

Tony Lee, one of the world’s best stage hypnotists brings his award winning XXX show to Aberystwyth! An incredible experience, watch in amazement as he hypnotises daring members of the audience to act out hilarious situations. Not for the faint of heart or easily offended, this is a strictly 18+ show and probably not one to bring your parents to! Complete with a comedy act warm up and meet and greet with Tony after.

Tickets: £5 Advance / £7 standard (Limited seating capacity - click here to buy tickets online). Join the Facebook event

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Essential Meetings

Undergraduate Registration - First Year Degree Students and Foundation Year Students

Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

Please register at the times indicated below according to the first letter of your surname (see Registration and advising subject plan for more information):

Surname (Family Name)Time
A-B 09.05 - 09.30
C-D 09.45 - 10.10
E-G 10.25 - 10.50
H-J 11.05 - 11.30
K-L 11.45 - 12.10
M-O 14.00 - 14.25
P-R 14.40 - 15.00
S-T 15.15 - 15.40
U-Z 15.55 - 16.20

 

TimeEvent
11.00-15.30 Library tours

Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to

  • welcome you to your library and help you find your way round
  • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the library
  • ensure you know where to find help and support

All new students should attend at least one tour (these tours are repeated throughout the week):

Hugh Owen Library

  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00

Detailed information, including venues, can be found here:
http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/help/newstudents/welcome/#talks

A library and IS presentation given by your subject librarian will be offered as part of the Freshers’ Week programme in your department or institute.

10.00-16.00

Free Sports Centre Tour and Induction
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to:

  • welcome you to the Sports Centre, help you find your way round and give essential induction to use our equipment
  • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the Sports Centre
  • ensure you know where to find help and support. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about sport and exercise (we will be around in the Arts Centre or call in at the Sports Centre)

All new students should attend at least one Gym Induction (these tours are repeated through the week):

  • 10.00
  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00

General, social and recreational sessions

These sessions run throughout the day so please plan to attend these sessions in between your registration and departmental events.

TimeEvent

09.00-17.00

Registration Helpdesk
Performance Studio, Upper Foyer, Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

Drop by for advice on completing registration.

09.30-16.00

Freshers' Fair - Day 2
Marquees, Students' Union, Penglais Campus

Tuesday’s Fair will showcase more of what Aber has to offer and will introduce different stallholders to what Monday’s Fair offered. This is the event you won’t want to miss as it’s jam packed full of freebies and discount vouchers to help you explore your new home properly!

Quiet half hour 9:30-10:00

11.30-16.00

UMCA (Welsh Students' Union) Freshers’ Fair & Sports Day
Pantycelyn, Penglais Campus

A chance to buy UMCA’s merchandise, join our societies and what else we offer.

12.00-16.00 

UMCA (Welsh Students' Union) Y Geltaidd’s Sports Afternoon
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

A Welsh sports afternoon under the Welsh Sports Society, Y Geltaidd.

 

Free Sports Centre Classes
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Free access all weekend for every student to the following sessions (see full timetable):

  • 12.10-12.55  Indoor Spin - Hills & Thrills (Advanced)
  • 12.15-13.00  Pilates for backcare
  • 13.10-13.55  Abtastic Core
  • 13.15-14.00  Indoor Spin - Hills & Thrills (Mixed ability)
  • 17.30-18.15  Indoor Spin - Begin 2 Spin (Beginners)
  • 17.30-18.30  Step and Tone
  • 17.30-18.30  Aber Circuits
  • 18.30-19.30  Bodyfit
  • 18.30-19.30  Zumba
  • 19.00-20.00  Triathlon Swim
  • 07.15-21.15  Swimming (Check out our website for full details of the General Swimming times)
 

Cinema
Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

  • 14.30  Sightseers (FREE for Students)
  • 17.45  Victoria and Abdul (£4) - subtitled
  • 20.15  Victoria and Abdul (£4)

18.00

UMCA (Welsh Students' Union) Food & Games night
Yr Hen Llew Du, Bridge Street

A night full of socialising, discount on food and drinks and UMCA’s big quiz at Yr Hen Llew Du.

20.00

Bierkeller ft: The Amazing Bavarian Stompers
Students' Union building, Penglais Campus

Legendary Aberystwyth favourites, The Amazing Bavarian Stompers return for Abers' biggest Bierkeller to date!! Combining slapstick comedy, fun games and sing alongs set to a live Bavarian Oompah band remixing modern day classics, they'll have you raising your 2 pint stein to one of the most fun nights out this side of the channel in no time - lederehosens at the ready! Tickets sell out quick for this limited capacity event so be sure to grab one in advance.

Tickets: £8 advance / £10 standard (Limited seating capacity - click here to buy tickets online), Bier Steins available for £5. Join Facebook event

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Essential meetings

Undergraduate Registration

Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Year Degree and Final Year Foundation Degree Students (including returning students and new students transferring from other institutions)

Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

Please register at the times indicated below according to the first letter of your surname (see Registration and advising subject plan):

Surname (Family Name)Time

A-J

09.15-10.15

K-Z

10.30-11.30

Library and IT

TimeEvent

11.00-16.30

Library tours

Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to

  • welcome you to your library and help you find your way round
  • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the library
  • ensure you know where to find help and support

All new students should attend at least one tour (these tours are repeated throughout the week):

Hugh Owen Library

  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00

Thomas Parry Library

  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00 - Welsh medium
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00

Detailed information, including venues, can be found here:
http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/help/newstudents/welcome/#talks

A library and IT presentation given by your subject librarian will be offered as part of the Freshers’ Week programme in your department or institute.

10.00-16.00

Free Sports Centre Tour and Induction
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to:

  • welcome you to the Sports Centre, help you find your way round and give essential induction to use our equipment
  • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the Sports Centre
  • ensure you know where to find help and support. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about sport and exercise (we will be around in the Arts Centre or call in at the Sports Centre)

All new students should attend at least one Gym Induction (these tours are repeated through the week):

  • 10.00
  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00

General, social and recreational sessions

These sessions run throughout the day so please plan to attend these sessions in between your registrations and departmental induction events.

TimeEvent

09.00-13.00

Registration Helpdesk
Performance Studio, Upper Foyer, Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

Drop by for advice on completing registration.

14.00-17.00

Registration Helpdesk
Academic Quality and Records Office, First Floor, Cledwyn Building, Penglais Campus.

Drop by for advice on completing registration.

15.00-17.00

Study Skills, Language Support and Careers Workshop for International Students
A12, Hugh Owen, Penglais Campus

Come and hear about the support that is available to students whose first language is not English, and find out about how to enhance your opportunities to find work.

12.00-17.00

UMCA’s (Welsh Students' Union) Freshers Fair and Pub games competition
Yr Hen Lew Du, Bridge Street

A chance to buy UMCA’s merchandise, join our societies and what else we offer. Pool and Darts competition in the afternoon.

13.00-15.00

Craft Afternoon
Students' Union building

 

Free Sports Centre Classes
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Free access all weekend for every student to the following sessions (see full timetable):

  • 07.30-08.15  Indoor Spin - Early morning spin (Mixed ability)
  • 09.15-10.00  Indoor Spin (Beginners)
  • 12.10-12.55  Indoor Spin - Begin 2 Spin (Beginners)
  • 12.15-13.00  Bodyfit
  • 13.10-13.55  Fitball Pilates
  • 17.30-18.15  Dumbbell Workout
  • 17.30-18.15  HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
  • 18.15-19.15  Pilates
  • 18.30-19.30  Cardio Combat
  • 07.15-21.15  Swimming (Check out our website for full details of the General Swimming times)
 

Pyramid Poster sale
Students' Union building, Penglais Campus

 

Cinema
Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

  • 12.00  Moulin Rouge (FREE for Students)
  • 14.30  Victoria and Abdul (£4)
  • 17.45  Victoria and Abdul (£4)
  • 20.15  Victoria and Abdul (£4)
 21.00

Clubland Classics - UV, Co2 & Confetti party!
Students' Union building, Penglais Campus

One for the ravers to get your glow and shuffle on as we bring a taste of Ibiza to the SU and transform it in to the Costa del Aber! Featuring free glow sticks for the first 200 in, UV body paint, glow and charity glitter stalls, Co2 guns, lasers and confetti blasts for an authentic clubland experience set to modern dance and club classics. Reach for the lasers!

Tickets: £3 Advance / £5 standard (click here to buy online). Join the Facebook event

Thursday 28 September 2017

Essential meetings

TimeEvent

11.00-15.30

Library tours

Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to

  • welcome you to your library and help you find your way round
  • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the library
  • ensure you know where to find help and support

All new students should attend a tour at one of the following times:

Hugh Owen Library

  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00 - Welsh medium
  • 14.00
  • 15.00

Detailed information, including venues, can be found here:
http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/help/newstudents/welcome/#talks

A library and IS presentation given by your subject librarian will be offered as part of the Freshers’ Week programme in your department or institute.

10.00-16.00

Free Sports Centre Tour and Induction
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to:

  • welcome you to the Sports Centre, help you find your way round and give essential induction to use our equipment
  • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the Sports Centre
  • ensure you know where to find help and support. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about sport and exercise (we will be around in the Arts Centre or call in at the Sports Centre)

All new students should attend at least one Gym Induction (these tours are repeated through the week):

  • 10.00
  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00

General, social and recreational sessions

These sessions run throughout the day so please plan to attend these sessions in between your registrations and departmental induction events.

TimeEvent

09.00-17.00

Registration Helpdesk
Academic Quality and Records Office, First Floor, Cledwyn Building, Penglais Campus.

Drop by for advice on completing registration.

15.00-17.00

Meet & Greet: 

15.00-16.00  LGBTQ+
16.00-17.00  Female Students

Students' Union building, Picture House, Penglais Campus

‘Meet and Greet’ is a series of welcome sessions for new and returning students run by AberSU and our officers.

They are the perfect opportunity to meet other like-minded students in a casual setting to make new friends, learn more about the opportunities available to you in Aberystwyth and the Union, and exchange ideas about campaigns and projects to boost your experience and make change for the better!

 

Free Sports Centre Classes
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Free access all weekend for every student to the following sessions (see full timetable):

  • 07.15-08.00  Triathlon swim
  • 08.15-09.00  Morning Indoor Spin
  • 12.15-13.15  Indoor Spin - Hills & Thrills (Advanced)
  • 12.15-13.00  Abtastic Core
  • 13.10-13.55  Pilates
  • 17.30-18.15  Indoor Spin - Begin 2 Spin (Beginners)
  • 17.30-18.30  Aber Circuits
  • 17.30-18.30  Aerobics
  • 18.30-19.30  Bodyfit
  • 18.30-19.30  Zumba
  • 07.15-21.15  Swimming (Check out our website for full details of the General Swimming times)
 

Cinema
Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

The End of The End chronicles the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal - Black Sabbath. After nearly 50 years together, the Birmingham band took to the stage for the last time in their home city, bringing down the curtain on their final tour ever. After half a century, this is your chance to hear the final word from the greatest metal band of all time.

19.00

UMCA (Welsh Students' Union) karaoke
Yr Hen Lew Du, Bridge Street

A night of socialise under the entertainment of Karaoke.

20.00

Comedy Club
Performance Studio, Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

Tickets: £10, more information here.

21.00

Reload - Back To School special
Students' Union building, Penglais Campus

Pure. Unadulterated. Cheese! Reload returns as the ultimate cheese mongers, featuring the best sing along classics from the 90's, 00's and beyond from the original Reload DJs with a Back 2 School themed special. Featuring a school tuck shop stocked with all your favourite sweets and treats and a retro video games lounge with a selection of throwback classic games to challenge your mates to some multi player mayhem!

Tickets: £3 Advance / £5 standard (click here to buy online). Join the Facebook event

Friday 29 September 2017

Essential Meetings

TimeEvent

14.00-15.00

Library tours

Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to

  • welcome you to your library and help you find your way round
  • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the library
  • ensure you know where to find help and support

All new students should attend at least one tour (these tours are repeated throughout the week):

Thomas Parry Library

  • 14.00
  • 14.30 - Welsh Medium

Detailed information, including venues, can be found here:

http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/help/newstudents/welcome/#talks  

A library and IT presentation given by your subject librarian will be offered as part of the Orientation Week programme in your department or institute.

10.00-16.00

Free Sports Centre Tour and Induction
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to:

  • welcome you to the Sports Centre, help you find your way round and give essential induction to use our equipment
  • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the Sports Centre
  • ensure you know where to find help and support. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about sport and exercise (we will be around in the Arts Centre or call in at the Sports Centre)

All new students should attend at least one Gym Induction (these tours are repeated through the week):

  • 10.00
  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00

General, social and recreational sessions

TimeEvent

09.00-16.00

Registration Helpdesk
Academic Quality and Records Office, First Floor, Cledwyn Building, Penglais Campus

Drop by for advice on completing registration.

10.30-11.30

Introduction to learning Welsh
A14 Hugh Owen, Penglais Campus

An introduction to the programme of courses available for students interested in learning Welsh.

12.00-17.00

Meet & Greet: 
Students' Union building, Picture House, Penglais Campus

12.00-13.00  Mature and Parent students
15.00-16.00  BAME Students
16.00-17.00  Disabled Students

‘Meet and Greet’ is a series of welcome sessions for new and returning students run by AberSU and our officers.

They are the perfect opportunity to meet other like-minded students in a casual setting to make new friends, learn more about the opportunities available to you in Aberystwyth and the Union, and exchange ideas about campaigns and projects to boost your experience and make change for the better!

 

Free Sports Centre Classes
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Free access all weekend for every student to the following sessions (see full timetable):

  • 07.30-08.15  Indoor Spin - Early Morning (Mixed ability)
  • 10.30-11.15  Aqua Gym
  • 12.15-13.00  Work it Circuit
  • 13.10-13.55  Dumbbell Workout
  • 16.00-17.00  Power Yoga
  • 17.00-18.30  Yoga for All
  • 17.30-18.15  HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
  • 18.00-18.45  Indoor Spin - Hills & Thrills (Mixed ability)
  • 18.30-19.30  Zumba Toning
  • 07.15-21.15  Swimming (Check out our website for full details of the General Swimming times)
 

Cinema
Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

  • 14.00-17.00 GAMING SESSION on the big screen (FREE for Students)
  • 17.45  The Limehouse Golem (£4)
  • 20.15  Detroit (£4)
 21.00

Silent Disco Showdown
Students' Union building, Penglais Campus

Another huge Aber favourite and unique night out with our Headphone disco! With 2 channels on each Headphone, you pick the soundtrack to your Friday night as resident DJs Joe Easton from Pier and Nate Smith from Why Not go head to head to get the most listeners with singalong club and chart classics. The Headphones light up according to which channel you choose to see who's winning, then take them off to hear hundreds of people singing along for a proper goosebumps moment! Definitely one to experience to welcome in the weekend.

Tickets: £4 Advance / £6 standard (click here to buy online). Join the Facebook event

 

Saturday 30 September 2017

General, social and recreational sessions

TimeEvent
08.30-22.00

Hugh Owen Library

  • Collection of your Aber Card (for students not living in University accommodation)
  • Help in activating your email account and connecting your devices to the University Network
  • Upload a digital photo for your Aber Card and Student Record
  • Sale of network cables
  • Use of library and computing facilities
10.00-16.00

Free Sports Centre Tour and Induction
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to:

  • welcome you to the Sports Centre, help you find your way round and give essential induction to use our equipment
  • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the Sports Centre
  • ensure you know where to find help and support. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about sport and exercise (we will be around in the Arts Centre or call in at the Sports Centre)

All new students should attend at least one Gym Induction (these tours are repeated through the week):

  • 10.00
  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00
 

Free Sports Centre Classes
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Free access all weekend for every student to the following sessions (see full timetable):

  • 09.05-10.05  Indoor Spin - Hills & Thrills (Mixed ability)
  • 09.30-10.30  Bodyfit
  • 10.45-11.45  Pilates
  • 08.00-16.15  Swimming (Check out our website for full details of the General Swimming times)
 

Cinema
Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

  • 14.30  Close Encounters of the Third Kind (£4)
  • 17.45  Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Japanese Version) (£4)
  • 20.15  Shin Godzilla (£4)

...or £9 for all three.

 20.00

ELO Again
Great Hall, Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ELO's iconic album 'Out of the Blue'. ELO AGAIN really do give you a dramatic taste of what the classic ELO were like in the heyday. The whole experience is a professional re-enactment of an ELO concert with a great sound reproduction light show and visual effects. ELO AGAIN provide the full effect of ELO’s orchestrations, full of depth and tone and they certainly know how to entertain, as the hits just keep on coming. Live cellos and the infamous blue violin make this show the best ELO tribute out there and certainly the most musically authentic.

Tickets: £23.50 (click here to book and for more information)

 21.00

Swing City presents: The Freshers’ Ball
Students' Union building, Penglais Campus

A chance to really strut your stuff and get your glad rags on at the Swing City Freshers’ Ball! Known for their decadent decor and themed events, Swing City are pulling out all the stops for the perfect end to Freshers’ week and transforming the Students Union in to a plush speakeasy. With a free glass of bubbly for the first 200 in, giant chocolate fountain, photo booth, walkabout performers and a whole host of DJs, acts and attractions...including a Giant Ball Pit! Featuring a formal ware dress code - lets see how well you scrub up to get down!

Tickets: £6 Advance / £8 standard (click here to buy online). Join the Facebook event

Sunday 01 October 2017

General, social and recreational sessions

TimeEvent
08.30-22.00

Hugh Owen Library

  • Collection of your Aber Card (for students not living in University accommodation)
  • Help in activating your email account and connecting your devices to the University Network
  • Upload a digital photo for your Aber Card and Student Record
  • Sale of network cables
  • Use of library and computing facilities
10.00-16.00

Free Sports Centre Tour and Induction
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to:

  • welcome you to the Sports Centre, help you find your way round and give essential induction to use our equipment
  • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the Sports Centre
  • ensure you know where to find help and support. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about sport and exercise (we will be around in the Arts Centre or call in at the Sports Centre)

All new students should attend at least one Gym Induction (these tours are repeated through the week):

  • 10.00
  • 11.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.00
  • 15.00
  • 16.00
12.00-14.00

Student Sunday Lunch
TaMed Da Restaurant, Penbryn, Penglais Campus

14.00 & 16.30

Poggle - Dance
Performance Studio, Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

Poggle is the story of Vince, who wants to explore the forest but is too scared, until one day he meets Poggle, a friendly creature. Together they go on an adventure through the forest where they discover the magical musical tree. A warm hearted, sensory dance theatre piece with live music, clapping rhythms and comedy throughout in an imaginatively changing world that the children have the chance to explore.

Tockets: £6 (click here to buy online and for more information)

 

Free Sports Centre Classes
Sports Centre, Penglais Campus

Free access all weekend for every student to the following sessions (see full timetable):

  • 09.05-09.50  Indoor Spin - Good morning spin (Mixed ability)
  • 11.00-12.00  Zumba
  • 09.00-16.16  Swimming (Check out our website for full details of the General Swimming times)
 

Cinema
Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

  • 14.15  Close Encounters of the Third Kind (£4)
  • 17.00  The Limehouse Golem (£4)
19.00 Big Joe's Bingo & Stock Exchange
Students' Union building, Penglais Campus

Wind down your Welcome Weekend with BJ's Bingo! Big Joe is taking over the Students' Union and bringing his comic Bingo show complete with big banter, crap prizes and hilarious challenges. And if that's not enough, he's hacked in to the Bar system and brought back a Union's favourite - Stock Exchange! Watch carefully as drinks prices crash and spike over the night, so time it right and grab yourself a bargain beverage. Who says Sunday can't be a funday!

Tickets: £3 Advance / £5 standard (click here to buy online). Join the Facebook event

Monday 02 October 2017

LECTURES BEGIN (morning)

Please refer to the timetable information given to you by your department at registration for details of when and where to attend your lectures.