Day-to-day Activities

Thursday 22 September

A-team LogoStudents' Union Events

Time

Event 

 

Key Collection (pre booked slots)
Key collection for students living in University accommodation with a confirmed move in slot booked for this date. Further information, including where to collect your key and Aber Card from, can be found here.

09:00 - 18:00

Big Welcome Zone
In addition to the online information and sources of help available, our Big Welcome information point is available for those students who specifically need in-person support or guidance over the main arrivals period. 

Great Hall, Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

11:00 - 16:00

Library tours for new and returning students.
A 30 minutes tour designed to welcome you to the library and introduce you to facilities and services. 

10:00 

14:00 

18:00

Airport Pick-Up

Our free airport pick-up service (coach transfer) for new international fee-paying students will leave Birmingham International Airport (BHX) three times a day and take you direct to your University accommodation in Aberystwyth. Make sure you book your place through link above.

19:00 - 21:00 

ResLife - Quiz Night 
Y Ffald, Fferm Penglais

 

Accessing Help and Advice
There's a wealth of advice and support you can access during your first few days in Aberystwyth to help you settle into university life.
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Friday 23 September

A-team LogoStudents' Union Events

Time

Event

 

Key Collection (pre booked slots)
Key collection for students living in University accommodation with a confirmed move in slot booked for this date. Further information, including where to collect your key and Aber Card from, can be found here.

09:00 - 18:00

Big Welcome Zone
In addition to the online information and sources of help available, our Big Welcome information point is available for those students who specifically need in-person support or guidance over the main arrivals period.  

Great Hall, Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

09:00 - 11:00 

International Students Welcome Breakfast

A morning welcome from staff and fellow students who are here to provide you with support and guidance as you settle into Student life here at Aber.  This is a good opportunity for those who have just arrived to ask questions on what steps you need to take now that you are finally in Aber.

Come and join us and your fellow students for a free breakfast that includes pastries and fresh fruit, tea and coffee.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Theatre Foyer

10:00-18:00

Students' Union Information Desk
Reception, Students’ Union, Penglais Campus

10:00 

14:00 

18:00

Airport Pick-Up

Our free airport pick-up service (coach transfer) for new international fee-paying students will leave Birmingham International Airport (BHX) three times a day and take you direct to your University accommodation in Aberystwyth. Make sure you book your place through link above.

11:00 - 16:00

Library tours for new and returning students.
A 30 minutes tour designed to welcome you to the library and introduce you to facilities and services. 

From 11:15

Food Shopping Trip

Join us for a trip to the local supermarket, so you can start stocking up on food and other essential items to help you settle into your new home.

11:15 - Arts Centre 

11:30 - University Main Reception

18:00 - 19:30 

ResLife - Speed Networking

Y Ffald, Fferm Penglais. 

19:30 - 22:00 

ResLife - Karaoke 

Y Ffald, Fferm Penglais.

 

Accessing Help and Advice
There's a wealth of advice and support you can access during your first few days in Aberystwyth to help you settle into university life.
Accessing Help and Advice

 

 

Saturday 24 September

 

A-team LogoStudents' Union Events

Time

Event 

 

Key Collection (pre booked slots)
Key collection for students living in University accommodation with a confirmed move in slot booked for this date. Further information, including where to collect your key and Aber Card from, can be found here.

09:00 - 18:00

Big Welcome Zone
In addition to the online information and sources of help available, our Big Welcome information point is available for those students who specifically need in-person support or guidance over the main arrivals period.  
Great Hall, Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

09:00 - 11:00 

International Students Welcome Breakfast

A morning welcome from staff and fellow students who are here to provide you with support and guidance as you settle into Student life here at Aber.  This is a good opportunity for those who have just arrived to ask questions on what steps you need to take now that you are finally in Aber.

Come and join us and your fellow students for a free breakfast that includes pastries and fresh fruit, tea and coffee.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Theatre Foyer

10:00-18:00

Students' Union Information Desk
Reception, Students’ Union, Penglais Campus

10:00 

14:00 

18:00

Airport Pick-Up

Our free airport pick-up service (coach transfer) for new international fee-paying students will leave Birmingham International Airport (BHX) three times a day and take you direct to your University accommodation in Aberystwyth. Make sure you book your place through link above.

11:00 - 16:00

Library tours for new and returning students.
A 30 minutes tour designed to welcome you to the library and introduce you to facilities and services. 

11:15 

Food Shopping Trip

Join us for a trip to the local supermarket, so you can start stocking up on food and other essential items to help you settle into your new home.

11:15 - Aberystwyth Arts Centre 

11:30 - University Main Reception

19:00 - 22:00

ResLife - Popcorn and Movie
Y Ffald, Fferm Penglais. 

 

Accessing Help and Advice
There's a wealth of advice and support you can access during your first few days in Aberystwyth to help you settle into university life.
Accessing Help and Advice

 

Reminder!
ApAber is an app for students at Aberystwyth University, to make it easier for you to plan your day. Further information on ApAber, including how to download it can be found here: ApAber

 

Sunday 25 September

A-team LogoStudents' Union Events

Time  

Event Information

 

Key Collection for late arrivals (pre booked slots)
Key collection for students living in University accommodation with a confirmed move in slot booked for this date. Further information, including where to collect your key and Aber Card from, can be found here.

10:00 - 16:00

Welcome Desk
Staff will be able to assist with general queries and support and signpost to further support.

Great Hall Foyer, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

10:00 - 18:00

Students' Union Information Desk
Reception, Students’ Union, Penglais Campus

11:00 - 16:00

Library tours for new and returning students.
A 30 minutes tour designed to welcome you to the library and introduce you to facilities and services. 

12:00 - 15:00

International Welcome Ceremony

Everyone is welcome at the Welcome Ceremony for international students. This is our chance to officially welcome you to Aberystwyth University. Come along with fellow students and meet new friends. We want to see as many international students as possible in order that we can welcome you to our community and get your student experience officially started.

Lunch and refreshments provided.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Great Hall.

12:00 - 20:00

Free draft soft drink with every food order from our new menu

Bar at the Students’ Union

13:00 - 18:00 

ResLife - Games Day 
Y Ffald, Fferm Penglais. 

14:00 - 16:00 

ResLife- Nature Walk
Meet at Y Sgubor, Fferm Penglais.

 

Come and buy £10 worth of groceries and get a free Starbucks worth £3.50

Siop at the Hwb, Fferm Penglais

 

Accessing Help and Advice
There's a wealth of advice and support you can access during your first few days in Aberystwyth to help you settle into university life.
Accessing Help and Advice Link

 

Monday 26 September

A-team LogoStudents' Union Events

Time

Event 

 

Reminder!
The pre-registration task for all new students closes today at 17:00. This task is available to new students via their student record on the web.

 

Departmental Orientation Activities 

Details of your academic orientation programme can be found online:

Your department will be in contact to advise you further on orientation activities.

 

For a list of all our Freshers’ programme of events visit the Students' Union Website.

 

Accessing Help and Advice
There's a wealth of advice and support you can access during your first few days in Aberystwyth to help you settle into university life.
Accessing Help and Advice

 

TîmAber Clubs and Societies Events
Visit the Students’ Union webpages for information on the programme of online activities hosted by TîmAber clubs and societies.

08:30 - 17:00

Welcome Desk
Staff will be able to assist with general queries and support and signpost to further support.
Great Hall Foyer, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

09:00 - 16:00

Freshers' Fair

Visit the Freshers Fair to discover more about the wide range of AberSU sports clubs and societies.
Chapel Green, Arts Centre

09:00 

Give it a Go! #HeloAber
Students' Union

09:30 - 11:30 

ResLife - Coffee Morning 
IBERBach, IBERS Building

11:00 - 16:00

Library tours for new and returning students.
A 30 minutes tour designed to welcome you to the library and introduce you to facilities and services. 

11:30 -
14:00 

ResLife- Aberystwyth University & Town Tour
Meet on Piazza, Penglais Campus.

13:00 - 14:00 

Graduate School 
Welcome and Induction for new Research Postgraduates
A6, Llandinam Building

17:30 - 20:00

ResLife - RA Drop In 
Y Sgubor, Fferm Penglais. 

 

Tuesday 27 September

A-team LogoStudents' Union Events

Time

Event 

 

Departmental Orientation Activities

Details of your academic orientation programme can be found online:

Your department will be in contact to advise you further on orientation activities.

09:00 - 16:00

Freshers' Fair

Visit the Freshers' Fair to discover more about the wide range of AberSU sports clubs and societies
Chapel Green, Arts Centre

10:00 - 12:00

ResLife - Arts & Crafts
PJM Yellow

11:00 - 16:00

Library tours for new and returning students.
A 30 minutes tour designed to welcome you to the library and introduce you to facilities and services. Please ensure you book beforehand.

10:00 - 12:00

Graduate School 
Welcome and Induction for new Taught Postgraduates
A12, Hugh Owen

17:30 - 20:00

ResLife - RA Drop In
Y Ffald, Fferm Penglais

18:00 - 20:00

AberSU Postgraduate meet & greet.
A cheese & wine evening to give students the opportunity to meet other like-minded postgraduate students.
Main Room, Students' Union.

19:00 - 22:00 

ResLife - Aber FC Home Match 
Meet at the Piazza, Penglais Campus

19:30 - 22:00

ResLife - Open Mic & Pizza
Y Ffald, Fferm Penglais

 

Accessing Help and Advice
There's a wealth of advice and support you can access during your first few days in Aberystwyth to help you settle into university life.
Accessing Help and Advice

 

 

Wednesday 28 September

 

A-team LogoStudents' Union Events

Time

Event

 

Remember to check your departmental orientation activities.

Departmental Orientation Activities

09:00 - 16:00            

Freshers' Fair

Visit the Freshers' Fair to discover more about the wide range of AberSU sports clubs and societies
Chapel Green, Aberystwyth Arts Centre

 

09:30 - 11:30 

ResLife - Coffee Morning 
Y SguborFach, Fferm Penglais

11:00 - 13:00 

Aber Global Café

A great chance to come and hear from some of our current international Aber students about their experiences of studying and living at Aber Uni. They will give you some top tips that will help you in planning your coming days and weeks and to help you settle at Aber.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Theatre Foyer

11:00 - 16:30

Library tours for new and returning students.
A 30 minutes tour designed to welcome you to the library and introduce you to facilities and services. 

11:30 - 14:00 

ResLife- Aberystwyth University & Town Tour
Meet on Piazza, Penglais Campus

12:30 - 15:00 

ResLife - RA Drop In
Hugh Owen Library

14:00 - 15:00

Working in the UK and how to protect your Student visa

This session is aimed at international students on a Student visa.  Come and find out how many hours you are allowed to work, what type of work you are allowed to do, and your rights as a worker in UK. Information will also be provided on how to apply for a National Insurance Number and how to access careers advice.

A6, Llandinam Building

15:30 - 18:30 

ResLife - Monthly Movie Club 
Arts Centre Cinema

 

Accessing Help and Advice
There's a wealth of advice and support you can access during your first few days in Aberystwyth to help you settle into university life.
Accessing Help and Advice

Thursday 29 September

A-team LogoStudents' Union Events

Time

Event 

 

Remember to check your departmental orientation activities:

Departmental Orientation Activities

11:00 - 15:00

ResLife - Scenic Walk
Meet at Y Sgubor, Fferm Penglais

11:00 - 14:00

Aberystwyth Town Tour

Come and join our brilliant team of staff and students who are looking forward to showing you around our brilliant town of Aber. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends, and for us to point out some of great things about studying and living by the Seaside!

11:00 - 16:30

Library tours for new and returning students.
A 30 minutes tour designed to welcome you to the library and introduce you to facilities and services. 

TBC

An Introduction to British and Welsh Culture

This is an informal session which is designed to help you settle into life here in beautiful Wales. Staff and current students will share with you some common traits in British thinking and behaviours and you can ask questions about British and Welsh Culture and what it’s like to live here – expect lots of discussion about the weather!

17:30 - 20:00

ResLife - RA Drop In 
Pantycelyn 

18:00 - 20:30 

ResLife - Speed Networking
Y Ffald, Fferm Penglais

 

Accessing Help and Advice
There's a wealth of advice and support you can access during your first few days in Aberystwyth to help you settle into university life.
Accessing Help and Advice

Friday 30 September

A-team LogoStudents' Union Events

Time

Event 

 

Remember to check your departmental orientation activities.
Departmental Orientation Activities 

09:30 - 11:30

ResLife - Coffee Morning 
TaMedBach, The Food Hall 

11:30 - 14:00 

ResLife - Aberystwyth University & Town Tour
Meet on the Piazza, Penglais Campus

11:00 - 16:30

Library tours for new and returning students.
A 30 minutes tour designed to welcome you to the library and introduce you to facilities and services. 

12:00 (Mid-day)

National Library of Wales tour

The National Library of Wales opened its’ doors in 1916 with a determined purpose to make Welsh culture and heritage accessible to all to learn, research and enjoy. The library occupies a stunning location with incredible views of the town and coast. You are welcome to come and join us for a visit to this incredible resource of publications and exhibitions.

Meeting point: University Main Reception

16:00 - 18:00 

Aber SU International Student Meet and Greet

It’s approaching the end of Welcome Week – a great chance then to head to Aber SU to meet with fellow students and the brilliant Students’ Union team. This is an informal get together and will be lots of fun.

Chapel Court, Penglais Campus

17:30 - 20:00 

ResLife - RA Drop In 
PJM Yellow

18:00 - 20:00 

ResLife - Speed Networking 
Y Ffald, Fferm Penglais.

                      

Accessing Help and Advice
There's a wealth of advice and support you can access during your first few days in Aberystwyth to help you settle into university life.
Accessing Help and Advice