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.

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

  • ‌‌‌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. 
  • Sports
    From the 3D 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.