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Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth| Mid Wales

Political Town Campus By the sea

Ucas code: A40

Aberystwyth University has a proud history dating back to 1872 when it was established by the people of Wales as the first Welsh University. Despite continuing expansion both of buildings and of student numbers, Aberystwyth has retained its traditional friendly intimacies, its vigorous student social life, and its high academic standards.
Source: Aberystwyth University website

What students say about this university

Dialog 982 comments (271 students)
    • The downside

      The library is not 24 hours like all other unis and there is a massive lack of housing for students

      2013, 1st year, Theatre Studies

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    • The downside

      The uni is on a huge hill, the uni could do better on creating transport for free from the bottom to the top to ensure students...

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      2013, 2nd year, Animal Health

      The downside

      The uni is on a huge hill, the uni could do better on creating transport for free from the bottom to the top to ensure students don't use it as an excuse to skip lectures

      2013, 2nd year, Animal Health

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    • The downside

      LGBT locations

      2013, 1st year, English Literature

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    • The downside

      Cheaper bus fares would be good

      2013, 1st year, Drawing

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    • The downside

      The actual Cwrt mawr block a accommodation

      2013, 1st year, Sport & Exercise Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Private housing assistance for second and third years.

      2013, 1st year, Research & Study Skills In Education Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Sporty

70%

MED

Varied union activities

57%

LOW

Political

60%

HIGH

Creative

60%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

57%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Student score 84% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

91%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

8,755

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

88%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

20%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

50%

of students are female

Young / Mature

13%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

14%

of students here are from outside the UK

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League table rankings

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Where it's located

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