Region: Wales

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3FH

Contact: 01970 621960



Aberystwyth University is the perfect choice for educational visits, fieldwork study opportunities and recreational trips.

We offer a wide range of support services, ideal accommodation and catering options, and first class teaching facilities - all essential for a successful course. We can also help co-ordinate introductory lectures about Aberystwyth University, stocks of fieldwork equipment and excellent seminar, lecture and laboratory facilities.

With a range of campus sports and leisure facilities, and our award-winning Arts Centre, you can be sure your students will have a visit to remember.

Aberystwyth enjoys one of the most spectacular locations of any British University located right on the coast which means you are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches, outdoor sports and walking trails.

North and South beach located in Aberystwyth are within walking distance, and nearby Borth & Ynyslas beach with six miles of golden sands and environmentally protected sand dunes, are a short journey by bus or train.

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Our standard accommodation has a 3* Visit Wales Campus Accommodation Grading whilst our newest halls at Penglais Farm has a 5* Visit Wales Campus Accommodation Grading.

What group sizes do you cater for?
During the summer months (June to September) we can cater for residential groups from 1 – 500. During the academic year our availability is more limited however we can cater for groups of up to 50.

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?
Rooms are situated within flats of 7 – 10 bedrooms on a single occupancy basis. We can offer both en-suite and standard accommodation (with shared bathrooms) depending on budget.

We are an experienced accommodation provider for large educational groups and can provide help and advice on all aspects of your visit including rooming.

Further information can be found using the link below:

What is the cost of the accommodation?
Prices start from £18.50 per person per night for our standard accommodation and £23.50 for en-suite.

Visitors have the option to create bespoke packages for their visits and can add breakfast, a packed lunch, or evening meal depending on their requirements.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
The University has its own Risk Assessment for accommodation and catering provision and this is provided to all bookings before arrival. We also adhere to our own safeguarding policy which forms part of our Terms & Conditions on booking. We request that schools submit their own risk assessment and child protection policy before arrival with us.

Our accommodation undergoes regular H&S inspections, with weekly, monthly, and annual work scheduled into its programme.

Our catering team are experienced in dealing with all allergies and dietary requirements and again this forms part of the booking process.

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?
To enquire or make a booking please contact the University’s Conference Office on 01970 621960 or alternatively email

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
There is always qualified first aiders on site.

Please list facilities available.
There are several café’s and restaurants on site. The main dining area can seat over 200 guests with a secondary dining area that can seat a further 200. The University can provide bespoke catering packages from B&B to full board catering and we also offer the option of a packed lunch for visitors who are out for the day.

The University has a range of classrooms, lecture theatres, laboratories, computer rooms and social spaces that can be booked prior to arrival. We have a range of fieldwork equipment and can also offer talks and guidance from our academic staff.

In addition to this the University has first class sports facilities which can be utilised as part of any visit including a swimming pool, gym, sports hall, 4G pitch, climbing wall and more. We also have an award winning Arts Centre at the heart of our campus showing films, theatre productions, concerts and festivals.

What are your disabled facilities?
We have a limited number of DDA rooms, please enquire at the time of booking.

What are your opening days and hours?
The University is open 365 days of the year 24/7 however availability is limited during the academic term.

Please contact the University conference office to discuss your requirements. The office is open Monday to Friday 9am – 5.30pm.

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
‘Our stay has been magical’ Aston University Engineering Academy, 2017

‘As usual we were well looked after by the staff on site’ Newent Community School, 2017

‘Thank you for all your help and support that you have given in organizing this residential’ Foxford School, 2017

‘We are incredibly happy with everything and we will be making a booking for next year’ St Augustine’s Priory, 2017

‘Following our fieldwork visit, I must write to say how pleased I was with our stay. The booking was handled efficiently, the rooms were excellent, and the meals were very good. It all contributed to a very successful trip’ Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni, 2017

‘Thank you very much for organizing our visit to the University last week. Everything was perfect with no hassle at all’ Westwood College, 2017

‘Just wanted to say thank you for organizing our stay and being so accommodating. Everything ran smoothly and it made my job so much easier. The boys had a fantastic time (speaking very highly of the food)’ Merchant Taylor, 2017

Age of Children / Pupils: 14 – 16 years College University

Months Open: June July August September

Accommodation Type: Apartments Campus Hostels

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