Information for New Postgraduates
Congratulations on gaining a place at Aberystwyth University. We are looking forward to welcoming you as a Postgraduate student with us. The following pages have been put together to help you settle in as a postgraduate at Aberystwyth.
Please see our pages for information about the Big Welcome Weekend and Orientation Week 2016. This is for our main intake of campus-based students, although we have several postgraduate research students commencing at other times of the year. Distance-learning students will be provided with information for their study schools prior to the start of their courses.
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Your Postgraduate study at Aberystwyth begins at registration. For registration you will be required to meet with staff from any academic department responsible for modules on which you wish to register. For research students, this means you must also meet with staff in the Graduate School if you are required to, or choose to take research training modules.
Please remember that you will need to register every September regardless of when you commenced your programme until your studies are complete.
International Students: In addition to registering with your Department/s, you must also arrange to meet with the University’s Compliance Officer during your first week here.
The Academic Quality and Records Office (AQRO) oversee Registration and can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aber Card and Email set-up
To make use of the library, computing and media services at Aberystwyth University you need an email account and an Aber Card. You will be able to activate your email and apply for your card prior to arriving at the University. If you have completed the application process you will be emailed instructions by Information Services on how to do this. For more information visit the Aber Card and Email page.
Bank Letters for non-UK students
When opening a student bank account in the UK, you may be asked to provide proof that you are a student at Aberystwyth University. This will take the form of a letter. Included in this letter will be your home and term time address taken from your student record. You will need to make sure that the University has your correct address details.
From September, bank letters may be requested via your Student Record and collected from the Certification Office within the Academic Quality & Records Office (Cledwyn Building) on Penglais Campus. In most cases letters will be available for collection within 24 hours. Information on how to request a letter of introduction to UK Banking Facilities is available from the Academic Quality & Records Office page.
Below is a list of useful contacts
Department Email Address Telephone Number
Academic Quality & Records Office (AQRO) - Registration & Advising
email@example.com +44 (0)1970 622270 Accommodation Office (Office Hours) firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)1970 622984 Accommodation Office - 24 Hour Helpline +44 (0)1970 622900 Computing & Library Services email@example.com +44 (0)1970 622400 Fees (Tuition & Accommodation) firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)1970 622041 / 621582 International Office - Compliance email@example.com +44 (0)1970 622948
Postgraduate Admissions Office (AQRO) - UK/EU applicants
firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)1970 622023 Postgraduate Admissions Office (AQRO) - International applicants email@example.com +44 (0)1970 622089 Student Support Office firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)1970 621761 Nightline (term time only 8pm - 8am) +44 (0)1970 621717