Community & Social Links

Widening Participation

Widening ParticipationThe Centre for Widening Participation and Social Inclusion aims to widen access to groups of people who have traditionally been under-represented in Higher Education. Courses and programmes are offered, especially within 'Communities First' areas, to people of all ages. Activities include Campus Kids in Action for years 5 & 6, school science activites and basic science for adults and community groups, visits to campus and advice/guidance sessions. Projects include an annual International Women's Day celebration, Welsh medium residential courses and Science & Engineering Week Exhibition. If you reside with a 'Communities First' area or are interested in supporting our activities, please contact Debra Croft on ex 2681 or

Interested in volunteering?  Click the following VOLUNTEERING link. 


Brynamlwg Brynamlwg is a converted farmhouse located on the northern edge of Penglais Campus, about three minutes' walk from the Hugh Owen Building and the Arts Centre. Club membership costs £3.25 per month when deducted from pay or £39 per year by cheque, and gives access to a comfortable country-pub style bar, games room (with pool table, darts board, large screen television set, dominoes and chess set), a party room, meeting room, pleasant garden with garden furniture, play area for children, wireless internet access and convenient parking. Very affordable meals are available at lunchtime Monday to Saturday and early evening on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays – no pre-booking usually required. Catering is available for private functions, including Christmas functions and weddings. In addition, membership of Brynamlwg entitles AU staff to claim a significant discount on their AU Sports Centre membership. For full Brynamlwg details please visit the club web site.

Social Life

Social LifeThe University has a link to events which are taking place in and around the University on their Social Life webpages -