Welcome to Aberystwyth University

Welcome to Aberystwyth  University and to the close community of over 2,000 staff and 13,000 undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time and distance learning students from across the globe. We have also over 80,000 alumni who together form a fantastic resource for the University in terms of contacts, commercial partnerships, employability and work placements, as well as fundraising.

Established in 1872, Aberystwyth University prides itself in a healthy Town-Gown relationship  - Aberystwyth being a small, friendly, town which has a population of approximately 13,500 people.

The University’s main centres for teaching and research are located on Penglais campus, as are the residential facilities for students. The views from the campus are second to none in any university location in the United Kingdom.

Aberystwyth University is committed to provide students with high quality learning opportunities and to provide a distinctive environment in which to study. We continue to be amongst the leaders in the UK for student satisfaction, according to the National Student Survey.

We seek to respond to local and global challenges, and to contribute to the future of our town, region, Wales and the rest of the United Kingdom through innovative research and teaching, outreach, international recognition and success.

Aberystwyth University has an established worldwide reputation for research excellence and is a member of the St David’s Group of research-led universities in Wales which work together to drive forward the knowledge economy in Wales.

The University has an excellent range of Facilities and resources to assist with research activities including four substantial libraries, access to a wide range of electronic information sources, and the vast resources of the prestigious National Library of Wales on its doorstep.

We therefore welcome you as an ambassador for the University, to the heart of this bilingual institution in Mid Wales.