Aberystwyth University; Student Life Presentation


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A presentation given about student life at Aberystwyth University. This presentation was delivered during departmental visiting days between February to April 2011.

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Aberystwyth University; Student Life Presentation

  1. 1. Student Life at Aberystwyth
  2. 2. About Me...- Jamie- Welshpool, Mid Wales- 3rd Year- Business IT
  3. 3. The University Experience...‘The best university in ‘Aberystwyth University is,the Country for student for the sixth consecutivesatisfaction’ – The year, leading on studentTimes Good University satisfaction’ - NationalGuide 2010 Student Survey 2010‘Aberystwyth Universityis the number one ‘Aberystwyth Universityuniversity for Student Computer ScienceSatisfaction in the department is joint 1st in UK for studentworld’ – The satisfaction’ - 2010International Student National Student SurveyBarometer 2010
  4. 4. Guild of StudentsRun by sabbatical officers elected by studentsResponsibly for overseeing:• Sports• Societies• Campaigns and Events• Counselling Centre• Bars and Entertainment
  5. 5. Societies and Sports Clubs Run by students, for students... Over 120 societies and sports clubs Join at any time Set up your own!
  6. 6. SocietiesBay Radio Exploding Fish Aber Poker Amnesty Curtain Call InternationalAber LAN
  7. 7. Sports ClubsRugby Leagues Clay Pigeon Shooting Karate Ultimate Frisbee Showdance Football Leagues
  8. 8. Sports FacilitiesWellness Centre Heated Pool Playing Fields Climbing Wall Astroturf Tennis Courts Squash Courts Running Pitch Weights Room Yoga Massage
  9. 9. Life’s a Beach... • Bodyboarding • Canoeing • Kite-surfing • Rowing • Sailing • Sub-Aqua • Surfing • Waterpolo • Windsurfing • Coasteering
  10. 10. Sports MembershipAccess to all sports clubs, facilities and Sports CentreClub Sporty; £37, or 10pa day!Gold Card;Unlimited access toPool - £61Gym - £124 Membership acts as insurance cover when taking part in any sports at Aberystwyth
  11. 11. Bars and Entertainment•Over 50 pubs•3 nightclubs•Award winning culturalarts centre•Live musicperformances•Film festivals
  12. 12. Students UnionTuesday; Comedy Works Wednesday; Reload Friday; Quid’s In Headphone Disco Foam Party Sunday; Movies
  13. 13. Aberystwyth Arts CentreRecognised as the ‘nationalflagship for the arts’ in Wales • Theatre Performances • 3D Cinema • Dance • Comedy • Live Music • Community Arts
  14. 14. Live on/off campus Accommodation with fellow students A range of halls with catered and en-suite optionsFree access to campus network Guaranteed 1st year Accommodation £800 residential bursary if you apply, with Rental cost covers Aberystwyth as your firm choice by 30th June ALL bills
  15. 15. Cwrt MawrSelf-Catered
  16. 16. Cwrt Mawr (Campus)Self Catered9-11 students per flat£85 per week (£64 w. Bursary)Trefloyne (Campus)Self Catered7 students per flat£85 per week (£64 w. Bursary)Rosser (Campus)Self Catered, En-Suite8 students per flat£97 per week (£76 w. Bursary)
  17. 17. Penbryn (Campus)Catered8-24 students per flat£103 per week (£82 w. Bursary)Pantycelyn (Campus)CateredOpen plan halls£103 per week (£82 w. Bursary)PJM (Student Village)Self Catered5-6 students per house£97 per week (£76 w. Bursary)
  18. 18. Brynderw (Town)Self Catered4-6 students per flat£74 per week (£53 w. Bursary)Alexandra Hall (Seafront)Self Catered, Option of En-Suite4-11 students per flat£85/£97 per week (£64/£76)Seafront Residences (Seafront)Self Catered4-8 students per flat£85 per week (£64 w. Bursary)
  19. 19. The alternative option....
  20. 20. Student Support Signpost JobLinkPeer mentoring to help with Part time work with hundreds of settling in, homesickness, local employers. CV and course stress application form help Residential Teams Money Doctor Residential tutors living in Help with setting budgets, and accommodation, providing managing your moneywelfare support, on call 24/7
  21. 21. Low Cost of LivingAberystwyth is in the lowest 25% of cost of UK Universities and in the lowest 10% of UK universities for debt Accommodation from £74 (£53 w. Bursary) per week, inclusive of bills All campus’s and majority of areas within walking distance, if not £40 a pass. Parking permits £40 a year. £1 parties in town and campus. Cultural and entertainment prices targeted to students Supermarkets to meet all budgets
  22. 22. Dining OutAward winning ‘Taste of Wales’ venues on campus... TaMed Da Cegin Pantycelyn The UndergroundFrom fast food, fine cuisine, budget meals, toGreek, Mediterranean, Italian, Spanish, Japanese,Thai, Indian, or Chinese.
  23. 23. Social Media Facebook: AberystwythGoogle: AberInsiders University Applicants 2011
  24. 24. Any Questions....