Aberystwyth University
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Why choose Aberystwyth University?

Aberystwyth is the Safest Place in the UK to Be A Student
According to the Daily Mail's Complete University Guide 2013, Aberystwyth is the safest place in England and Wales, with a crime rate of just 0.47. This is supported by the findings of the International Student Barometer 2012 that rate Aberystwyth as the safest place in the world to be a student. The same survey also placed Aberystwyth 1st in the world for making friends and 2nd in the world for its reasonable living costs.

4th University in the UK for Teaching and Learning

As well as being the Top University in the country for both student satisfaction and student experience, Aberystwyth University has been voted one of the very best universities for teaching and learning in the UK.Two students enjoying one of Aberystwyth University's seminars

The fourth position published in the Times Higher Education’s Student Experience Survey is even more impressive, considering that more than 11,000 full-time undergraduates in 104 universities took part in the Opinion Panel survey.

5h Best Place in the World for Student Satisfaction

Aberystwyth University is among the top five places in the world for Student Satisfaction, according to a worldwide survey. The International Student Barometer survey is the IBS survey finds that Aberystwyth University is top for student satisfaction largest annual survey of students in the world and has gathered information from more than 600,000 students, in over 500 institutions on five continents since 2005. It found that in 2012, Aberystwyth University ranked 5th in the world on the essential attribute “good place to be”.

Source: Official website  https://www.aber.ac.uk

Facts about Aberystwyth University

  • Best bursaries in the UK. Aberystwyth University is the best university in the UK for its bursaries and scholarships, according to the YouthSight Higher Expectations Report 2013. The YouthSight Higher Expectations report surveys more than 12,000 students from over 150 universities across the UK. The survey results then rank the UK’s universities in ‘best-in-class’ order based on 81 performance-related questions.

  • Aberystwyth’s Tourism Management Degrees in the Top Six. The Tourism Management degrees at Aberystwyth have again fared well in the recently published Complete University Guide (13/14), coming sixth in the UK and first in Wales. Tourism Management degrees available at Aberystwyth University: Tourism Management, Tourism with French, Tourism with Spanish

  • World Leading Research. The outcomes of the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) showed that 85% of research at Aberystwyth University is of an international standard or better, with “World Leading” research found in 15 of the 16 subject areas.

Source: Official website  https://www.aber.ac.uk

Location - Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth is voted the best student town in the UK. Moreover, it was voted as top student town for community spirit and facilities according to the findings of a survey published on accommodationforstudents.com. 

The findings are based on over 36,000 student reviews from 56 university towns around the UK. Students were asked to rate (out of 10) their university locations across five criteria:

  • Going out (restaurants, pubs and clubs)
  • Shops (supermarkets, corner shops, book shops and video shops)
  • Transport links (buses, trams, train and underground)
  • Community (safety, student population and surroundings)
  • Facilities (gyms, libraries and parks)
  • Of the five categories, Aberystwyth has voted the top student town for community and facilities.


Career Prospects & Opportunities

Skills Development

The University has introduced a personal development planning tool - the Academic and Personal Progress Review (APPR) - to develop your awareness of the skills you will learn at university and elsewhere. Run by your department, the APPR will allow you to look back at your progress and also to set objectives for the future. Skill development is also recognised formally by the Credits Plus scheme which accredits participation in the Year in Employment Scheme, while there is the opportunity to gain the City & Guilds Professional Development Award when undertaking a GO Wales Placement.

Careers Information and Guidance

Centrally located on the main campus, the Careers Advisory Service has a well-stocked library and a range of information technology resources to help you with your career planning. Experienced Careers Advisers can assist you with:

  • Identify and articulate your strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand the requirements of employers
  • Produce effective job applications
  • Prepare for job interviews
  • Plan for further study

Career Development Programme


This programme aims to give you information relevant to your career planning and to develop your career management skills. Sessions are run in most departments and are usually embedded in an academic module. Topics include information about employers' requirements, skills analysis, action planning and much more.

The Careers Advisory Service has launched a comprehensive and innovative web service for students which enables you to:

  • Receive relevant information based on your specific career interests and needs
  • Book workshops, events and activities on-line
  • Create and store records of work activity useful for job hunting
  • Prepare for your future most effectively while you're at university

Source: Official website  https://www.aber.ac.uk

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Aberystwyth University

Penglais Campus



SY23 3FB

United Kingdom

01970 622021

01970 627410



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