Welcome

Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice ChancellorWelcome to Aberystwyth University (Mauritius Branch Campus)!

Wherever you come from, and whatever your plans and hopes for the future, we are delighted you are considering studying with us.

Aberystwyth University was founded in 1872 and is a traditional university because we focus on both research and teaching. In our Strategic Plan, we aim for research with excellence that makes a real difference, and teaching that inspires. We want our excellent student experience to include being in an environment where we work together to find solutions to the world’s problems.

We are also a traditional university because we respect our history – but we also look forward and face new challenges in new ways. In 1885 my predecessor Thomas Charles Edwards, the first Principal of the University, made scholarships available to excellent students regardless of their nationality, religion or background – a revolutionary idea for the time! He wanted to encourage excellence and create opportunities, just as we do today; and he said 'Great Colleges become what they are by opening their gates to all comers'.

For the past 130 years we have been welcoming women and men from all around the world to Aber. It’s a beautiful, bilingual place with staff and students from more than 100 countries. Our Mauritius campus is in another beautiful, bilingual place, and it shares values, aims and opportunities with our Aber home.

Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor

 

Welcome from the Academic Campus Director

I am delighted to warmly welcome you to Aberystwyth University (Mauritius Branch Campus), which opened in 2015 as part of our international strategy to offer an Aberystwyth University (ABER) education to the wider world. The Aberystwyth University motto translates as “A world without knowledge is no world at all” which inspires Aberystwyth University Mauritius to offer a high quality, transformative and innovative University education. 

Since we opened we have had the pleasure of working in partnership with the local community in Mauritius to provide a world class educational experience to students from all over the globe and our academic team offers teaching and research that inspires and strengthens curiosity and knowledge. Aberystwyth University Mauritius students have been in the fortunate position of interacting with students and staff from many parts of the globe such as Mauritius, the UK, Botswana, Cameroon, South Africa, Nigeria, Poland, Finland, France, Malaysia, Ghana, The Netherlands, India, Egypt and many more countries.

In your future careers if you demonstrate subject passion, commitment and tenacity you will be extremely valuable to your employers. Think about sports personalities in Mauritius such as Aurelie Halbwachs, the bicycle racer, Lambert Leclezio, equestrian, Kate Foo, Badminton and Brandley Vincent swimmer, they have all demonstrated a can- do attitude to overcome obstacles and achieve success.

The world of work is undergoing remarkable rapid change. Along with the academic knowledge which is essential for your discipline, I wish to emphasize 3 softer skills that employers may also look for in employees.

  • Embracing innovation and creativity
  • Strengthening emotional and cultural intelligence
  • Developing mental elasticity

Adaptability and flexibility are crucial as you are likely to have the opportunity of working with diverse teams to solve complex problems through innovation, creativity and adopting emotional and cultural intelligence. This requires a mental elasticity and resilience to be a critical and reflective employee who is resourceful and effective at work.

During your academic studies, if you need assistance or wish to share your accomplishments please do speak with your lecturer, personal tutor, administration department or other members of the Aberystwyth University Mauritius team. We are here to support you on your academic journey.

Dr Susan Busby, Academic Campus Director