10 Eastgate, Aberystwyth, SY23 2AR
10 Eastgate, Aberystwyth, SY23 2AR
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 As one of our first blog posts, we wanted to dig deep into the history of Aberystwyth University – a notable asset of this beautiful coastal town. And, it just seemed right to start our blogging journey from the very beginning…

 Aberystwyth University was established in 1872, but nothing like how we know it today. It was originally called University College Wales and was the first university to be born in Wales, only comprising of 26 students and a couple teachers.

 Fun fact: University College Wales was one of the first institutions to admit women. Get to know the first female students through this link here.

 After the second world war, there was significant expansion in the research and departments, giving it the authority to win awards – which was a pretty big deal back then! All of their awards and rankings can be found on their website – I have linked this here.

 Further into the journey, the University has many plans in place for the future including a new lease of life for the Old College based on Aberystwyth coast. This historic building is going to be transformed into a new and unique facility for students and even the public to have use of.

I found a great YouTube video where it goes into more dept of the plans, and it is really is exciting. The link for the video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiNd3bi6xfk – this is a must watch!

 Aberystwyth University has come a long way over the past 150 years, now having over 8,000 students. From its humble beginnings, it has carried the Welsh culture and language high-and-mighty, making all of us Aber natives proud.

I know you may be thinking – what has this got to do with property?

The students have had a huge impact on the HMO property investment in Aberystwyth. Many investors have seen the University as an opportunity to grow their portfolio, and the number of students just keeps on growing!

There are many HMO’s on the market for sale currently, but we can go into more detail on this topic soon…

So there you have it, a brief history of Aberystwyth University, the Welsh culture it brings, and the impact it has had on the property market.