Frequently Asked Questions - Applicant Visiting Days

Our series of Applicant Visiting Days for undergraduate offer holders will be held on campus in March 2023. Personalised invitations will be issued inviting applicants to book your place.

If you have any queries about these events, please contact us via e-mail on enquiries@aber.ac.uk and our team will be happy to help.

Last updated 26/10/2022

Booking Your Place

Do I have to book in advance for the event?

Places are limited for our Applicant Visiting Days and attendees will need to book in advance. Secure your place using the link to the online booking form sent to you via email.

I’ve applied for a joint honours course, will I be able to visit both departments?

When noting your visiting preferences on our online booking form, if you have selected a joint honours course, there will be the opportunity to note if you wish to visit both departments during the day. If you indicate that you wish to do so, you will receive further information on both programmes in advance of your visit.

Please note, if you are a joint honours applicant, you are more than welcome to make an official visit to both departments on different Applicant Visiting Days. You can claim a contribution towards expenses for both visits, however, please be aware that you may find some aspects of the Applicant Visiting Day programme are duplicated.

I’ve applied for more than one course, can I visit more than once?

If you have applied for more than one course and wish to attend more than one Applicant Visiting Day, you are welcome to make an official visit on different dates. Alternatively, if you would like any assistance in planning your visit to campus we will be happy to help - contact us on enquiries@aber.ac.uk and one of our team will be in touch to discuss this further.

You can claim a contribution towards expenses for both visits, however, please be aware that you may find that some aspects of the Visiting Day programme may be duplicated.

How many visitors can accompany me on the day?

Up to three guests can accompany you on the Applicant Visiting Day.  

At the point of booking, you will note the number of guests included in your party; to amend this, please follow the link included in your booking confirmation email to update your record. 

Please note that some of the sessions our academic departments run may be limited to applicants only. These sessions will either be noted in advance in the programme, or advised on the day by staff in the department.  

Where additional guests are not attending particular sessions, they are welcome to explore the campus, call into our Visiting Day Information Point to talk with staff and Student Ambassadors, and discover more about our Accommodation.  Our cafes and outlets will also be open. 

How can I amend my existing booking?

To amend your existing booking, please follow the link included in your booking confirmation email to update your record.  Once you have entered your UCAS or Aberystwyth personal ID number and email address, you will need to follow the steps to amend your details and re-submit the form.

I can no longer attend the Applicant Visiting Day, how do I cancel my booking?

We appreciate that on occasions your plans may need to change. If you are unable to attend the event, please email enquiries@aber.ac.uk.

If you have any further queries, our Applicant Visiting Day team will be able to advise on alternative ways to discover more about Aberystwyth including future visiting opportunities.

Programme Information and Registration

What time do I need to arrive and where do I register?

Our Applicant Visiting Days broadly run between 09.00 – 16.00 during which you will have the opportunity to visit your academic department(s) and have time to explore the campus.

The specific schedule for the academic department(s) you are visiting will be sent to you in advance of the event to enable you to plan your time with us. We will also share further information about where and when you will need to register during your visit.

Will I receive a programme for the event in advance of my visit?

The programme will be included in the email you receive closer to the event. This will include useful advice to help you plan your visit. Please note that it will not be possible for you to book to attend any specific talks in advance of the Applicant Visiting Day. 

When you arrive on campus, our team of staff and student ambassadors will be on hand to welcome you and provide directions and advice. 

Will I be able to view University accommodation during the visit?

A range of our residences will be available for you to view on the day. Further information on the opening times of our show houses and flats will be included in the programme information you receive in advance of your visit.

Our accommodation website also contains lots of useful information including 360-degree tours of our residences, together with comparison information about the facilities and pricing; if you would be interested in taking a look before you visit us, this information can be found at: www.aber.ac.uk/accommodation

Supporting Your Visit

Contributing towards your Applicant Visiting Day Expenses

To make things a little easier, we will contribute towards your Applicant Visiting Day expenses when you visit.  Further information on the contribution rates and how to claim can be found in the pre-event information you are sent in advance of the Applicant Visiting Day.  

What support is available if a member of my party has a disability, mobility issue, or requires adjustments to be made for our visit?

If you have already notified us of additional requirements when completing the booking form, our Applicant Visiting Day team will be in touch to discuss your visit and identify any practical measures we can put in place to support you.

If you wish to update your booking record to advise us that a member of your party has a disability, mobility issue or requires any adjustments to be made to support your visit, please follow the link included in your booking confirmation email to add additional information.

Alternatively, please get in touch with our Applicant Visiting Day team who will be happy to help (enquiries@aber.ac.uk).

Will it be possible to speak with a member of the Student Support Services team?

Members of the Student Support Team will be on hand to answer your questions during the Applicant Visiting Day. Further information will be included in the Applicant Visiting Day Guide you will receive in advance of your visit.

Travel and Transport

I’m travelling by car, where can I park on campus?

As you arrive at the Penglais Campus, please follow the signs and guidance for free car parking.  If anyone in your party requires accessible parking (and you have not made a note of this when booking) please update your booking record so we can ensure appropriate arrangements are in place.  For advice on how to amend your existing booking please refer to ‘How do I Amend by Existing Booking’ above.

Useful information for visitors travelling by car can be found on our maps and travel webpages.

Are there any charging points for electric vehicles on campus?

In order to support the growing use of electric vehicles, Aberystwyth University has installed electric vehicle chargers at several sites across the University estate. All chargers are accompanied by detailed signage illustrating operation. View further information on electric vehicle charging.

I’m travelling by train to Aberystwyth, how do I get to campus?

We will be providing a free bus shuttle service to and from campus during the Applicant Visiting Day. 

When you arrive in Aberystwyth, keep an eye out for our Student Ambassador at the train station, they will be wearing a yellow top so they are easy to spot and will be able to show you to the bus.

Details of the free, shuttle service to return visitors to the train station will be included in the Applicant Visiting Day Guide you will receive in advance of your visit.

Useful information for visitors travelling to Aberystwyth by train can be found on our maps and travel webpages.

Free Applicant Visiting Day Bus Service: Town – Penglais Campus – School of Art

During the Applicant Visiting Day a free shuttle service is available between the town and Penglais campus (9.00 - 16.30). Please call into the welcome desk at the University’s Workstation next to Aberystwyth train station to request a bus. The service will set down and pick up from the main Penglais Campus bus stop where staff members will be based to assist with queries. 

A shuttle service is also provided between the main Penglais campus and the School of Art