Integrated Foundation Year Students

Welcome to the 2021 / 22 academic year. We have created this page to help Integrated Foundation Year students navigate your first week with us at Aberystwyth University

There are a number of in-person sessions over the week, and some online activities. This list only covers the Integrated Foundation Year scheme – students doing a foundation in Geography/Human Geography/Physical Geography/Environmental Science/Environmental Earth Science/Sociology/English and Creative Writing/Psychology/Television and Film Studies/Drama and Theatre Studies/History/Education/International Politics (&Military History)/Law, and Criminology.

Students taking foundations in other subjects should look at the Big Welcome pages for those departments where you will have your own induction programme.

In-person sessions will be in lecture theatres or outdoors with relevant Covid rules applying. Online sessions are run over MS Teams.

This schedule will be updated. We look forward to meeting you. Enjoy the Big Welcome and Orientation Week.

Time / Location


Activity type

(in person / online / compulsory)


Tuesday 28 September 2021

09:00 - 10:00 

A6 Llandinam

Integrated Foundation Year Degree Scheme Induction and Registration

In person (compulsory)

Welcome Talk and overview of activities for new students

10:00 - 17:00

ALL students - Foundation Scheme PT meetings (with Sinéad, Marc and Beth)

Scheduled throughout the day

In person - compulsory

Your Personal Tutor will be your main point of contact throughout the Foundation Year.

11:15 - 12:00

Theatre, Film & Television Studies students ONLY – departmental tutor meeting with Dr. Kate Woodward

Online (Live) - compulsory

TFTS Students only

14:00 - 14:30 

Psychology students ONLY – departmental tutor meeting with Prof Nigel Holt

Online (Live) - compulsory

Psychology students only

Wednesday 29 September 2021

10:00 – 11:00


Student Support Services

Online using Teams (TBC) - optional

For all FY Students


Library talk available on BB 



14:00 – 15.00

Registration drop in and coffee break with the FY Team

ALSO Departmental meet and greet with departmental tutor for Law & Criminology students

Online using Teams (optional)


Online using Teams

For ALL - Online help and ‘Hi’ session


Compulsory for Law and Criminology Students

Thursday 30 September 2021

10:30 - 11:30 

Orientation Walk – in groups of 10 

 In-person - optional

Informal 45 min walk - chance to meet your fellow students

10:30 - 11:00

Geographical and Environmental Sciences students meet Head of Department and tour DGES

In-person – compulsory meet at DGES fishponds

for DGES students ONLY


School of Education tutor meeting


for Education students only 

Monday 4th October 2021 

First Week of Teaching