Aberystwyth University students return to halls

07 January 2014

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Aberystwyth prom

Aberystwyth University students who were evacuated from sea front halls of residence because of the poor weather conditions can now return to their halls. 

Around 150 students were evacuated on Monday 6 January and have been staying in alternative accommodation on the Penglais campus where food and hot drinks have been provided free of charge by the University. 

Around 100 students living in private sector accommodation were also offered accommodation and free food and hot drinks following the evacuation. 

The students will be able to return later this morning after the necessary safety check were completed. 

Rebecca Davies Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student and Staff Services said: “The past few days have been difficult for those living in sea front halls and we are very pleased to finally be in a position to let everyone return to their accommodation.” 

“Given all that has been happening, the students have been very understanding and spirits have been very good. We are also very grateful to members of staff, the emergency services, Ceredigion County Council and Natural Resources Wales, the local community, rail and bus operators, who have been tireless in their efforts to ensure that all our students were safe, dry and out of harm’s way.”

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