Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

About the institution

Imagine a university in a "Great Town", a university that offers students a stunning learning environment next door to one of the world's great libraries, a research-led institution that has some of the best student accommodation and one of the best packages of awards, bursaries and scholarships (worth up to £15,000) in the UK, all within a UNESCO designated BioSphere.

Imagine Aberystwyth.

Established in 1872, Aberystwyth is Wales's first university. Today it is a vibrant, cosmopolitan community of more than 11,000 students representing over 90 nationalities from all corners of the world.

As a top 50 research intensive university (according to the Times Higher Education), teaching here is informed by research. Our students learn from academic staff working at the cutting edge of research, equipping them with the latest skills and knowledge. And the research is excellent: 95% of the work submitted for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework was judged to be of an internationally recognised standard or higher.

We're investing more than ever in new facilities, over £100m. The new £45m student residences on Fferm Penglais offer some of the best student accommodation available in any university in the UK, and a major £8.1m upgrade in learning and teaching facilities will be completed in time for the new academic year, providing the latest multimedia technology in seminar rooms and lecture theatres.

But there is more to student life than just study, and Aberystwyth, officially crowned a "Great Town" at the prestigious Academy of Urbanism 2015 Awards, has so much more to offer. There are cafes, bars and restaurants, bookshops and bike shops, clubs and societies, and one of Wales' premier arts centres, the award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre which stages performances by major national and international touring companies.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
11,170
Male UG students: 
50%
Female UG students: 
50%
Full-time students: 
82%
Under 21 on entry: 
75%
International: 
12%
Undergraduate: 
86%
Student-staff ratio: 
17.9
Average UCAS tariff: 
312.2

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 13%
2.1: 52%
2.2: 29%
Pass: 6%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

86%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
36%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
16,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment
UCAS code: 
A40
Aberystwyth University Penglais Campus Penglais Ceredigion Aberystwyth
Postcode: 
SY23 3DD
Telephone number: 
01970 623111

Guardian university guide rank

108

out of 119

Times university guide rank

56

out of 128


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