Aberystwyth gives students the best all-round university experience in Wales and the eighth best in the UK according to the latest figures just released by the Times. Whilst the quality of courses and staff received good marks, the town itself scored particularly highly in the category 'good community atmosphere'.
The figures add to a survey of students last year which showed Aberystwyth was the top town in the whole of the UK for providing a sense of community and student safety. A University spokesperson said this was an achievement by the people of Aberystwyth. The findings are based on 36,000 student reviews from 56 universities.
In another development, the University is now recommending to new students that they don't bring their cars to the town. This has been much requested by the Town Council as a way of minimising unnecessary traffic in the town.