Aberystwyth University offers an exceptional environment to learn and live. The town itself is a bustling cosmopolitan cultural hub set on the coast of mid Wales and surrounded by breath taking scenery of mountains and sea. The town which is affectionately referred to as Aber has a proud sense of community. Everyone is made to feel welcome in this truly unique corner of the world. Very recently Aberystwyth was announced as one of the safest places to study in the UK and the safest in Wales by the Complete University Guide survey, 2016.
Throw into the mix a world leading University that’s truly student orientated and you have a recipe for some of the most satisfied students in the UK. Aberystwyth was ranked 4th in the UK and the best in Wales for student experience in the most recent National Student Survey, 2016. Also the University was ranked as best in Wales for teaching excellence and student experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.
The town’s sense of community also extends to the University, students and staff have a unique relationship and teaching staff very much pride themselves on their open door policy.
"Our students come from all across the world and together create one of the most dynamic, intriguing and stimulating multicultural communities that you will find anywhere. We listen to our students and respond to their changing needs. Our students are the lifeblood of the University and we pride ourselves on the exceptional student experience.’’ Professor John Grattan, Acting Vice-Chancellor
The University’s exceptionality is also demonstrated by the facilities, the state of the art lecture theatres, the fully stocked library, sector leading state of the art halls of residence, not to mention the virtual learning environment with thousands of hours of recorded lectures available to support our student’s studies.
Yes Aber is set in a truly beautiful part of the world and yes it is amongst the safest places to study in the country, but what truly makes Aberystwyth University special is the students.