Lifestyle Choice

Cycle Scheme

The University has introduced a cycle to work scheme that allows you to lease a bicycle through the University over a period of 12-18 months (maximum value of bicycle and safety equipment is £3,500). You then have the option to purchase the bicycle at the end of the hire period. For further details please view the Cycle Scheme website. For frequently asked questions please view Cyclescheme FAQs , or alternatively contact Jean Glennie on ex. 2032 or

Going My Way? (Car Sharing)

As Part of its environmental responsibility the University encourages its staff to make use of environmentally friendly initiatives such as car-sharing which has become increasingly popular in recent years. The 'Going My Way' car-sharing website gives information about finding someone with a car who could be going your way, or sharing the cost of transport.

Wellbeing Initiative

Aberystwyth University Sports Centre is delighted to offer a new partnership with Baker Street Natural Healing Centre that illustrates our continuing commitment to enriching your fitness experience. All Aberystwyth University Sports Centre Members are entitled to a 10% discount on all of the treatments listed on the Sports Centre website. In order to access the special offer please contact Diane on 01970 62 1500 or e-mail for further information.

Sports Centre

Aberystwyth University Sports Centre is dedicated to providing a wide range of services and facilities to enhance the fitness and well-being of its members.


The Sports Centre offers staff a discounted membership to access a huge range of activities.


A wide variety of classes are available and the timetable is designed to maximise the opportunity for staff to access classes throughout the day, and in particular at lunchtimes and after work.

Swimming Pool

Following a recent refurbishment the pool is normally available for general use throughout the day from 7.30am to 9.15pm, classes are also provided by the Centre’s fully trained staff.


Why not relax after a long day in a Nordic Saunarium?


The Wellness System, the UK's state-of-the-art fitness software package, has now been installed to upgrade and support the extremely popular Technogym equipped facility.

Use a Bike

Having recently obtained grant money from the Community Chest to purchase 2 Trek T10 cycles, staff are welcome to use the bikes to commute to meetings on campus, or cycle in their breaks.

Personal Training

Professional advice and a specific training program tailored for your individual attention is available from the Centre's personal Trainers and can help you to reach your fitness goal.

Environmental Sustainability

A new environmental sustainable website provides information and links to AU's activites. The site includes how you can play your part, links to departmental environmental research and initiatives within AU. There are also links to the Estates Department 'Wastewise' website, created in part as a communications campaign to save energy and water consuption. Waste and recycling procedures and further information are available on the House Services Waste and Recycing Website.

Flexible Working

AU has a range of policies to enable members of staff to enjoy a better balance between work and personal needs, e.g. Flexible Working Policy and a range of Leave policies such as Adoption, Maternity, Parental Leave and Special Leave.  

Risk Assessment for Expectant Mothers

Carers Needs Assessment

The CNA attempts to provide an assessment of carer needs with signposting of sources of help and support.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Our award winning Arts Centre is the largest and busiest arts centre in the whole of Wales. It offers a wide-ranging programme of events and activities including drama, classical music, dance, world music, film, literature readings, live bands, opera and comedy. For more information about what's on please visit the Arts Centre website.

Special offers for University staff include discounted tickets on early evening cinema screening during the week - the perfect way to unwind after a busy day! The current cinema progamme can be found on the 'What's On' webpage. Or learn a new skill - everything from drama classes and belly dancing to photography and pottery classes are on offer as part of the busy courses programme, with something to suit all ages and abilities.

Also, don't forget to visit the popluar cafés and bars, which are open seven days a week and are ideal for coffee and lunch breaks, or for meeting friends and family. The Bookshop, and Craft & Design Shop offer opportunites to buy both gifts and treats, and everything from the latest fiction to academic text books and research materical.