Fantastic! I risked a lot to start the program and so far I have learned a lot and everyone has been supportive. Although I would have had liked to have access to more up-to-date equipment I still feel I will gain a lot from the program to take into my professional life and beyond.
Plenty of workshops and there is even a prize for a business idea but i have yet to engage with either.
I only need to take a few modules. I like that they are relevant to my course or professionalism e.g. writing, science communication. The thing I least about them is having to complete them! Also, I like that I have had the option to complete a module entirely online,
No idea. As far as I am aware, I don't know of any religious/prayer facilities.
I guess they are okay. Lab equipment is a bit old but i think they are building a new innovation campus that will change that,
There are no local shops or public transport but the local town with everything you need is a 15 mins drive away.
No idea but the student deal for the uni gym looks affordable.
My supervisors are amazing and the admin staff have been very helpful when sorting student finance issues.
Overall my university experience has been fantastic. I'm glad I chose Aberystwyth I've made lifelong friends with people from all over the world. I've tried new sports, joined random societies and really thrown myself into the experience. I've conducted empirical research as part of my undergrad and am now taking on a whole new subject that is super interesting. Aberystwyth is one of the best universities in the country and I'd recommend to anyone that they should go there.
There are lots of talks available, one-to-one sessions, CV clinics, a lifelong careers service. I can't speak for work placements as I've never done one but I have some friends who have done so I assume the effort is there.
What I like the most is that there is a variety of modules to choose from so you should definitely be able to find something of interest. What I like least is that the core module was just a theory module.
The SU overall is pretty good, it represents the students mostly well but occasionally you can be let down but it's normally down to extraneous circumstances. The facilities are great.
Overall they're pretty good. The sports facilities could be improved as they're quite dated but being a small university town there is not much space for expansion and renovation would mean losing an already limited sports facility access.
Yes its perfect. No where is far away in Aberystwyth except unless you want to go beyond Aberystwyth in which case everything is far away.
Excellent. There are a massive range of clubs and socieities. You name it Aber uni has it.
Academically there is amazing support (with room for improvement of course). I've never used it but counselling I've heard could be massively improved.
Coming to Aberystwyth University was the best decision of my life. I met my long-term girlfriend here, made amazing friends, started a society I really believed in, lived in an amazing place, and have been on a course that really supports me and caters to my needs whilst making studying interesting. Just come here, you won't regret it.
There's a careers department which can help you to think about work, jobs and work on your CV. There's also a lot of opportunities throughout the year to attend events, like the volunteering fair and a careers fair.
The English and Creative writing department are so caring and lovely. The whole department is like a family, and there are so many amazing lecturers here. They prioritise you, your health and mental health above your grades which is amazing and they often offer extra support when you feel you need it. There's also a really interesting choice of modules, like Writing Selves, Adventures in Poetry, Queer Fiction, and Fantasy and Sci-Fi.
Great, they refurbished the library recently and it's a really nice space to work in.
I love Aber Uni as everything you need is on campus or located within a 15 minute walk away. I love nature, and living in PJM I was a five minute walk away from the woods, a 20 minute walk away from the beach, and near other hiking spots. There's a CK's which is a grocery shop that has a post office just ten mins away from accommodation, and also lots of nice cafes and shops on campus. Down the hill there is a big Tesco where I do most of my grocery shopping, but there's also lots of nice local shops which have Eco-friendly alternatives, and some great charity shops too.
There's a society for everyone, and if there isn't, then you can start one. I got involved in the English and Creative Writing society in first year, along with Nordic society and Rocsoc (Rock music) and found all of them great and welcoming. In third year I focused my energy on starting my own society, all to do with the environment and the climate crisis and living more sustainably, and this has been an amazing experience for me, and I've met so many lovely people through it.
Support is amazing, I get DSA through student support and I see a Mentor weekly who guides me with my studies and helps with my mental health. My personal tutor also supports me a lot, and the head of year helps me to get deadline extensions when my mental health has gotten bad or in the way. I know it's not like this for everybody in every department, but I've had a really good experience.
Great. Has it’s ups and down with the course which I think is the same for every uni and course anywhere esp for such a broad subject. But the uni is great, safe and has furthered my work way beyond what I thought I could achieve at A level
With a lifelong careers service for alumni, volunteering opportunities and advice
Very much like course work & practical sessions. However some lectures are on for 2-3 hours with a 5 minute break, when it’s been shown that concentration takes a huge hit after 25 minutes but can be fixed with short 5 minute break intervals. I understand that the length is needed to cover all the content, but longer sessions do make it difficult to concentrate fully
Very good, although the uni gym could be bigger
Yes very close, all within a 15 minute walk
All very good, would be ideal if some societies weren’t oriented so much on drink but still met up every week
Very good, tutors are very helpful
Overall I enjoy my course, very interesting and love the traditional approach on fantastic art. I would like more opportunities in terms of going abroad and internships.
I get regular emails about competitions, however I would like more information on abroad and internship opportunities.
I believe more one to one sessions should be put in place
It is a little walk to my art school (Hugh Davies Building) however it is a lovely one when there is sun shining and a view of the ocean.
I believe more money should be put towards sporting societies and the buildings and facilities.
I don’t have tutor sessions. However I have heard the support is good at the union.
So far it’s been pretty great. All my assignments have been done on time, good marks and I feel like the feedback has been really constructive and formative. Moving away from home has been intense but good, I feel a lot more prepared for proper adult life now.
Workshops and they bring in speakers.
Seminars are great for discussion, but workshops are daunting because other people read your work in front of you and critique you on the spot.
It’s alright, the leadership team are great and enthusiastic but the rest of the student volunteers are lacklustre.
Yeah, the town is an easy 20 minute walk away if even.
Great variety, quality probably a little lower but not bad.
Pretty good, personal tutor is very helpful.
I've really enjoyed it, all the people have been nice and the lecturers are lovely. There's a decent night life but not too busy, and plenty of other things to do if going out isn't your thing.
There a frequent careers workshops but I have never attended them so cannot comment
It feels as though we move through topics too quickly at times. I find workshops more helpful than lectures.
Facilities are quite expensive (food etc). Cant comment on representation.
Free gym and swimming pool. Other facilities such as main library are good and have plenty of space to work.
Distance to food shops is good if you have a car, but is a nightmare to walk due to Penglais Hill. Everything in town is about 1 mile away from campus
There is a good variety of societies who have weekly socials or other activities.
Haven't yet had a meeting with my academic tutor. Have heard through 3rd parties that student support are very good.
I've loved every second. I feel that I have always had amazing accommodation and great flat mates for a good social life. My course has been extremely interesting and I feel that I have been supported well by my lecturers. The night life here is also amazing and the town has everything I need at good prices and that includes shopping. Couldn't have asked for a university better to suit my personality and learning needs
Careers drop ins are on every week as well as getting top ups throughout the year on where we should be at, what's good to put on a CV etc. Emails are sent round all the time showing what volunteering and career opportunities are in the uni, loads of opportunities to take part in workshops and apply for small jobs
Love the different options that are available in terms of modules. All the lecturers are really helpful and understanding. Loads of help with my dissertation which is great because I stress easily. The thing I like least is when they bring in people to mark coursework externally, I feel that they don't understand my work as well in comparison to when I have someone on the module mark my work
Good atmosphere when my friends go there for lunch or for drinks, wish there was a few more fresher week type activities that go on. Good system to report issues and get information and help
Couldn't ask for much more, plenty of room in the library for group study and individual study and a good book system. Gym on site with loads of classes and machines. Different areas to choose from to sit and grab lunch in between lectures
Yes, it's easy to get into town to do a big shop and also not far from a corner shop for any quick supplies I might need
Loads of societies and sports, I'm not part of a society personally but there are loads to choose from which I would be interested in joining that covers all my interests
I feel I have been supported greatly in both areas, I feel that I can talk to my tutors about situations and they do everything they can to help. The counsellor is lovely although I didn't find them much help when I went for my situation as I think it was a bit more intense but I was given a lot of coping strategies for day to day anxiety
Im really happy with my university. There are some things that could be better. But overall i dont regret my decision to study here. My degree will give me many opportunities that i wouldn't be able to get somewhere else.
We get many opportunities to attend additional courses and meetings with careers advisors.
The best thing on my course is that we have many personal tutorials on which we can talk about our work and progress and also that we can choose how we work. My least favourite thing about my course is that we should have more practical classes.
Our student' union is always helpfull. Every time i had a problem they were ready to help me with it.
My university facilities are mostly well equipped but only the ones that are in the main campus. For example SoA which is in town could use some renovation and additional equipment.
Where I live everything is within the walking distance but university is quite far away from the town centre. But as we have public transport it is not that bad.
My university has incredibly high amount of different societies and sport events in which students can participate. Everyone can find something for them.
The support offered by the university is on a good level. All of the staff is compassionate and helpful. When i had any difficulty they were always happy to help me with it.
Rough. But hopefully worth it. The university try their best, though the accomodation is dissapointing, making general living hard. The lecturers are sweet and it feels like a family. It is easy to catch up on missed work and focus.
Hard focus on transferrable skills. Very good.
Most: The approachability of the lecturers and ability to take in information because it is clearly written out and easily structured. Least: not everything you learn is relevant to assessments, nor transferrable. Some things are more like oractislces for future assignments, which is difficult to commit to. Least
Great. Not seen enough about them to say too much either way
Very. Mental health is involved and helpful, the study help and seminar sessions are all very useful for furthering knowledge. The library is great.
No. The hill is a nightmare. Seafront would be better but you dont always get a room looking over the sea.
Loads. But I coyldn't get involved in many of them as the atmospheres are very clicque and exclusionary and some of the people are heavily uncomfortable.
Not got a single complaint.