Whatever the reason – many students often stay in Aberystwyth over the Christmas break. We don’t want anyone to feel alone, so we’ve put together this list of events going on as well as a list of useful contacts.

We’ve also created a Facebook group to share updates of events and activities, as well as giving students the opportunity to arrange meet-up with others.

Students' Union Opening Times: Winter Break 2021



Throughout December..

Holiday Goody Bags

Staying in Aberystwyth over Winter? The SU are arranging for FREE gifts/goody bags to be put together for students to help keep you entertained and laden with treats over the winter period. Please sign up using our online form to let us know that you'd like one of these bags by 07/12/21.

Holiday Postcards

Spread some joy this holiday season by sending a greetings card to a loved one anywhere in the world. Postcards will be available to collect at SU reception any weekday from 10am-4pm.

The Holidays Stall 

Your AberSU Officers will be running a festive stall with mince pies and hot drinks on the Concourse between, 12th-17th December. 

Remembrance Tree

We will have a Christmas tree placed in reception in honor of those who we have lost. Place a name tag on the tree in remembrance. 


BywydAberLife: Decorating Day 


BywydAberLife: Christmas Cake Off 

04/12/21 @ The Union: Xmas Rave

Bingo Lingo: Aberystwyth Christmas Special 

BywydAberLife: Festive Photos 


AberSU: Festive Meet and Greet

BywydAberLife: Pies ‘n’ Vibes 


BywydAberLife: Christmas Karaoke

10/12/21 AberSU: Christmas Jumper Day
11/12/21 BywydAberLife: Movie Night

BywydAberLife: Christmas Care Cards 


AberSU: Tree Planting Volunteering 

BywydAberLife: Coffee Morning 


BywydAberLife: Fezziwig’s Dance 


BywydAberLife: Christmas Crafts 

20/12/21 AberSU: Birmingham Christmas Markets

BywydAberLife: Christmas Quiz 


BywydAberLife: Scavengar Hunt 

05/01/21 AberSU: New Years Walk



Student Space

In this section, you can find a range of articles to help you think about, plan for and manage the end of term.

Need Support?

Name: Contact Details:
Aberystwyth Students’ Union Advice Service

Aberystwyth University Student Support Services 


University Campus Life 24/7 Helpline

01970 621761 or 01970 622087


01970 622900

Emergency and NHS services

111: Non-emergency medical service

999: For an emergency requiring Police, Ambulance or Fire services


If you are actively suicidal

Find your local GP:

Find your local A&E Department:

The Samaritans 

Tel 116 123 (24 hrs a day, 7 days a week) 

Welsh Language Line 0300 123 3011 (7pm- 11pm only, 7 days a week)