Integrated Foundation Year Students

Welcome to the 2023/24 academic year. We have created this page to help Integrated Foundation Year students navigate your first week with us at Aberystwyth University

This week is all about orientation and getting a feel for how things work, how to find your way around campus, getting your student accounts set up etc.

There are a number of in-person sessions over the week, and some online activities.

This list only covers the Integrated Foundation Year scheme – for students doing a foundation in:

  • Geography/Human Geography/Physical Geography/Environmental Science/Environmental Earth Science
  • Sociology
  • English and Creative Writing
  • Psychology
  • Television and Film Studies/Drama and Theatre Studies
  • History
  • Education
  • International Politics (&Military History)
  • Law and Criminology.

Students taking foundation schemes in other subjects should look at the Big Welcome pages for those departments (Biology, Computer Science, Business, Physics) where you will have your own induction programme.

In-person sessions will be in lecture theatres or outdoors. They are a great chance to meet staff and your fellow students. Any online sessions are run over MS Teams.

This schedule will be updated. We look forward to meeting you. Enjoy the Big Welcome and Orientation Week



Time / location


Activity type

(in person / online / compulsory)



25th September




10 – 11am

Llandinam A6

Integrated Foundation Year Degree Scheme Induction and Registration




In person (compulsory)




Welcome Talk and overview of optional modules for registration

2pm – 4pm

Edward Llwyd 0.26

Wellbeing with YouthBoost: Transitioning to Student Life

In person (compulsory)

YouthBoost Uk

Tuesday 26th September





Llandinam B23

Registration help session & student survey


In person compulsory

1pm – 2pm

Llandinam A6

‘What I wish I’d known this time last year’ – Q&A with peer guides




27th September




Foundation Year Personal Tutor meetings (with Sinead, Marc and Emma) – scheduled throughout the day (Personal tutors to email students)




Main Hall International Politics Building

Social – Get to know your year




28th September




10.30 – 14.30

Foundation Year Personal Tutor meetings (with Sinead, Marc and Emma) – scheduled throughout the day



Small group in-person (compulsory)

Your Personal Tutor will be your main point of contact throughout Foundation Year.

15.00 – 15.45

Llandinam L3

Mature Students Meet Up

Llandinam L-Floor 3pm

Cuppa and catch-up





Friday 29th September




11.00 – 12.00

Llandinam A6

Student Support Services – Advice and Money



In person

For all FY Students





Monday 2nd  October

First Week of Teaching