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1 Croeso i Brifysgol Aberystwyth Welcome to Aberystwyth University Yr Athro / Professor April McMahon Is-Ganghellor | Vice-Chancellor

2  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;  Home to the National Library of Wales, one of Britain’s great copyright libraries. About us

3 Where are we? Aberystwyth University Cardiff Metropolitan University Glyndŵr University Swansea Metropolitan University of Wales Trinity St David Bangor University Swansea University University of Wales Newport Cardiff University University of Glamorgan Open University

4 Four Campuses  Penglais  Llanbadarn  Gogerddan  Old College

5  Student Satisfaction – 3 rd in the world in 2012 iGrad international student barometer for student satisfaction, top for ‘best place to be’;  Accommodation – guaranteed accommodation for many beginning students;  Bursaries & Scholarships – a generous number of awards in a range of categories;  Campus University – compact, convenient, minimal daily commuting costs;  Safe & Secure - low crime area, with insurance costs that are substantially less than those in urban areas; Why Aberystwyth?

6  Excellence in Teaching - over 70% of students taught in departments graded ‘excellent’ by official assessments of teaching quality.  Commitment - one of highest completion rates of any UK University;  Research - distinguished record of cutting-edge research of international significance;  Bilingualism - at the heart of everything we do, a great foundation for our multicultural society;  Our Environment - one of the most spectacular locations of any university – our landscape is, quite literally, our laboratory.

7  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  International Politics  Law & Criminology  Psychology  Management & Business  Mathematics & Physical Sciences  Sports & Exercise Science  Theatre, Film & Television Studies  Welsh 17 Academic Departments

8  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. How does the University work?

9 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 Aled Jones Pro Vice-Chancellor (Welsh language and culture) Prof John Grattan Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student experience and international) Susan Chambers Director of HR Peter Curran Director of Finance Lucy Hodson Director of Planning

10 Contacting the Vice-Chancellor’s Office: Call over: First floor, Visualisation Centre, Penglais Campus or Phone: To contact the Executive

11 . Nid byd, byd heb wybodaeth A world without knowledge is no world at all Nid byd, byd heb wybodaeth A world without knowledge is no world at all

12 Our Values

13  Aber Students – the heart of our campus  Aber Staff – the basis of our excellence  Aber Community – collaborating in success Our People

14  Creating opportunities;  Research with excellence that makes an impact;  Teaching that inspires;  Engaging the world;  Working in partnership;  Investing in the future. Our aims, Strategic Plan

15 Ambitious targets – by 2017 we will… … and more!

16  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:  Keep in touch: Your contribution

17 Gweithio gyda’n gilydd Working together Sue Chambers Cyfarwyddwr AD / Director of HR

18  Team based at the Science Park  Heather Hinkin, Deputy Director of HR  4 management teams  HR Website  HR Policies and Procedures Human Resources  Centre for the Development of Staff and Academic practice (CDSAP)  Equality and Diversity – Olymbia Petrou

19 Liz Merriman  Sandra Arnold  Val Watson  Rhodri Gravell  Jo Foley Leri  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

20 Rebecca Kularatne  Kim Dyer  Susie Smith  Lucy Stonebridge  Eleri Davies Dyfi  Law and Criminology  DIS  SMB  IBERS  IGES  Interpol  History and Welsh History  Communications  DARO  International  Information Services

21 Lesley Spees  Nia Jones  Hannah Jones  Annamarie Arden  Shereena Lewis Ystwyth  English and Creative Writing  TFTS  Art  European Languages  RHS  Sports Centre  Estates  Arts Centre  Brynamlwg

22 Sam Morrison  Stephen Johns  Lauren Harvey Rheidol  Institute of Human Sciences  CCS  Research Office  Student Support  Childcare Services  Human Resources

23  Staff Development and Performance review process;  E recruiter;  HR/Payroll process;  Employee Assistance programme. Developments in 2012/13

24 Thank You Diolch Thank you


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