Student Life

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Outside of their academic studies, we believe what your child/ward does in their free time is just as invaluable to their development and overall student experience.

Joining a sport club and/or society. Getting involved in campaigning with the Student’s Union. Learning a musical instrument. Earning while learning with part-time work within the University. These are just some of the opportunities that we can provide, and with support, will help your child/ward unlock their future potential.

  • Sports Clubs and Societies
    With over 200 hundred to choose from (and opportunities to create new ones!) joining a sport club and society is a great way to make lots of friends with similar passions
  • Sports Centre
    Free Platinum Gym Membership* to the university Sports Centre gives your child/ward access to our gym, exercise classes, swimming pool, running track, climbing wall and more. Plus, there are lots of local sports clubs in Aberystwyth that can be joined too!
  • Students Union
    Run by students, for students, Aber SU operates independently from the University but shares our commitment to a great student experience – with social events, fundraising initiatives, additional support services and more
  • Music Centre
    If your child/ward wants to learn an instrument, play as part of group or enjoy watching a live performance we can provision this with our designated Music Centre and award-winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre – one of the largest in the UK!
  • Job Opportunities
    More than money. Our Year in Employment Schemes, AberForward Internships, Ambassador roles and Volunteering initiatives are designed to provide both real-world opportunities and to equip your child/ward with real-world skills that will transfer into the workplace.


You can find out more about Student Life at Aberystwyth here with further information on our Campus and Sports facilities


*From September 2017, for students in university-owned accommodation