Information about residential study schools
The first residential study school introduces your course and the first core modules that you will study. As well as introductions to academic modules, we also hold study skill sessions to support you as you make the transition into studying at a higher level. We look at the kinds of assignments that are done in the Social Sciences, and hope that by the end of the week you will have a better idea of what will be expected of you.
We believe that residential study schools increase the chances of you successfully completing your course. Also, students have told us that they find them motivating and helpful in starting their studies.
Residential study schools allow you to:
- start your studies confidently and study more effectively
- meet with fellow students and especially your intake group
- meet staff including your program team, and your personal tutor/learning advisor who will support your studies when away from Aberystwyth
- learn more about the core modules from the staff who teach them
- learn about specialist services for distance learners provided by Aberystwyth University Information Services and the Hugh Owen library
- hands-on sessions about the systems that you will be using to study at a distance
- ask all those questions about your course (and get some answers!) in person
See what our students think about study school
If you have never visited this area of Wales before, you may like to look at these pages:
- Ceredigion Tourist Information
- Aber info - lots of info about Aber as well as links to accommodation and restaurants around the town
- International Students and Aberystwyth - a page maintained by the University
See the Travel for more information.