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About this university
Aberystwyth University is a public university in the town of the same name in Wales. It is one of the founding members of the University of Wales and was founded in 1872 as the University College Wakes, Aberystwyth. It changed its name in the mid 1990s and became a university in 2007. The department for International Politics is the oldest department for this subject in the world and was founded in 1919.
There is plenty of help and assistance for students travelling from outside the UK to study at Aberystwyth. There is information arranged by country on the website to help with the application process then there are also student exchange programs such as the Erasmus program that the university takes part in. The International Student Support is available once students are in Wales to help with a range of matters from immigration and visas, to living in the UK, finding accommodation and basic matters such as banking and health care issues. The students union is the heart of activities outside the classroom as well as providing help and guidance for students, organising the clubs and societies and also organising regular events. The union operates an Advice Centre to help support students in their daily life as well as represent them in the event of a problem. It also operates a coffee shop and eating place, a student shop and a number of places to get together with friends, relax and study together. There are a vast number of clubs and sports on offer so there is something for all tastes. There are sports clubs such as the archery club or the mountaineering club as well as traditional team sports including football and hockey. Even people interest in martial arts or cheerleading can find a club that suits them. Societies rang interests, faiths, cultures and other subjects from photography and student media groups to the African Caribbean Society and the art society. Students can also give something back to the larger community by getting involved with volunteering and charity work as well as developing new skills while doing this.
The main campus is situated on Penglais Hill, overlooking the town and Cardigan Bay beyond. It is home to 12 of the 17 departments as well as the halls of residence and the national library of Wales is close by. The oldest building, known as the Old College, is home to most of the admin buildings as well as the departments of Welsh and of Education. The secondary campus called Llandabarn is around one mile east and is home to the remaining departments such as the School of Management and the Department of Law and Criminology, as well as the branch of the Coleg Ceredigion, a further education collect separate to the university. It has a number of facilities including non-traditional teaching area, lecture rooms, social areas and academic support sections. Internationally, the university has an international campus in Mauritius. There are some 3500 student bedrooms on offer with the majority of these being on the Penglais Campus. These include Pantycelyn, a predominantly Welsh speaking hall, Cwrt Mawr featuring self-catered flats and Rosser with en-suite, self-catered flats. There is also the Pentre Jane Morgan student village, accommodating several hundred students in houses with 5-6 students to each. Finally, here are flats within the town itself that are owned by the university and available for students.
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