We are Aberystwyth University, but you can call us Aber.
The University has a proud history rooted in and supported by the community. We are a research-led university committed to providing an excellent educational experience for our students. We are small enough to know our students as individuals and big enough to have an international reputation. We pride ourselves on being a vibrant academic community and we are privileged to live in a stunning natural environment as well as a historic seaside market town.
About the Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Team
Information for school and college colleagues
Our Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Team provide higher education advice and guidance.
Members of our team can visit your school or college (face to face or remotely) free of charge to talk about all aspects of applying to higher education. The team travel extensively throughout the UK and are available throughout the year to support students, advisors and parents.
Whether you want us to come to you or you’d prefer to see our facilities for yourself, our team are here to provide you with helpful information about progressing to higher education.
In order to widen access and increase participation from all social classes and geographic areas, the University:
- Offers activities and opportunities through hosting a number of annual events such as British Science Week, Robotics Week, Salters Chemistry Festival, Nuffield Challenge, Mid-Wales Maths Challenge and the Ceredigion Careers Festival.
- Provides STEM outreach provision both to the wider community and to schools and colleges in the Mid-Wales area from primary year 5 and upwards.
- Offers a programme of non-award bearing activities for our local area, where rural deprivation and poverty of access denies opportunity to those of post-statutory schooling age. This can develop individual skills and confidence and raise awareness of provision for adults / mature students.
- Liaises closely with schools and colleges in which a low proportion of pupils progress to HE, to raise pupil confidence and aspirations including Taste of University Life visits to campus, Student Insight Series, Making it from Application to Arrival activities, Before, During and Beyond, and support for the Welsh Baccalaureate Individual project.
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