Student & Campus Life

4 undergraduate students working collaboratively in the Parry-Williams Building on Penglais Campus.

Aberystwyth University not only offers a fantastic learning environment but also an exceptional student life.

Aberystwyth has a lively social scene. Our Students’ Union runs more than 100 clubs and societies from canoeing and computer gaming to moot debates and musical theatre. Our Penglais campus is also home to Wales’s largest Arts Centre with a boutique cinema, theatre and live music venue as well as exhibitions, classes, cafes and a bar. 

A unique student experience

We are ranked 1st in England and Wales for Student Satisfaction (National Student Satisfaction Survey 2022). At Aberystwyth, we strive to offer an unrivalled student experience. Our Students’ Union is home to over 100 clubs and societies. Supporting our students is a high priority for us, and our dedicated team within Student Support offer the practical, emotional and financial advice support necessary to help you to succeed in your studies.

Learn more about our vibrant campus life. 

Global Opportunities 

Students on almost all degree programmes will have an opportunity to study or work abroad. Many of our courses include an integrated year studying abroad. Opportunities include a semester or an entire academic year studying in one of our partnered universities or undertaking your work experience placement relative to your degree. Our Global Opportunities team will help you to identify the best option for you. 

Find out more how you can study, work or volunteer abroad. 


Your career starts here 

Your time at university is a journey of discovery and exploration where you’ll learn more about yourself, future options and how these fits in with the changing world around you.  Part of this journey involves building knowledge, attributes, skills and experiences - what this means is taking full advantage of all aspects of what university life can offer you.  

Make the most of your time when you aren’t studying by enriching your experiences - volunteer for a worthy causetake up a part-time job as a Student Ambassador or apply for one our internship schemes.  

Learn more about our Careers Services