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“My account of Aberystwyth...”

published 24/01/2006

High ratings, good facilities, great scenery

The hill, hostility between English + Welsh

Where do I start? Back in late 2004 I had to pick 6 universities to choose from, and obviously Aberystwyth was one of them. Admittedly at the time, Aber was a University just to fill up the remaining spaces. I visited in February 2005, and was very impressed with what I saw. Getting There: 1)...

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“Excellent University”

published 23/09/2005

Great Location, Good Teaching, It's in Wales, Reas...

It is in the middle of nowhere

Background: First some background, I studied Business Studies at Aberystwyth University from 1995 - 1998. Therefore I can comment on the teaching within the Economics, Accountancy and Business courses as well as some German Language and History courses that I took. I am going to break this review...

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“It's Been A While.”

published 13/10/2002

Excellent quality of teaching and educational faci...

A tad too small and one or two unwelcoming locals

NO, thankfully not, as the title may suggest, a review of the some what dreadful band Stained I merely refer to the fact that it has been quite some time since I graced the shores of Ciao-land. And by quite some time I mean it was well over a year ago that I last thrilled you ‘all’ with one of my...

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Excellent

It's cheap, Friendly, good teaching/courses

can be hard for a city boy/girl to adjust

I am currently half way through my 2nd year at Aberystwyth (Aber), studying LLB Law, and am thoroughly enjoying it. However, when Aber was first suggested to me to put on my UCAS form I was hesitant. The last time I had been there was when I was about 5 on a weekend trip to Wales, and as I am a...

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Satisfactory

Everything on one campus, some quite attractive ha...

Half the student accommodation is 20 mins walk awa...

My opinion of Aberystwyth University is likely to be heavily clouded by my experiences there at the hands of one Greek female flat mate (a law student) and her mother. But I'll try to be as objective as I can. I've read some of the other negative opinions and can identify with many of the flaws...

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Super

Decent, friendly university in a unique town.

Far away! You'll hate having to leave at the end.

You wouldn't ever call Aberystwyth a world-leader as universities go. It's good academically and respected, but it's a whole different experience from the big city universities. What makes this a great place to study is the smaller size of the university and the friendliness of the people. While...

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“My home away from home”

published 19/06/2003

Near the beach, good facilities (mostly), make lot...

Some rooms don't have carpet, lack of washing mach...

I've just finished my first year here and I feel that I know enough about the university to give my overall opinion of it now. However, my knowledge is pretty much limited to the main campus as there is also Llambaran campus (otherwise fondly called "Cow Campus") a mile down the road (mainly for...

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Excellent

Everything

Nothing

I have just completed my first year at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth studying Geography (Bsc) as a single subject and have enjoyed it immensely. Originally I hadn't planned on going, but it turned out to be the perfect choice, as I settled in really quickly. Aberystwyth students make up...

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Excellent

Friendly, good enviroment, great nightlife, excell...

The big hill the uni is on, the bus service

Having just finished the first semester at Aberystwyth, and eagerly looking forward to the next, I feel it's a suitable time to give my views on the place as a newbie, and help others who are looking to go there make their decisions. First off, I must say, Aber wasn't my original choice - I...

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Excellent

“My new life starts here”

published 01/03/2001

I love the place

It's Welsh

I've just got back from Wales and I am so excited about going I could type for pages on the subject, it is absolutely perfect and I love the place, plus I don't have to pass any exams which means in August when everyone is stressed because they don't know where they will be living in September I...

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Good

“Aberyswyth!”

published 19/07/2007

fantastic place

trains can be a pain

I came to Aberystwyth straight out of 6th form in 2004. During the summer i had received confirmation of my place, i accepted my place in halls of residence where i was given a place in Trefloyne Halls. I had to then complete a form which would give them some ideas of who to place me with in my...

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Not for me

“When routine bites hard”

published 28/07/2000

Low grades necersary to gain entry

boredom

I have spent two hellish years at the University of Wales Aberystwyth, and I must say they have been the worst years of my life. The night life in the town are diabolical, everything closes at 1 am, and there is very little variety. If you are happy with a few cheesy dance clubs, then you might...

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Super

Close knit community and spectacular scenary

Small and isolated.

Set a long way from anywhere on the west coast of mid wales, the town exists around the university and the money of it's students. The university itself is very nice, combining a modern feeling atmosphere with the traditional surroundings and welsh countryside. The range and quality of courses is...

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Excellent

“The best 3 years of my life”

published 13/02/2001

Scenery, serenity, commumnity atmosphere

Distance from anywhere

3 years in Aberystwyth is the kind of experience you either love or hate. The scenery on the way to the town is amazing - even the 50th time, it's just a bit annoying if you're in a rush as by train or car it takes at least 2 hours to reach civilisation, a boat might be quicker. On the other hand...

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Not for me

Friendly Lecturing Staff, View/Scenery

Limited Night Life, Disgusting On Campus Accommoda...

I will quickly say that if you are purely interested in intellectual expansion, perhaps my title is a little harsh, for most courses, the lecturing etc isn't too bad. However, beyond that, I quickly found that, yes, a lot of Welsh people don't like the English lol, and after some provocation over...

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