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Croeso i Brifysgol Aberystwyth
Welcome to Aberystwyth University
Yr Athro / Professor April McMahon
Is-Ganghellor | Vice-Chancellor
About us
Established in 1872, we are the
oldest university in Wales;
 Traditional, research based
University with a long history of
Excellence in Teaching and Research;
 12,000 students from across the UK,
Europe and the rest of the World;
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Home to the National Library of
Wales, one of Britain’s great
copyright libraries.
Where are we?
Bangor University
Glyndŵr University
Aberystwyth University
Swansea Metropolitan University
of Wales Trinity St David
Open University
University of Glamorgan
University of Wales Newport
Swansea University
Cardiff University
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Four Campuses
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Penglais
Llanbadarn
Gogerddan
Old College
Why Aberystwyth?
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Student Satisfaction – 3rd in the world in 2012
iGrad international student barometer for
student satisfaction, top for ‘best place to be’;
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Accommodation – guaranteed
accommodation for many beginning students;
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Bursaries & Scholarships – a generous
number of awards in a range of categories;
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Campus University – compact, convenient,
minimal daily commuting costs;
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Safe & Secure - low crime area, with
insurance costs that are substantially less than
those in urban areas;
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Excellence in Teaching - over 70% of students
taught in departments graded ‘excellent’ by
official assessments of teaching quality.
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Commitment - one of highest completion rates of
any UK University;
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Research - distinguished record of cutting-edge
research of international significance;
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Bilingualism - at the heart of everything we do, a
great foundation for our multicultural society;
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Our Environment - one of the most spectacular
locations of any university – our landscape is,
quite literally, our laboratory.
17 Academic Departments
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Art & Art History
Biological, Environmental
and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Computer Science
Education & Lifelong
Learning
English & Creative Writing
European Languages
Geography and Earth
Sciences
History & Welsh History
Information Studies
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International Politics
Law & Criminology
Psychology
Management & Business
Mathematics & Physical
Sciences
Sports & Exercise Science
Theatre, Film & Television
Studies
Welsh
How does the University work?
 The Governing Body is the Council, chaired by
the President / Chancellor;
 Managed by the University Executive Group,
led by the Vice-Chancellor;
 Key committees include Senate and Finance
and Strategy Committee;
 Currently 3 Faculties, moving over the next
year to a new model of departments within
Institutes.
Executive team
Prof April McMahon
Vice-Chancellor
Rebecca Davies
Pro Vice-Chancellor
(Students and Staff
Services)
Dr Catrin Hughes
Registrar and Secretary
Prof Martin Jones
Pro Vice-Chancellor
(Research, enterprise
and engagement)
Prof John Grattan
Pro Vice-Chancellor
(Student experience
and international)
Susan Chambers
Director of HR
Prof Aled Jones
Pro Vice-Chancellor
(Welsh language
and culture)
Lucy Hodson
Director of Planning
Peter Curran
Director of Finance
To contact the Executive
Contacting the Vice-Chancellor’s Office:
Call over:
First floor, Visualisation Centre,
Penglais Campus
E-mail:
vice-chancellor@aber.ac.uk or
diary@aber.ac.uk
Phone:
01970 62 2002
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Nid byd, byd heb wybodaeth
A world without knowledge is no
world at all
Our Values
Our People
 Aber Students – the heart of our campus
 Aber Staff – the basis of our excellence
 Aber Community – collaborating in success
Our aims, Strategic Plan 2012-17
 Creating opportunities;
 Research with excellence
that makes an impact;
 Teaching that inspires;
 Engaging the world;
 Working in partnership;
 Investing in the future.
Ambitious targets – by 2017 we will…
… and more!
Your contribution
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Be an active member of our community;
Share your experience and knowledge;
Contribute to our consultations;
Participate in Staff Development Performance
Reviews;
 Celebrate your successes; inform our
Communications Team: communications@aber.ac.uk
 Keep in touch: vice-chancellor@aber.ac.uk
Gweithio gyda’n gilydd
Working together
Sue Chambers
Cyfarwyddwr AD / Director of HR
Human Resources
 Team based at the Science Park
 Heather Hinkin, Deputy Director
of HR
 4 management teams
 HR Website
www.aber.ac.uk/en/hr
 HR Policies and Procedures
 Centre for the Development of Staff and Academic practice (CDSAP)
 Equality and Diversity – Olymbia Petrou
Leri
Liz Merriman
 Sandra Arnold
 Val Watson
 Rhodri Gravell
 Jo Foley
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IMAPS
Computer Science
Welsh
SELL
Academic Office
Planning Office
Health Safety and Environment
VC’s office
Welsh Language
CWP
Design and Print
Admissions
Marketing
Finance
Dyfi
Rebecca Kularatne
 Kim Dyer
 Susie Smith
 Lucy Stonebridge
 Eleri Davies
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Law and Criminology
DIS
SMB
IBERS
IGES
Interpol
History and Welsh History
Communications
DARO
International
Information Services
Ystwyth
Lesley Spees
 Nia Jones
 Hannah Jones
 Annamarie Arden
 Shereena Lewis
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English and Creative Writing
TFTS
Art
European Languages
RHS
Sports Centre
Estates
Arts Centre
Brynamlwg
Rheidol
Sam Morrison
 Stephen Johns
 Lauren Harvey
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Institute of Human Sciences
CCS
Research Office
Student Support
Childcare Services
Human Resources
Developments in 2012/13
 Staff Development and Performance review
process;
 E recruiter;
 HR/Payroll process;
 Employee Assistance programme.
Diolch
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