Student Life

Aberystwyth not only offers a fantastic education but also an unbeaten quality of life. You can enjoy living within a peaceful, beautiful environment nestled between the mountains and sea, but within a town that is a busy, thriving cosmopolitan student hub.

With a wealth of restaurants, cafés, and a lively nightlife, Aberystwyth has something for everyone and is very much geared towards student life. The University’s Penglais campus is located on a hill that overlooks the beautiful unspoilt scenery of Cardigan Bay, and a convenient 5 -10 minute walk from the town centre.

Aberystwyth University is a top 5 UK university and best in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS 2017)*

This section will tell you more about the fantastic student life on offer at Aberystwyth University.


*Aberystwyth University’s rankings are compared against the HE institutions listed in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018


‌‌‌Campus Facilities
The University is spread over three Campuses; Penglais, Llanbadarn and Gogerddan. This section gives you more information about the facilities available on our Campuses.

‌Students' Union
The Union provides a fun and exciting hub for students outside of their academic studies – a great place to hang out, make friends and experience new opportunities. 

Clubs & Societies
With over 200 Clubs and Societies to choose from there are numerous opportunities to meet other students and fill your leisure time.

Music Centre 
If you're interested in playing, singing or simply listening, check out the Music Centre to see what’s on offer. There’s plenty going on – so don't miss out!

From the 3G pitch to the climbing wall and swimming pool, there’s something for everyone. Find out more about our sport and leisure facilities. 

Student Employment Opportunities
Some of our students choose to work part-time during their studies to earn some extra money and to gain valuable work experience. Find out more here.