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Life in Aberystwyth. A student’s tale. Few questions that will be addressed. Where? How to get there? What accommodation? What to do? Sports Societies Nightlife Dining Shopping. Where in the world is Aberwhatsits ?!. Aberystwyth is approximately 4,000 miles from West Lafayette, IN.

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Life in Aberystwyth

A student’s tale


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Few questions that will be addressed

  • Where?

  • How to get there?

  • What accommodation?

  • What to do?

    • Sports

    • Societies

    • Nightlife

    • Dining

    • Shopping


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Where in the world is Aberwhatsits?!

  • Aberystwyth is approximately 4,000 miles from West Lafayette, IN.

  • Aberystwyth is on the West Wales coast.

  • Irish Sea one side and rolling Welsh hills the other.


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How to get there?

  • Fly to London Heathrow.

  • From London:

    • Train

    • Bus


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Train

  • To get from London Heathrow:

    • Take Heathrow express to London Paddington Station

    • Take tube (subway) Hammersmith and city line towards Baker Street.

    • Get off at Euston Station

  • Go to http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ to plan your journey and buy tickets in advance.

  • Easiest route:

    • London Euston Station to Birmingham New Street Station

      • CHANGE TRAINS

    • Birmingham New Street Station to Aberystwyth Station.

  • Takes best part of 5 hours

  • Station is in town.

    • Pick up either by Study abroad staff

      • OR

    • Taxi up to campus (approx cost £5).


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Bus

  • National Express

    • Get the Heathrow Hotel Hoppa service to Heathrow’s central Bus station.

    • Board bus heading to Birmingham.

      • CHANGE BUSES

    • Board bus heading to Aberystwyth.

  • Takes best part of 8 hours.

  • Drops you off on campus.

  • Cheaper than train.

  • Go to http://www.nationalexpress.com/ for times and booking.


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Accommodation

  • Stay on campus

  • Can you cook?

    • Self-catering is the best option

  • 4 SC blocks on campus.

    • Cwrt Mawr

    • Rosser

    • Trefloyne

    • Pentre Jane Morgan


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Accommodation cont.

  • All very similar in content:

  • Shared kitchen

    • Fridge

    • Cooker

    • Microwave

  • Single rooms

    • Bed

    • Desk

    • Cupboards

    • NOTE: NOT WIRELESS ENABLED!

  • Bathrooms

    • Typically separate toilet

    • Shower

    • Bath also in PJM

    • Rosser is en-suit

  • Look at http://www.aber.ac.uk/residential/en/ for more information and catered and town options


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What to do? – The Fun Stuff!!

  • Sports!!

    • Great location.

    • Various sports from American Football to Trampolining to Ultimate Frizbee.

    • Highly socialised.

    • Do as much or as little as you like.

    • http://www.aberguild.co.uk/default.asp?ContentID=309 for full list of clubs.

    • Gym also on campus.


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The Fun Stuff!! Cont.

  • Societies

    • Wide range – political, subject, volunteering, student media, minorities...you name it we probably have it.

    • Join as many or as few as you like.

    • Highly social...esp St. Johns Ambulance!!

    • http://www.aberguild.co.uk/default.asp?ContentID=317 for full list of societies

  • For BOTH sports clubs and societies look out for Fresher's fair (in September) or re-fresher’s (Beginning of semester 2)


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The Fun Stuff!! Cont.

  • Nightlife!!

    • 52 bars/clubs.

      • More bars per square mile than ANYWHERE in the UK.

    • Ranges from the union to big chains to your local student dives.

    • Always something going on.

      • Look at Guild’s website for ents listings.

      • http://www.aberguild.co.uk/ents/

  • Movies.

    • One screen cinema in town.

    • Couple of screens in the Arts Centre on campus.


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The Fun Stuff!! Cont.

  • Dinning.

    • Wide range.

      • McDonalds

      • Pub food

      • Take away

      • Restaurants

        • Chinese

        • Indian

        • Italian

        • Spannish

        • British

  • Shopping.

    • No Malls

    • Typical British High Street.

      • Clothes

      • Books

      • Music

      • Touristy shops


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Useful Websites

  • http://www.aber.ac.uk/en Aberystwyth University Homepage.

  • http://www.aberystwyth-online.co.uk Info on Aberystwyth town.

  • http://www.tourism.ceredigion.gov.uk/saesneg/aberystwyth.htm Tourism website about Aberystwyth

  • Facebook Group - Aberystwyth University's Official Freshers Group (do a search and you will find it; has some good links)


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